conflicting events and crowded schedule
- There are only so many weeks in a month and only so many months in a
year. Re-enactors will go to the events they want to and no more. I
personally go to quite a few. It's just what I do.
If you look at the number of events listed on the 1812 Events List
37 events listed (which do not include all the paid events each group
8 of those weekends there are 2 events at the same time (in 1 case
there are 3)
January - 2
February - 1
March - 0
April - 1
May - 6
June - 5
July - 5
August - 5
September - 7
October - 3
November - 1
December - 1
You can't make it to all of them but to those you WANT to go to you will.
There are so many factors for so many people with events you could
probably write a paper on it. Hey, wait a minute, isn't somebody doing
a thesis on that right now? Close, interesting, historical,
significant, fun, never been there, educational, word of mouth, cool,
relevent, entertaining, convenient, once-in-a-lifetime, whatever.
As a former event chairperson you plan the event, put in the
elements needed and hope for the best. As a current event advisor you
advise on the elements needed and hope for the best. Bruce Whittaker
said it best with all the elements needed to put these things on. I
think he missed about a hundred things though. (just kidding Bruce).
Everyone here will go to what they want to go to. Some will go to
more than one event in one weekend, sometimes 3. It's all personal
choice and what you are comfortable doing. Some say it would be too
much doing 2 or 3 in a row. Sometimes I've done 4, next year I'll do 5
in a row. That's me and that's what I do. Fortunately for us it's a
family thing. Instead of camping at a provincial campground or family
resort we re-enact. I'm not away from my family because they are with
me and I am with them. So if you were to rate the events, or ever try
to, re-enactors will still go to their favorites, locals, new
interests, whatever they want to in their own schedule.
Look at one of Jesse Rendas polls. If every re-enactor filled out how
many events they went to...
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