hmmm....audience participation. In some venues just fine....in others like the final concert it could entice some to change seats, others to leave and foreign language singers to cringe. The pub sing at the hall covers the venue for people who want to sing and be heard. Different folks doing different things makes the festival what it is and I hope will continue to be. People pay a handsome fee to see the performers on stage and enjoy the presenters as well as their musical trends. Some sing ballads, play instruments, single, group and story tellers. Several do it all. Personally I like the venue as it stands. Learning songs and listening to new singers is always great in the hall when it gets rolling. I like the split for stage and hall with whatever follows at the YTB at late evening....this year until 4 to 4:30 with a lot of good song and cheer. The blocks were fully busted this year. Ken, Mark, Jerry, Barry, Charlie, John, many others, our crew from Gloucester were sure up for singing this year. Goeff and crew who organized this 30th year even should be extremely proud of what went on in all venues. Nice to see the Thursday evening concert back, too. I am still amazed that we could not pick out Mars at 5 a.m as the sun was rising!!!! Great job by all who assisted, managed, performed, attended and donated to the 30th Mystic Sea Music Festival. The Museum should and I'm sure after this event hold the festival in high esteem. Can't get much better than this. Nice to see some friends from afar and catch up on old and new news. Mark, nice job on Maui!!!
Thanks to all.....too many to thank for so much!!!!
Doryman and his mate(Peter and Joanne)