Joe, as a non-picker, just hang arounder at most of the festivals, I have
already asked Clyde to make me a BGBW hat. (Blue Grass Band Wife). I
personally would like a group of non participants like me to be formed,
especially since it would be mostly women!!
I know I heard some comments at an OBA meeting from some of the fans that
they seem to be forgotten in the whole discussion about what make up our
organization. I know we worked the booth at Wintergrass and it was nice to
meet some folks that I have heard of and also pretty fun to try to get
passers by to join the group.
Clyde..Nicki..I need my hat..
Ground Zero Sound
>From: "Joe Ross" <rossjoe@...>
>Glenn, your points got me (and my wife) thinking. Altho I keep
>encouraging her to get her fiddle going again, Kathy has always felt
>much like a "bluegrass widow" at festivals and jams. Wouldn't some
>kind of organized "Bluegrass Widows Club" be an excellent source of
>volunteers? I've heard that the Bluegrass Bo-Teek is already starting
>production of bluegrass widow hats, right Nikki?
>How many spouses or other family members are out there that have felt
>bored, neglected or ignored at bluegrass events? Wouldn't it be great
>if we could tap into that wonderful source of volunteer effort? Come
>up with a catchy acronym...How about "Spouses of Bluegrassers"? Or
>better yet and perhaps more P.C. "Friends of Grassers"? These SOBs or
>FOGs are a largely untapped and often unappreciated resource that we
>all really need to nuture and get strong support from.
>I suspect that many spouses are just looking for more ways to get
>involved and participate. If you're not a picker, I could see how a
>festival or jam might tend to drag ON AND ON...despite the song that
>suggests "I'll follow my darlin". Kathy even goes so far as to suggest
>that such a club could organize games and other activities during
>weekend festivals and long jams. Any other ideas?
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