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  • #61






    Quote Originally Posted by srp72ee
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    The reward for that job is taking a nice ride through a shady woods on a hot summer day.




    ... and having a garden that grows really high yield veggies

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    • #62
      Update:



      4 days from now (Sept 22)... it's gonna happen.



      www.farmingtonharvestfest.org



      I don't think we (the organizers) could stop it if we wanted to at this point.



      It's been a major learning experience for me so-far, and it ain't over yet. One thing I've gained is a new perspective (insight) of what event organizers deal with... and all the stuff that's likely swimming around in their heads by "showtime".



      I am looking forward to the wrap-up party... which a big ole nap for a wrap-up party would suit me just fine I'm thinking.



      BTW: If any of you folks happen to be coming through Farmington WA on Sept 22... stop by the park... it should be fun.

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      • #63
        Any words of wisdom from anyone who's been in my shoes? Have an adult beverage and try to relax maybe?



        Right now... attendance estimates are anywhere between 50 and 5000. I'll have a better handle on this number come Sunday.

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        • #64
          The adult beverage will be your friend. Embrace it.
          Thanks,
          Bill Cronheim
          Enterainment Systems Corporation
          Back stage since 1973

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          • #65






            Quote Originally Posted by BillESC
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            The adult beverage will be your friend. Embrace it.




            I agree, but probably best put off until towards the end of the event rather than at the start.....
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            • #66






              Quote Originally Posted by lifeloverwg
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              I agree, but probably best put off until towards the end of the event rather than at the start.....




              I agree Winston. I figure by 7:15 pm the headliner will be in the saddle... and I can either head back stage or to the beer garden... 'bout then.



              There's a lot to do in the next 48 hrs.... I'm washing & waxing my 1972 C-50 Chevy drum riser flatbed as we speak... in-between hurridly assembling some connectors on 6-4 cable runs... and making some contingency calls on lining up last minute keg and toilet paper relief supplies (should the need arrise).

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              • #67
                Disappointed I can't be there. My family very much enjoys going to these types of events.

                We've even altered vacations to attend festivals in communities we were just passing through.

                My thoughts and a prayer are with you.

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                • #68






                  Quote Originally Posted by basschaplain
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                  My thoughts and a prayer are with you.




                  Thank you.



                  I suspect you weren't alone (with your thoughts and a prayer), as there is no-way my last 60 hrs. of work in 3 days could have turned out as well as it did without some divine intervention.



                  It's really inspiring to look out... over a time-lapse of 10+ hours, and see 4 (?) generations of folks having an unique life high-point wallowing in

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                  • #69






                    Quote Originally Posted by W. M. Hellinger
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                    It's really inspiring to look out... over a time-lapse of 10+ hours, and see 4 (?) generations of folks having an unique life high-point wallowing in
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                    • #70






                      Quote Originally Posted by scarecrowbob
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                      Good on you. There is little better.




                      You know: It's hard to keep your composure sitting on a park bench with a founding father of the community, while the community festival is winding down... watching herds of moms and dads packing sleeping kids off at the end of an event... one or both parents packing their sleeping kids off while the kids are clutching a balloon in their hand... and grandma & grandpa following... and everybody's talking... except for the sleeping kids. I do believe that "community" is a good thing for us social animals.

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                      • #71
                        Mark, I am willing to bet that was better than any high paying gig you have done in a long time. I love the shows that make feel good as I am rolling the 12 miles of cable at the end of the night. Make everything come into focus and I go home feeling good about what I can do for others sometimes. Thrilled for you!

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                        • #72
                          So it was a resounding success?? That's great news, Mark! I'm glad to see these things actually can go well and be worth the time and effort.



                          Sleep well.
                          .....

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                          • #73
                            Congrats Mark. Any pictures?
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                            • #74
                              Excellent!



                              Pictures... or what happens in Farmington stays in Farmington?

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                              • #75






                                Quote Originally Posted by abzurd
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                                Congrats Mark. Any pictures?




                                I haven't seen any surface yet, although there were a lot of cameras snapping pictures at the event. I had a camera on site too... which I left forgotten in my gig bag for the entire event... but then I forgot a lot of stuff that day, including a quantity of the notes for Idabel. Note to self: Never again play a set for an audience containing significant amounts of friends, neighbors, and family... unless wearing really dark sunglasses.



                                We're having the festival committee wrap-up meeting tomorrow evening. I previously suggested we host a photo gallary on the festival's website... I'll push that forward at the meeting and see what surfaces. We are getting a lot more hits to the website after the event than we did before the event.



                                I was a bit surprised at the quantity (many) of pictures folks snapped of "the gear"... FOH mix position seemed to have especially captured the audience's interest. I guess you probably don't often see a 52ch. Yamaha PM-4K at a street dance in a town of approx. 150 population.

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