The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #84178 Message #1553046
Posted By: Herga Kitty
30-Aug-05 - 06:07 PM
Thread Name: Towersey 05 - Thoughts Of A First Timer
Subject: RE: Towersey 05 - Thoughts Of A First Timer
I've found this thread a very interesting read, because I used to camp at Towersey for the weekend, and go to events (including the late night film show with Jungle Book clips) and have only commuted for the day, and paid to get on site for the last several years. I also went to my first Dartmoor festival this year, so it has been interesting to compare village festivals.
I hope that Andy Cutting, whom I've known since he was 7, and given that the Herga Folk Club, of which his parents were members, was run by accountant and festival organiser John Heydon, fully appreciates that, as a professional folk perfomer, he can claim his ticket price as a business expense on his tax return.
I also hope that Jim Causley didn't pay for a Dartmoor ticket, because he was stewarding.
I think it's great that the best performers on the folk circuit don't set themselves apart from the punters, and generally and generously mix and mingle with their fans.