The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #79907   Message #1456278
Posted By: Don(Wyziwyg)T
09-Apr-05 - 12:32 PM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Excitement!
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Excitement!

The Sidmouth supporters have been much more sneered AT, than sneerING. In almost every thread, we have been disparaged and belittled by posters who obviously want Sidmouth 2005 to fail, and fail catastrophically.

We have been at pains to indicate that we, or at least most of us, will be as sad to see no arena shows as anyone.

Given that we can't have the usual festival this year, we can react in a number of ways:-

1. Go somewhere else.

2. Keep what we can salvage going, and work towards rebuilding the lost aspects in the not too distant (we hope) future.

3. Advocate a complete withdrawal of all activity related to a music festival, and carp, moan, and cavil at anyone who seeks to take the positive way, and choose option 2.

We have no problem with those who decide to choose option 1. It is their right, so to do, and we hope that they will want to come again to a future Sidmouth which contains more of the elements they desire.

We are the people who have chosen option 2. It is our right so to do, but it seems that we must run the gauntlet of ill informed, and unconstructive criticism, as our punishment for disagreeing with those who opt for option three.

Small wonder then that we occasionally get somewhat frustrated with the negative, unhelpful attitude of some posters.

Several threads have been hijacked by them, to the extent that discussion of the topic has been all but impossible.

Which of the three options do you consider most likely to guide Sidmouth in the direction of its former glory?

I believe the answer to that is obvious, so why don't they just let us get on with it.

In the unlikely event that 2005 is not a success, I for one won't be asking them to wipe the egg off my face. I will have the consolation of knowing that I did my share, and TRIED MY VERY BEST. Nobody can do more than that.

Don T.