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GUEST,Don Meixner Old Songs Festival 2006, $$$$$, and gasoline (21) $$$$$, Old Songs and gasoline 20 Apr 06


As I am building jewelry for The Old Songs Festival a thought crossed my mind. Am I building too much stock for this or any show for the foreseeable future?

At what looks to be $3.50 + per gallon for fuel to get to Old Songs will the festival be a good and profitable show for me to do. In my case it doesn't matter too much. I'd lose money to do Old Songs.
It is my favorite show. But at what fuel cost will people decide not to attend Old Songs or any festival for that matter? And if people do attend the show how much will it affect mine or Allan Block's or anyone else's sales?

I have to make about $ 600.00 in sales just to break even for the show. I don't worry about whether I can or not but other crafters have a much tighter margin than do I.

Nebulous questions with nebulous answers I know. But the cost of fuel will affect the bottom line of Andy's great festival. What about CD sales for the performers? Local motel and B & B intake?

I'd like to think that for everyone who decides not to drive in from Boston someone locally will drive in from Delmar just to see what they've been missing. But as optimistic as I can be this doesn't sound too likely.

So, at how much per gallon do you stay home and listen to Folk Alley stream through your computer? Do you limit your travel elsewhere and at othertimes to come to Old Songs. Or do you hope the crisis if it is such will end soon?

Don


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