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My Ideal Folk Festival

GUEST,The Mesh Man 08 Oct 08 - 04:51 AM
TheSnail 08 Oct 08 - 05:22 AM
Valmai Goodyear 08 Oct 08 - 05:26 AM
Waddon Pete 08 Oct 08 - 05:44 AM
Will Fly 08 Oct 08 - 05:48 AM
TheSnail 08 Oct 08 - 06:37 AM
Will Fly 08 Oct 08 - 06:45 AM
Ernest 08 Oct 08 - 06:52 AM
Will Fly 08 Oct 08 - 06:54 AM
theleveller 08 Oct 08 - 07:46 AM
Will Fly 08 Oct 08 - 07:56 AM
Mr Red 08 Oct 08 - 08:13 AM
the lemonade lady 08 Oct 08 - 09:24 AM
BusyBee Paul 08 Oct 08 - 11:25 AM
bubblyrat 08 Oct 08 - 01:33 PM
Dave (Bridge) 08 Oct 08 - 01:48 PM
Little Robyn 08 Oct 08 - 02:26 PM
theleveller 08 Oct 08 - 03:07 PM
Lowden Jameswright 08 Oct 08 - 03:18 PM
Banjiman 08 Oct 08 - 03:26 PM
Dave (Bridge) 08 Oct 08 - 04:05 PM
Will Fly 08 Oct 08 - 04:13 PM
BusyBee Paul 09 Oct 08 - 06:11 AM
theleveller 09 Oct 08 - 08:45 AM
RobbieWilson 09 Oct 08 - 08:50 AM
peregrina 09 Oct 08 - 08:52 AM
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Subject: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: GUEST,The Mesh Man
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 04:51 AM

MY IDEAL FOLK FESTIVAL

Well, of course, I get to pick the artists appearing, and their set lists will be submitted to me for approval 30 days before the event. Festival sites can be difficult to find and so a chauffeur driven limo will pick me up and deliver me to site where a steward will be allocated for my use throughout the festival period. All venues will have waitress service and a menu will be available listing all of the finest real ales and those ciders which glow in the dark. Concerts will start (and finish) when I'm good and ready and a reserved front row seat made available. That seat will incorporate a port-a-potty because I have no intention searching for a loo or missing anything. I will have constant remote control of the sound desk ensuring perfect sound (for me) throughout all concerts.

My tent will have been erected (by my steward) not more than 10 paces from my chosen venue and that area will become a late night area if I say it is, but if I want to go to sleep everyone will be quiet and go to bed.

There will be a fully equipped hospital on site (I may get a headache), kennels to accommodate visitor's dogs, a baby sitting service and a crèche for children, and a bank (where 100% of my money is safe) and a financial advisor.

I don't think this is too much to ask.

Oh, and of course, the festival should be FREE.


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: TheSnail
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 05:22 AM

You forgot Free Beer.


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 05:26 AM

And possibly a dress and coiffure code.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 05:44 AM

ah...but what would be your ideal guest list!!!!


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 05:48 AM

And your choice of audience - who would also want to have all the facilities you have - but wouldn't get them.


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: TheSnail
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 06:37 AM

Audience of one, I think.


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 06:45 AM

Plenty of space in the mosh pit too.


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: Ernest
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 06:52 AM

If this will happen I am sure your seat will be white and fluffy.

All artists will be playing harp.

;0)
Ernest


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 06:54 AM

My seat's already white and fluffy - but why am I telling you this...


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: theleveller
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 07:46 AM

It would take place in our village, on the big field in front of the castle; I get to choose the artists, the beer and food are free and I can have late-night singarounds under the willow tree in my garden. The weather, of course, will be fantastic. Best of all, I can sleep in my own bed. Hmmm....might have to organise that one day.


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 07:56 AM

Actually, some friends of mine do organise their own annual summer festival - in the back garden of one of their houses in Sussex. It's an "invitation only" festival to locals, friends and various musicians - and around 150 people turn up, with around 20 acts performing. There's a beer area, food area, proper PA and mixer system (I was doing the mix this year) - and you puts your name on the blackboard and then you performs.

It's a wonderful event. Everyone brings some food and drink, and a chair/cushion if need be. A rota of voluneers does food, drink and washing-up service. We end with a short ceilidh - after the folk, traditional ,blues, jazz, rock of the day - and then chill out around a large bonfire after 9pm.

And it's free - people just bring their music and their food/drink contribution. Performers range from 4-year olds to 84-year olds!


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: Mr Red
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 08:13 AM

AH! Mr Mesh Man - what will the festival be like when you wake-up from this dream?

Mesh is designed to keep people out - is this a clue?


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 09:24 AM

How about an afternoon tea 1940's themed tent with cream teas?

MMMmmmmmmmm

sal


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 11:25 AM

TheLeveller - will you invite me please?. LOL


I was actually having a similar conversation last week with a folkie friend - along the lines of "What would you do if you won the Lottery?".


Deirdre


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: bubblyrat
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 01:33 PM

Miskin used to be my ideal Folk Festival--why oh why can't we have another one like it somewhere else ?? I don't mind cleaning the loos or cooking ( but not both !! ) again--I loved it !!


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: Dave (Bridge)
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 01:48 PM

Not a festival as such, but next weekend I am going to a folk event in a micro brewery. Drinking real ales and singing real songs all weeekend in a brewery. Wow


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: Little Robyn
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 02:26 PM

The main thing for me would be that none of the things I want to see/hear, workshops, concerts, etc. would overlap!
Will Fly that sounds lovely. If I ever get around to your side of the world again, can I come?
Robyn


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: theleveller
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 03:07 PM

"TheLeveller - will you invite me please?. LOL"

Absolutely - can I come to yours?


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: Lowden Jameswright
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 03:18 PM

Whitby


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: Banjiman
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 03:26 PM

Sounds just like the KFFC Big Birthday Bash & Winter Warmer.......possibly!

BBP & The Leveller, you're already coming to ours, can we come to yours?

Paul


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: Dave (Bridge)
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 04:05 PM

Folk 'n' Fun Weekends


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 04:13 PM

Little Robyn:

"The main thing for me would be that none of the things I want to see/hear, workshops, concerts, etc. would overlap!
Will Fly that sounds lovely. If I ever get around to your side of the world again, can I come?
Robyn"

Absolutely - if you're in Sussex towards the end of August, PM me and you'll be welcome.

Will


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 06:11 AM

Banjiman & TheLeveller: Of course you can come to mine!

Gainsborough Folk Festival - 24th - 26th October 2008. See separate thread for more details.

:-)

Deirdre


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: theleveller
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 08:45 AM

"BBP & The Leveller, you're already coming to ours, can we come to yours?"

Paul, Blind Summat is already on the list of prospective artists. Now, when I am going to get that lottery win?


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 08:50 AM

Of course this is an impossible question to answer because the best moments of festivals are always surprises: Music you have not heard before, people you have not met before, moments of kindness which crop up from nowhere.


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Subject: RE: My Ideal Folk Festival
From: peregrina
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 08:52 AM

yes--room for serendipity...


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