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Thread #26816   Message #325766
Posted By: Liam's Brother
23-Oct-00 - 09:11 PM
Thread Name: FSGW Getaway 2000 Memories
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 2000 Memories
Blessed weather!

The concert on Saturday night was one of the best I've ever attended in my life. There were 20-odd performers and the variety and talent was just great. Charlie Baum did a perfect job as MC... very witty, descriptive and engaging. Dennis Cook's sound was clear as a bell (without the ring). The stage managers did a wonderful job getting everybody on and off so fast that it moved seamlessly and you could hardly scratch your, um, nose between performers.

The impromptu shanty-sing on Saturday night was cracklingly good but I heard a lot of very fine music coming from one cranny or another during the weekend. The country music, for example, that caught my ear going back and forth to the pond sounded really fine.

I hate to single out anyone because it could have the effect of diminishing others and everyone sang very well. However, I really enjoyed listening to Lisa Null. I've known Lisa about 25 years and she has always sang well. She was brilliant this weekend.

The temperature was warm enough that the fish were active down at the pond. There were a lot of 8 inch bluegill sunfish and the largemouth bass were about a pound and biting much of the time. Mick brought some supplies (worms and Guinness) from Michigan and he and I pretty much matched each other fish for fish at the water.

I enjoyed performing with my wife, Bonnie. We are not a duo in that sense. We had a lot of fun singing together in our concert spots and informal settings.

It was good to meet Mudcatters old - some very dear friends - and putting faces to names on threads. All-in-all, it was a very relaxed weekend and I thank all who put in the hard work organizing the event and congratulate them on their success!

All the best,
Dan Milner