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Thread #32695   Message #432300
Posted By: GUEST,petr
03-Apr-01 - 03:09 PM
Thread Name: Vancouver Folk Festival Thoughts/Advice
Subject: RE: Vancouver Folk Festival Thoughts/Advice
one of those small folding chairs is a great idea but there are times when Ive ended up behind some inconsiderate sod with a lawnchair. the best part of the folk festival is the little workshops that occur in the small stages. There are some great jams happening. One word about the former organizer Gary Cristal, when one of my friends (great fiddle player and guitarist) wanted to get in to the festival and play trad Irish, Cristal said "If I want to get Irish musicians Ill bring in someone from Ireland" so much for supporting the local talent. Overall Ive gone to the festival at least for a day the last few years, it isnt cheap but what gets me is that once you get in and want to find anything you still have to buy the guide for 2 bucks (which is full of advertising anyway) it should really be included with the ticket. Again, I could skip the mainstage and see the small acts in the surrounding stages (because Unless you get there really early the mainstage is a postage stamp and you might as well be listening to the radio.