Presently, I am on the road and don’t have the ease to respond quickly. It seems the further away I get, the less urgent this matter appears….though I know this is absolutely not true. This is why I think as many responses as possible now rather than later, is very important. If ‘Soon’ is able to make a constructive difference, the sooner the better ( no pun intended).
While I am in many ways relieved that I didn’t leave feeling the festival was killed, to me, what lies ahead is quite terrifying. I am left with continued fear for the future and without trust in the new process. The fact that we have been strung along for so long, tricked, and basically abused; all baffles me how we can still continue to take more promised blows. I personally, wish a knight in shining armore would come save the day. I was told that is cowardly to wish when we could not get it together to save ourselves…..perhaps you will hear from that perspective when he’s chilled a bit more. Never the less, I still wish ‘Soon’ could “raise the phonex from the ashes”. My next fear is that if the new format flops, there will be no energy left to bring it back to life. I want to trust and hope that all will be o.k., but I did that last summer.
The fact that the by laws were changed to omit mention of an orchestra and remain so, tells me we are only bridging a gap. The present negotiation is merely a temporary band aide on a major surgery-I mean butchery. Those with the scalpel-I mean hatchet, are still out there planning the next carving.