The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110739   Message #2326164
Posted By: GUEST,The Input
26-Apr-08 - 09:22 AM
Thread Name: Tight Folkies
Subject: RE: Tight Folkies
I heard that story too. I think that, yes you are generalising but I do go along with a lot of what you say though. I understand that not everyone can afford to go to festivals with tickets priced between 50 and 100 quid and that's purely down to affordability, But to use words like 'rip-off' and 'expensive' just whiffs of stinginess. You want entertainment of the best quality you gotta pay for it. It was also mentioned somewhere that "thank God we like folk music". Most Rock festivals are now well in excess of a hundred quid. Those promoters can count themselves lucky that they don't have to sell their tickets to a lot of folkies. They wouldn't survive beyond their first year.