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« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2005, 07:59:20 PM »

Though it might be nice on occasion to have say a field set aside for acoustic/semi electric sets if this is all prearranged say for armature musicians say in the mornings on the Thursday Friday & Saturday, maybe even the Sunday all before midday & the start of the festival days proper.

Skeleton? Carcass? Bodywork? Hulk musicians?

Nope, can't make sense of it, Tally. You don't mean 'amateur' musicians do you?

"Fopar" alert.

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« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2005, 08:01:55 PM »

The single stage makes us one "community" in the field. Long may it thrive Grin

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« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2005, 11:37:57 PM »

what about what happens at the brasenose...? music outside the confines of the main field has always happened. Heck if you are to walk along to your tent between sets (or when ms Rhyder are on in my case), you're likely to hear many little unofficial sessions going on, & its like striking gold taking in this as its like little zephers of magic on the air as you make your way to your tent with what's left of the picknic & the fold up chairs before what I've come here to see.

However I also don't think there is really room for more than one official stage to be going on at the same time. It really would ruin the event to have anything like the multi stage events of those overly large pop events, that there really are way too many of.
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« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2005, 05:04:32 PM »

I love the fact that at Croppers you do not have to make a choice as to where you have to go to listen to the music.  Just plonk yourself down for 3 days solid and chill! Cool
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« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2005, 05:11:00 PM »

But if, as suggested, this took place in the mornings; i.e. before the main concert field starts; then how is it distracting or dividing?

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« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2005, 05:14:22 PM »

We've got our own acoustic tent. Trouble is there's only room for four people and it's pitched in the family field.
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« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2005, 06:26:02 PM »

you see, thats the kind of thing we're after, but it'll need a big sign close by, and maybe a slightly larger tent?
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« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2005, 07:04:35 PM »

Last year we managed to see a little of the village; this year we saw nothing.

 We came back feeling we'd missed out on a bit of the experience  but I don't understand how you get time to visit pubs etc and still see the acts. It takes me so long to make up my mind , give an act a fair chance etc that by the time I've decided that I would be happy to miss any of a particular set it's too late to go anywhere.  (Not that there were many I'd want to have missed this year).

With an extra stage I think I'd just feeled stressed by the decisions! - it's what I go to Cropredy to escape.

How do the rest of you get about?

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« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2005, 07:08:36 PM »

How do the rest of you get about?

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« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2005, 07:58:11 PM »

With an extra stage I think I'd just feel stressed by the decisions! - it's what I go to Cropredy to escape.

How do the rest of you get about?

The order is generally - get wristband, tour field to ensure locations of food stalls are implanted in memory zone for later, go to Red Lion to say hello to chums, overstay and miss intended rendezvous with previously suggested band on main stage, go to bar in main field, stay there. There are already plenty of festivals with multiple stages, acoustic tents, areas for alternate performers, open stages and multi-choice places to be. Why on earth would we need another one?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2005, 10:12:48 AM »

This year I had a good wander around the village in the early mornings before the rest of my crowd was awake.  The pubs weren't open and it's not the best way to see any other music but there was plenty to see and I was able to recce what was on where before the crowds got too big.  It was nice walking along the towpath shortly after dawn. Smiley  Probably explains why I kept falling asleep in the evenings though...
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« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2005, 10:47:07 AM »

theres been a lot of talk of pre-arranged acoustic gigs in separate 'tents' with an agenda and a timetable, which i agree is probably not the way to go.
but what of making an official but impromptu place for people to play and sing?
i'm not suggesting where, but i mean in the proper old folk club stylie - if you know it and you have something to play or a voice then join in and jam!
god knows there are enough people with a talent out there in crop land so why not just allocate a space for them all to do it together?
the folk club is dying, its all too pre-arranged - lets bring it back!
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« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2005, 11:34:42 AM »

Just a walk around the camp sites after music finishes will find a number of jams going on. Have a wander & join in....
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« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2005, 11:39:38 AM »

Just a walk around the camp sites after music finishes will find a number of jams going on. Have a wander & join in....

That's fine, and I know it works for an awful lot of people... but there are some people that just don't have the self confidence to do that.

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« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2005, 11:42:23 AM »

But isn't that the same as going to a marquee full of people you haven't met either?Huh
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« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2005, 11:48:45 AM »

But isn't that the same as going to a marquee full of people you haven't met either?Huh

Not really no, you don't feel as if you're intruding on someone's personal space for a start, but then, that's probably just me.

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« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2005, 01:57:51 PM »

It's ever so easy Mic, have a tootle round the camp sites, keeping your ears open for music being played, locate, stop, stand & stare, eventually some one will smile and invite you in, ask if you want a beer etc........go on girl, dare ya  Grin BD
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