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Thread #102890 Message #2110926
Posted By: Vin2
25-Jul-07 - 10:43 AM
Thread Name: 10th Saddleworth Festival, 2007
Subject: RE: 10th Saddleworth
Ditto also everything that's said above. The tenth (my ninth - so i can celebrate agin next year!) was really fab. Was a bit tentative this year as me mate Jim, who normally came along sadly died in an accident recently but the atmosphere and friendliness of the festival helped tremendously. Sat'day night in the Civic was amazing; after each guest spot you kinda thought, 'wow, follow that' but each act was truly brill climaxing with the fab Waterson / Carthy even without the great Norma (hope you're feeling lots better). The survivors night as Linda said, was tremendous; what an end standing up and joining hands 'as we went rolling home'.
I think the only criticism i heard was that the early acts on Sat eve didn't have long enough which to me shows the quality on show, such that people didn't want to let em go. Great tribute to the organisers!
Well done and thanks very much Ali for a smashing time (sure we'll see you around next year) and all the committee for the hard slog througout the year.
Saddleworth 2007 - fabulous music, fabulous people = fabulous festiva!!