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terrier Have the good times gone? I worry..... (35) RE: Have the good times gone? I worry..... 31 Mar 11

I rarely go to 'folk' clubs and 'folk' concerts don't inspire me one little bit. I detest open mike sessions,just can't see the point. The real music of the people to me happens when people just get together to sing and play ad hoc. No special stages, lights, mikes and no sitting in cold marquees sinking into the soft mud in a rainy Brit summer. I couldn't afford the festival ticket prices before the recession so now, if the organisers need to rethink their strategy, it can only be a good thing, as said in previous posts, maybe the depression is just the thing we need to re introduce us back to our roots and regain some of that basic enjoyment just to make music for the hell of it. Once the concert/festival scene finds its new level I'm sure everything will be back to normal. There will always be plenty of concert/festival goers to make a good fist of it and I certainly havn't seen any reduction in the number of sessions. I'm sure that most of us are a little reticent at the moment to jump in the car and drive as far to a gig as maybe we would have a few months ago, but as for the good times having gone, I'm being eternally optimistic. Today is a new day.
I wonder how many organisers are hampered more by new rules and regs of the Nanny State than the present downturn in the economy?

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