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Thread #110427   Message #2316212
Posted By: Steve Shaw
15-Apr-08 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
Subject: RE: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
"The Proms are supposed to be about the people's music, and for once it doesn't feel like the people are being handed a pompous, Royal-approval-stamped thing some arts director thinks they should like or some patronising, low-brow housewives' choice that everyone knows in their heart of hearts is a bit desperate. In fact, the BBC Proms have finally done what they are meant to and provided every one of us with a rare opportunity to be involved in something genuinely lovable and enriching. That's better. Flag please!" [QUOTH ELIZA]

I don't know what she's talking about in this last paragraph, and, more to the point, neither does she. "For once?" "Finally done?" "Every one of us a rare opportunity?" The Proms are one of the finest music festivals on the planet and this loadabollox is an insult. She sounds like one of those who think the Proms is the Last Night.   Go find your own barn, Eliza.