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Thread #155373 Message #3654428
Posted By: Hamish
28-Aug-14 - 07:35 AM
Thread Name: 50th Towersey Festival
Subject: RE: 50th Towersey Festival
Odd. I thought Venue 65 wasn't that bad for the RT gig. Much less crowded than, for instance, Bellowhead a couple of years back. I arrived for the start of his gig and had no trouble getting a pretty good vantage point. Had to turn loads of people away from the beginners' ukulele workshop though (and they did!) And my experiences of the Big Club and Ceilidh Tent were certainly no more crowded than previous years.
Sort of agree about the lacklustre line-up - on paper at least. However as always it's the ones you don't know ahead of tie that often turn up unexpected highlights: Jossienne Clarke and Ben Walker, whose Fotheringaye was my moment of the whole festival*; Will McNicol; Elliot Morris.
*Also, her version of Who Knows Where the Time Goes was even better than RT's.
In short: I loved it. As always.