[Bards] IDEA

Jay Rudin 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
> quickly.
> 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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