Port Fairy Folk Festival 2000
Played at the 2000 Port
Fairy festival in a busking capacity and that proved to be a challenging affair.
I don't know where I got the idea from but I thought the event was mainly an
acoustic function. How wrong can you be? I finally gave up half way through
Sunday afternoon after a young band set up on an outside stage close to where
I was performing. Up went the volume, on went the distortion pedals and I was
out of business. I packed up and headed back for the car. I passed another busker
who was playing an accordion and he was set up right in front of the stage.
We just looked at each other and shrugged our shoulders, we just couldn't compete
with the amplified performers. My car was three blocks from where the stage
was situated and I could still hear them. (The best (only) place I've found
that supports acoustic music has got to be the Maldon Folk Festival)
The weekend wasn't a complete write off as Mark O'Neil from 3WAY FM in Warrnambool heard a little of what I was playing and invited me back to perform on his show later that evening. Spent a most pleasant 90 minutes chatting, playing tracks from my 3 CD's and playing live to air. Thanks Mark!