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Posted By: Don Firth
08-Jun-12 - 04:11 PM
Thread Name: Bad days in Seattle folk scene
Subject: RE: Bad days in Seattle folk scene
But the causal connection is "the greatest number of people." No causal connection with folk music gatherings per se.

The shooting that took place near the Seattle Center during the Forklift Festival turned out to be gang-related. And it wasn't actually on the Center grounds, it happened on Broad Street, which goes by the Center. One guy, a passer-by who had nothing to do with the altercation, got hit in the leg (Great shooting, there, Wyatt Earp!!). He said he didn't even know he'd been hit until someone told him his leg was bleeding.

I wouldn't stop going to folk festivals on that account. Although I don't really like mob-scenes like the Forklift Festival. Especially when you have to search to find the folk music among all the garage bands and berzerk drummers.

Don Firth