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Posted By: Essex Girl
16-Aug-12 - 09:33 AM
Thread Name: So how was Sidmouth 2012 for you?
Subject: RE: So how was Sidmouth 2012 for you?
I stewarded the Ham again and almost all of the concerts, and there were 3 a day, were well attended and some were completely sold out. I did find that after the weekend the town was quieter than usual but that was only to be expected given the Olympics, weather forecasts and the recession, but I still had a great time even though I didn't manage to get to all the events I would have liked.The weather was kind to us - fabulous from Thursday to Saturday - so managed to sing in the sea and swim again on the Friday. The only complaint we had, as it seems do many others was the rip off prices some of the pubs charged. How can one pub sell a pint of local beer for 3.00, and another for 3.50? The festival venues were cheaper and had a good range of beer and cider. I appreciate the views on the Blackmore Bar, we would have used it but my partner did not have a festival ticket so we couldn't, unlike the Ham bar.
I'll still be back next year!!