... From: Bruce Checca Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2002 6:16 AM Subject: Re: [bbshop] 6 Days to Bolton! ... the ... the ... Woof ... And ... Just ... Rob ...
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, Aug 25, 2002
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From: "Bruce Checca"
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2002 6:16 AM
Subject: Re: [bbshop] 6 Days to Bolton!
> WOW! Thanks Mike, for the glowing endorsement!
> I know you guys had fun here last year, and I can honestly say you were
> surprise hit of the weekend! Few people who attended had ever heard OF
> group, much less heard them. They all walked away stunned at how talented
> and entertaining you guys really are! I must say, you even surprised ME!
> The "Woodstock of Barbershop", huh? I LIKE IT! Our goal in all this is to
> get the best and brightest of the barbershop world together elbow to elbow
> with Joe & Jane Barbershopper in a non-competitive atmosphere. Sure, we
> have a "contest"... but where else in the world can 3 guys and a dog
> compete? Or Mom,Dad, brother,sister and baby (who provided the "Woof,
> for "How Much is the Doggie in the Window?") got to strut their stuff?
> where else in the world can the judging panel get up and dance while the
> competitor sing? Or kick one of the singers out and take their place?
> Sound outrageous? If you've never been there, it might... but once you
> experience it, you'll wonder why anybody would ever do it differently!
> ask any of our esteemed panelists what they think of it ... David & Sandi
> Wright, Steve Plumb, Ed Waesche, Geri Geis, Walter Latzko, Gail Jensik,
> Mance, Linda Janes, Theresa Weatherbee, Paul Grimm, Joan & Steve Ross,
> Maino, etc.
> Sure, we crown a "Champion", but it's about how entertaining you are, not
> just how well you sing. And our Grand Prize is awarded by random draw of
> groups that enter the contest or perform on our shows... where else do you
> get a shot at a trip for 4 to Hawaii, or $3000 cash, and your odds are
> 120 to 1????
> Where else in the world do you get so much for so little? Our "Harmony Hog
> Pass" is $55.00. For that, you get 4 show that total about 14 hours (on
> average) , 2 afterglows where we provide buffet and beverages, a 2 hour
> cruise of the lake, and an all day contest in a park overlooking the lake.
> Not to mention that you get to spend a great weekend actually rubbing
> with the best people the world has to offer! And you're one of them!
> You guys are why we do this. In case you don't know, and a lot of people
> have asked, "we" is actually only 2 of us... no big committee, just Andy
> Pratt and myself... For both of us, it's a year round volunteer project
> no pay, no reimbursed expenses, no perks ( well, getting to call all you
> great people personal friends doesn't count, does it?). We're aided at the
> events themselves by the Bolton Chamber of Commerce and the Saratoga
> City Chorus, who lend a hand setting up and taking tickets. Most years,
> expenses exceed income, but it's a small price for so many friends. Seems
> funny that the success or failure of something this "big" would hinge on
> or 30 people showing up or not. Been that way for years. Sure, we could
> back on the things we do, or the number of groups we bring in, but then it
> wouldn't be "Bolton Landing" anymore... just another gathering of singers.
> Gee, didn't realize I had babbled on so long.....
> Take care, and see you next week!
> Bruce Checca
> Chief Lackey & Bottle Washer
> Bolton Landing Barbershop Quartet Festival
> "...it's not a hobby, it's a lifestyle!..."
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