Wednesday, July 25, 2007

And so it begins

It's here! It's Folk Festival!

Eva took this picture at last year's folk fest. Isn't it a lovely setting? And some of the locations for stages are even nicer.

I went to a record tent meeting on the festival grounds tonight, met a few nice people, learned that it gets to be about 45C in the tent at times, and that I am really glad I am going to be doing setup tomorrow morning and working the floor the rest of the weekend and not cashiering. That shit is scary, man.

Probably the most important thing I learned at the meeting tonight was "Code 8". That's the code you use over the radio when you need someone to come and buy you an ice cream. I plan to use that one a lot. I may even need a larger festival shirt by the end of the weekend.

So I won't have be home a whole lot of the next few days and I apologize for not visiting, but I will return and I will bring reports from the festival with me, this year from a newbie volunteer's perspective. Look for the first installment on Friday morning.

It's just as well that I won't be home much, as my laptop is spending some time in the shop, having an enema or whatever it is they do to get rid of the virus or whatever that it picked up. For an extra hundred or so bucks they promised to save all my data. Sure am glad I have that extended warranty. Too bad it doesn't cover virus removal.

Anyhoo, wish me luck hustling cds, and I will try my best to visit you all and to bring you the highlights.


hilary m. said...

I was on my way back from Nelson so I missed the meeting. Did I miss anything super important? I'm doing set-up with the floories tomorrow too, so I'll see you there.

I really like the festival shirt, too. The gray brings out my hazel eyes! (not really, but it's pretty cool).

Deb said...

oh I'm gonna' use Code 8 around here too.

Good luck and have a blast. And a full report is in order upon your return.

An that's how they do it. You learn something new.....

Beth said...

Have a WONDERFUL time! Looking forward to your field reports.

JustRun said...


Barbara Bruederlin said...

No you didn't miss much, Hilary. It was primarily geared toward the cashiers. Code 8 is all you need to know. See you there!
I made a tank out of my festival shirt and reaffirmed that I cannot sew.

I think we are going to implement Code 8 in our house too, Deb. It beats saying "beer me".
I'm not certain if it's an enema or exorcism that they use for virus removal. I just know that two hours on the phone didn't work for me.

I shall report, Beth! I'm bringing a pen and notebook and just need to remember to use them.

Thanks Justrun! I've been looking forward to this all year.

Danny Tagalog said...

Have a great time Barbara - and don't answer Code 8 too much!

Unknown said...

SEE YOU AT THE FEST! I have 4-day passes; you'll see a lot of me at the record tent. Good luck!

Allison said...

I'm going to be using code B from now on, that's great.

Have a awesome time, I'm so looking forward to reading 'bout everything.

JR's Thumbprints said...

Good luck hustling those cd's. Remember to have the music blaring and stay cool (Code 8).

Barbara Bruederlin said...

So far so good on the Code 8s, Danny. But no guarantees for the rest of the (very hot) weekend.

It was great to see you last night, Ruhee. We're moving over to the other side of the mainstage area tonight so we can hear better. See you in the ten, where I will also be spending all my money!

You should certainly be using code 8 as much as you can while you are recovering, Al. Maybe you could even get your family a walkie-talkie.

Hi JR's Thumbprints, welcome! We inadvertantly made a sale yesterday while we were still setting up, so I think that people are in the mood to buy. Should be fun!