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Wow, that sounds fantastic. Pity you didn't go to the arena area - I'm sure you'd come back with a pocket full of coins!
Fantastic idea to get married at Womad.
So....... I'm expecting a special forumite wedding reception - admittance with top hat or tiara only!!
I looked on the Abbey Gardens web site before Womad, its unusual but very beautiful.
The breakdown of a festival is fast! The amps , electrics and generators are the first to go. Stages. Mo Jo barriers/ tents disappear usually within the first day, so they can be erected at the next venue. By then all the traders have gone. The fences and poles go quickly for the same reason. litter picking by hand of the bulky items is next . Trackway goes next (if dry weather ) and then tractors with something akin to a huge brush vacuum and forage harvester literally sweep the now cleared whole site clean.
The very last thing to go is the production office.
Lord Suffolk is left with a field he can graze his stock on and we are left with photos and memories to last a lifetime.
. . . it would be great to have a decent time-lapse of the whole thing. . . you could preserve your place in womad history by not moving for a few hours. . .
My brother and I used to stay after almost everyone had left the campsite and we saw how quickly the festival disappears. Oh how I miss him BUT a little bit of him is still there. I scattered a tiny sprinkle of his ashes in the Chai Chapel drum circle....then it rained so he's washed into Womad earth for ever. Sorry, hope no-one thinks that was morbid. It made me very happy
we don't think that morbid we think that's wonderful
brilliant PD sounds like he would love it
A wonderful, wonderful thing, forever to be at a place where your heart and spirit were always full of joy.
I'm glad you all approve. He's in quite a few places now including Sefton Park, Liverpool, in the flower bed next to Peter Pan Statue and the firepit in the stone circle in Sawley, site of Beat-Herder Festival.
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