Mudcat Café message #3806041 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #160291   Message #3806041
Posted By: GUEST,JHW
21-Aug-16 - 05:37 AM
Thread Name: Whitby Folk Week 2016
Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week 2016
'The festive atmosphere in Whitby comes from the Folk Week itself. But people who enjoy the street and fringe events can take advantage of the Folk Week without contributing towards any of the costs.'

I went once to Skagen Festival. (and had a ticket)
Nobody there does anything unless they're paid to. Big audiences listen only to booked turns on stages.
I sat on a bollard on a quay near the fish and spuds cafe and sang for hours; every song I knew even a verse of to a constant though changing semicircular audience gathered around.

I dare to suggest my sung contribution was worth far more than my ticket money.
I saw nobody else doing anything for free.

No Fringe does not make for a good festival.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe is several hundred fold bigger than Edinburgh International Festival.