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Thread #139478   Message #3203720
Posted By: GUEST
08-Aug-11 - 04:23 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Festival as it happens
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Festival as it happens
MoiraFC you don't say whether the actual performance that followed was below par or whether it was just the advance comment that hinted it might be and offended you.

Did you not like the performance? Was the performer's voice noticeably worse than normal? Was this towards the start of their time at Sidmouth or after they'd already played several gigs? (On more than one occasion MCs apologised that performers could not stay too long as they had to go on to other gigs scheduled almost at the same time.) Are you sure the performer was not trying to make light of a heavy week and busy schedule?

All the performers I saw gave incredible value for money and worked really hard, including the many informal appearances at singarounds and sessions (some late at night) - which is what makes Sidmouth a proper festival rather than just a collection of concerts. It would be much less of a success if performers just turned up, appeared on stage to recreate a "CD-performance" and then went home.

Personally I rather like the festival atmosphere both on and off stage.

Grumbling over (it's my age)