The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #113881 Message #2670527
Posted By: Azizi
03-Jul-09 - 07:32 AM
Thread Name: Apple Hollow Music Fest Quebec Canada '09
Subject: RE: Apple Hollow Music Fest Quebec Canada '09
Adrien, I definitely recognize that as the organizer of the Apple Hollow Music Fest, you are much too busy to do anything with this tie idea or tie ideas. Besides, the concept of the fest may be too serious for this type of connection. But given that the fact that there are quite a number of light hearted posts on this thread, I didn't get that impression of your fest.
If I were attending the fest, I would have been glad to help with that effort and with others which are probably much more important. But unfortunately, I will not be attending.
I recognize that this tie contest or tie whatever (which could tie many things together) is only tangential to the core purpose of the event. However, if you wanted it to be, "ties" could have been used as a publicity stunt (to further garner community interest for the fest. Imagine a news article "tieing" the event with the artists then and now. Imagine a news article promoting the event and asking people to come to that event-or to one day of that event-wearing their most outrageous ties. Women can wear ties too. [which is one equal opportunities theme that could be used).
As I've already indicated, I recognize that this is quite tangential to the core of the festival.
But sometimes tangents are good things too. IMO, tangents are one reason why Mudcat discussion threads about the Apple Hollow Music Fest are interesting to read. These threads have been more than just announcements about the event, though the event should and does take center stage.
IMO, the "Bless be the tie that binds" idea could be a fun promotional opportunity and a possibly fun raising opportunity. True, the idea popped up out of no where [which is how many ideas come], but it's no big deal if people decide not to do anything with it.