The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #80251   Message #1461950
Posted By: Jos
15-Apr-05 - 06:22 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Closed
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Closed
Folk raves as well as a festival - maybe, but most morris sides would be too booked up in the summer for such spontaneity.

Folk raves to replace festivals would be to give in to people like the man who was serving me in the electrical shop near the Radway (the one with a display of festival photographs in the window) last year when the Sheffield giants went past. The fury and venom he displayed really took me aback - words such as 'idiots', 'holding up the traffic' [to me they seemed to be going faster than the usual traffic], and 'Why don't they stay in the fields where they belong?'