Mudcat Café message #531133 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37366   Message #531133
Posted By: GUEST,dougboywonder
19-Aug-01 - 10:51 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth now?
Subject: RE: Sidmouth now?
well.... June Tabor is a bit funny at times, but in my view she can get away with it by being so excellent on stage. She remains one of my favorite concerts at sidmouth of recent years...

No - bizarre requests (see if you can guess who each is coz I'm not going to name names.)....

1) Insisting the sound crew take "that awfull echo off my voice" in an empty arena with the monitors turned off...

2) Refusing to use a fiddle mic saying that it came through perfectly well on the vocal mic being used, and then wincing and cursing at the ensuing feedback.

3) the artistes parents standing at the sound desk and making "helpful suggestions" - things along the lines of "when she is talking you need to be able to hear the voice" or "Sometimes she plays at the same time as singing so you need to be able to have both things on at the same time..." - something I'm sure had never occured...

And those are off the top of my head.

But, yeah good festival, and thanks to all the mudcatter artists (Sam, Bob and Dan, Ralph many more I've temporarily forgoten)