I bought my ticket this morning.
Sadly....they are still at the Early Bird price.....
I am not worried about that.
All, AND BY THAT I MEAN EVERY LAST DAMN ONE of my festy buds who I have conversed with, the longtime Mag/Spring/Donnaholics/etc., have said they are choosing Suwannee Roots Revival, over that (thing)in St. Augustine
that's going on the same weekend.
Some aren't sure they have the time, or the funds, or the babysitter, or whatever. Just like always. But if they go, it will be to the RIVER they will indeed go.
It ain't Wanee or Hulaween; even 2002 SpringFest didn't have the admits that recent Wanees have had. And that was the most crowded I ever seen the place, for Spring/Mag. Might be a perception thing. I think they will get the gang they have always been getting for MagFest.
I have been working on a few people to come back, ones who stopped going because the vibe had changed. Maybe that will amount to one more body
... I should not overstate my influence on others. For it is damn near nil.
I certainly hope they take to the social media and advert this thing in a way that attracts some new folks. For the path to a sustainable festy, is getting at least some new folks every year...