The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #1644891
Posted By: Bunnahabhain
09-Jan-06 - 09:54 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Organising a blues festival I don't know about specifically, but on the general principals of organising festival stuff, go mad now.
It'll mean people are used to it by the event. Much better than going mad the week before it. You're posting to Moab, so that's a good start.
The next popular exercise is getting artistic types to actually give you a useful answer if they're going to be there or not. Unlees you pin them down, they'll still be telling you maybe until three days after it's finished.
A useful warm-up for this is trying to heard an infinite number of cats away from several plates of salmon, without annoying any of them...
Whilst doing this, you should be using your other hand to try and hold off the real world, comprising such necessary evils as venues, caterers etc, who also like to know what they're supposed to be doing.
Promise yourself that you'll get someone else to organise the next one. I know a couple who took a year off organising our annual trip to a festival, by getting married. They organised a wedding as light relief instead that year.
And remember to enjoy it!!!!