The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40429 Message #579481
Posted By: Big Mick
25-Oct-01 - 11:39 AM
Thread Name: Mudcat and FSGW/Other 3d organ.
Subject: RE: Mudcat and FSGW/Other 3d organ.
Yep, I am dead in the same corner as Rick on this one. And this wasn't an anomaly. All three of the Getaways I have been to have been the same. I have never felt separate, or unwelcome. The Mudcat's relevance in this gathering is only that of a resource that caused me to discover this gathering. I am very, very proud of our Mudcat, but it doesn't rate as a divider to me. The Getaway is a gathering of folkies.......period. And I am going to join FSGW because of that bunch of folkies. They are savvy, understand the music, loaded with talent, warm, welcoming.........all the adjectives apply here. They run a gathering that is not matched by any other I have attended. It is free of snobbiness, and there was not a "Folk Nazi" to be found. Everyone was just enjoying the music. If a workshop or a session didn't suit you, you just moved off to another, or started your own.
With regard to the cabin sings, I would just like to say that ours was open to anyone that wanted to come in. But having said that, I would ask the Mudcatters the following: How many folks did we ASK to join us? Some of the comments here by long time attendees are worth pondering. In order for us to be accepted in this community, we have to reach out a bit and integrate a bit more.
Now.............. I really do have to get to the studio or I will be shot.......LOL