Mudcat Café message #3108316 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #136150   Message #3108316
Posted By: Don(Wyziwyg)T
06-Mar-11 - 03:23 PM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Ripoff!
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Ripoff!
In fairness to Ruth Archer somebody should point out that there might be good reason for her response, so here goes.

The new guest she referred to, signing as Guest Chris Porter, started a thread about Sidmouth complaining about exactly the same aspect of the festival as you highlighted Steve.

He complained voiferously about the Dance Programme, basing his complaint initially on misinformation about the number of bands booked, and stating that Dance was being effectively dropped from the festival.

When Ruth countered with the true lineup of bands, he changed tack and attacked the qhality of the lineup.

Every year we get a troll or two posting here, with the intention of trying to put people off going to Sidmouth, and you just happened to point up the exact same section he chose.

The response is not, I assure you, typical of Ruth or in fact of most Mudcat members, but round about this time of year, the stress of organising an event of this size must be considerable and I'm sure I wouldn't want to be doing it.

Don T.