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Thread #155117   Message #3650608
Posted By: Mr Red
13-Aug-14 - 05:10 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Folk Festival 2014
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folk Festival 2014
I went to the wash-up session last year and chipped-in with my twopenneth, and thanked an organiser after personally. I meant to go this year but got sidetracked by some folk workshop or other - imagine that - at a Folk Festival!
They are brave enough to invite comment, and humble enough not to argue when things are said - usually constructively. Nothing is perfect and opinions are cheap. But having said that most comments started with the amazement what such a small and dedicated team can achieve. Bus troubles, and the like.

It has to be said that Sidmouth, as a town, do exceptionally well at keeping the bland, supra-national, aggressive (I didn't say Tesco) samenesses in keeping with the nature of the town. A living urban environ, with a beach & tourist and NO SLOT ARCADES!

How long would the Festival survive if they dominated?