The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123602 Message #2723661
Posted By: GUEST,Hesk
14-Sep-09 - 05:31 PM
Thread Name: Music: Back from Bromyard;Verdict?
Subject: RE: Music: Back from Bromyard;Verdict?
Also impressed by the price of the beer. A good contrast to the pub at Towersey charging £3.50 a pint. Congratulations to the Football Club keeping the beer flowing no matter how great the demand.
The Young'uns were the highlight for me, helping to remember Johnny in a fitting way, as did all the shanty singers. It was great to see Joyce there, I hope she managed to feel at ease and enjoy the strong
love and respect that was present in the sessions.
Despite the cold, the weather was good, and for the first time my groundsheet required no cleaning on return! What a contrast.
Just one small gripe. I experienced great friendliness from total strangers, but I am still treated as a stranger by some regulars, who I have seen every year for the past 20 years, and have often sung with at late night sessions. If somebody says hello to you, it's because they recognise you, even if you can't remember them. Festivals can be daunting if you don't live in the area and are not there with a group. Be kind!