Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Reggie Miles Going to Rainycamp, Seattle WA, USA? (2007) (29) RE: Going to Rainycamp, Seattle WA, USA? (2007) 14 Jan 07

Here's the text that caused me to post what I did.

"There will be no discounted rate for stays of less than the full weekend."

You can read it on this page Rainy Camp '07 under the heading of Payment.

I understand the need of the organizers for these gatherings. They want to promote the entire weekend stay when trying to book campers for these events because they want to ensure that they will be able to meet what is probably an expensive fee for the rental of the campgrounds. There may also be additional concerns and considerations for how much food will be available to feed each camper. Further, there may be capacity issues that the camp might be bound by, or other such regulations regarding the use of such facilities. And too, there's the problem of simply having to deal with last minute arrivals to the party, the parking problems, and the issues of having enough room to accommodate extra unscheduled visitors. Finally, some folks may not wish to spend the extra time during the weekend to handle surprise attendees. They would rather be spending that time enjoying themselves at the event, taking in that special workshop, etc.

Still, I would think that the extra interest in the event and the genre would somehow be welcomed and nurtured.

When folk musicians are outlawed, only outlaws will be folk musicians. Hey, I don't particularly think of this as bad. This could be a great shot in the arm to the genre. Think about it. We could use a few more banned outlaw folk musicians to spice up the mix. It worked for Rock and Roll (think Elvis and his hip shakin')and it's been doing wonders for the Rappers. All that gangsta imagery has made this genre the new 'bad boys'. That dangerous edge, and those explicite lyrics have drawn a lot of attention their way. Maybe we need a few more bad boys...and girls.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.