The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61988   Message #999390
Posted By: treewind
09-Aug-03 - 11:29 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth- How was it for you?
Subject: RE: Sidmouth- How was it for you?
How was it?
I think it was good, but it was such hard work for us (Mary H. and me) that it's almost a relief to get home and not have to study timetables and plans to work out how we get through the next day. We had three song events, three ceilidhs with English Rebellion and playing for Gog Magog Molly when we weren't doing anything else. The rest of them had a day off - we didn't! Most days there was a panic because I'd lost or left behind something I needed! (space case!)

Still, it's the first Sidmouth I've even been to when it didn't rain even one day. Hot or what!?

Only new mudcatter I met was Countess Richard, at the concert with the Ryburn five.

The only performance where we got a chance to sit back and listen to someone else doing the hard work was Chris Coe and John Kirkpatrick at the Bedford on Wednesday.

Highlight of the week - perhaps the Flame show on Monday, with Black Swan Rapper's burning swords taking the biscuit for sheer bravado and showmanship. I wish I'd also seen the performance they reputedly did later in the week, with only ultraviolet lighting and fluorescent paint on their swords.

Lots of other good things though - selling enough CD's to keep us in beer money, taking part in the final procession with Gog Magog Molly, right down to dowsing the torches in the sea, and meeting many old and new friends as usual...