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Thread #116964   Message #2545978
Posted By: Backwoodsman
22-Jan-09 - 08:40 AM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
Correct, Golightly, drinking and driving don't mix.

"As a non-drinker I'm often baffled as to why I can enjoy a night at a gig without boozing but others are really deterred if they can't have a drink.

Beer and folk music are inextricably linked in some people's minds; maybe that's another problem"

When the medics told me three years ago that I had to stop drinking alcohol, the one thing that didn't cross my mind was any kind of thought that my enjoyment of folk-music was at an end. It hasn't made the slightest difference to me in that respect - in fact in some ways it's made life easier, I no longer have the mental battle over whether to have a pint or not when I'm driving. :-)