The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #84178   Message #1553196
Posted By: Houston_Diamond
30-Aug-05 - 10:12 PM
Thread Name: Towersey 05 - Thoughts Of A First Timer
Subject: RE: Towersey 05 - Thoughts Of A First Timer
Feeling like an old timer of Towersey (I think 30 years not sure though im only 32)

I remember between 15 to 20 years ago their was a far better intimate feel to the festival and only going into the other field (now used as the 'lesser' campsite with the "art centre") to watch the fireworks on the last night.

It has certainly moved on to the vision Steve and his team seem to want it (geared toward a younger audience).

Love going to Towersey still but the cost is far too much for me these days (even when I go to steward!)

I find the 3 horseshoes more entertaining which is something that is great to find that mrs casey's music hasn't contaminated.

Dont get me wrong, I have loved the concerts and ceilidhs over the years not to mention watching(even in the rainiest of conditions) some of the international acts, but the feeling of the festival in these areas (to me for fun and enjoyment) seems forced.

It certainly hasn't helped that the provision of food retailers has grown and so too has the price!!!

IMHO it isn't the top acts that attract me there anymore, it's you great people who come and I have grown up with all these years that make it so worth while attending.

This year I only made it to the monday evening and really enjoyed hearing the singers in the barn, the chipolatas (great down to earth performers) and getting to sing in the barn as well.

I certainly hope to make it to next years 42nd bash and steward so as there is at least 1 experienced steward. (no offence LTS hehehe).

PS great to see & hear ya LTS. hope to see and possibly hear all your fine music and dance soon.