Mudcat Café message #2421438 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #113765   Message #2421438
Posted By: bubblyrat
24-Aug-08 - 06:22 PM
Thread Name: Review: Sidmouth '08
Subject: RE: Review: Sidmouth '08
I didn't "steward", OR buy a ticket this year, but just went for the "fringe". Obviously, several elements of the "old" Sidmouth are missing,especially the Arena ( I miss all the people walking up the hill !! ),and the Church House Lawn marquee. Also, the "ambience" isn't the same around the Ham marquee either. Blackmore Gardens did not seem to have the same "buzz", and, from a distance, the LNE complex seemed to be smaller than in previous years ,or is it just me ?? But I enjoyed the American Old Time sessions, and Colin's hospitality and lunchtime victuals, in the Bedford Hotel ( some things never seem to change, thank God !!) , and the Radway was fun, too. Otherwise, the whole thing was kind of OK, but not nearly as memorable as was the case a few short ( 3 or 4 ) years ago. There is definitely something missing, I feel ( sadly ). Of course, the weather ( what happened to Global Warming ?) didn't help !!
                               See you (maybe !) at Wallingford, Swanage, Banbury, and Bampton ( Devon ) !!

                               Nick E. Nackinou