rudin at ev1.net
Thu Nov 30 20:29:46 PST 2006
It sounds like a really fun event. It's an exciting idea.
Having said that, let's try to analyze it unemotionally for a moment. How
many people would it draw? The majority of Ansteorrans would probably not
want to come. (This may be a feature, not a bug, but we still need to
consider it.) Will people -- even bards -- travel four hours for it? I
suspect that most would not. So this is primarily a local or small regional
event drawing a low percentage even of the locals. That's an awfully small
group for a branch to use up an event for, so it would probably wind up
off-calendar. That makes it a little harder to advertise.
This kind of event can work, and be a great success for the small number of
attendees, as long as you realize that it will be an small, intimate event,
and don't spend a lot of money on it.
I'm not trying to throw cold water on the idea. As I said, I really like
it. If it were held in the central region, I would love to attend. But
plan for a small event.
Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cisco Cividanes" <engtrktwo at earthlink.net>
To: "Ansteorran Bardic list" <bards at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 10:03 PM
Subject: [Bards] IDEA
> Okay guys, I had a brainstorm the other day, and some friends (and
> family) helped me flesh this out.
> This is just an idea, I don't even have a place or time for this, just
> this thought....
> What do you think to a 'roundtable feast-bardic circle revil"?
> the idea is that people start gathering around noon or one pm, the cooks
> start working on food, the brewers start prepping their drinks and maybe
> talking shop, and the Bards start polishing up their performances and
> setting up for the afternoon and evening.
> Then, when its time for the feast, everyone sits at tables set up in an
> open ended circle around a fire pit (if it is outside) A few people act
> as servers and cooks, and the rest will sit around the table and enjoy
> themselves while the bards take turns performing from inside the
> circle. The servers will serve from inside the circle, so everyone can
> see each other and the servers have room to serve and get out of the way
> You could also think of it as fully catered bardic circle.
> Anyway, my idea was that the format could work for as many as thirty
> people, kind of a halfway thing between a general bardic practice or
> revel and a full blown event.
> well, any thoughts?
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