Mudcat Café message #885645 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #56518   Message #885645
Posted By: GUEST,me
08-Feb-03 - 02:29 PM
Thread Name: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
Subject: RE: Pacific Northwest: Folklife/Runamuck '03
am i the only person bothered that pacific northwest folk life began sending out cops to threaten and arrest buskers as of a few years ago. many performers, including me, depended on the busking money to go and perform as well as stay fot much of the weekend.

they sold the right to sell recordings to tower records then arrest any one selling their own stuff, but they wouldn't bother big groups just the solo performers as the cops were too cowardly to go after a band of five or six.

i think the whole thing is disgusting, i performed at folk life for six or seven years , now it's a festival only for the well off or people who live right in seattle