The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110739 Message #2329377
Posted By: M.Ted
29-Apr-08 - 11:13 PM
Thread Name: Tight Folkies
Subject: RE: Tight Folkies
I think that the story speaks for itself--and the responses pretty much proves the point--the ranks of folk music are full of pennypinching cheapskates.
The belief that he intended to make some kind of killing off folkies is a mindset that I know only too well--truth be told, had he sold coffee and/or water to everyone, he would not have made enough money to cover the costs of opening up at 8am, an despite efforts to claim the contrary, I am sure he had little thought of profit--his idea was simply that most normal humans would have bought coffee or whatever out of hand, without need for being prodded--we live in a society of joyful consumers, after all.
And though I am sure SRS' story was just an awkward situation--I have heard many stories about folkies bringing bag lunches into restaurants and beverages into bars, not withstanding health ordinances or social customs.