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The Moving Festival

Different venue each year.
 
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Ever been to the Edinburgh (Scotland) Festival? It's amazing. The whole city has a 2 week long party at the end of summer, and the population of the city at least doubles. There's the haute couture bit for opera and ballet, etc. and there's a Fringe festival where every pub, hall or back room hosts theatre, comedy, music, every day and night, often all day and night. The streets are packed with tourists, jugglers, artists, fire eaters, people pretending to be statues, you name it, it's there. It must generate a massive wad for the city's economy.

But why Edinburgh? Admittedly, it is a very picturesque place. However, couldn't something on a similar scale be held in other cities? So, you create The Moving Festival.

Doesn't have to just be in the UK, it can be international. Venue is drawn by lots. Artist'll turn up 'cos a lot of these guys need the work. Once a rotational pattern is established, audiences will supplement natives as the reputation grows. Massive revenue is generated. Everybody wins, and has a big party into the bargain.

Held at the start of summer. Come along.

saker, May 29 2003

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       This would be the Olympics, for starters, and many other big festivals.
DrCurry, May 29 2003
  

       But it's not a contest, and goes to places that don't usually have festivals.
saker, May 29 2003
  

       Very common.
waugsqueke, May 29 2003
  

       I thought this would be a way to make the act of moving all of my crap from one place to another a less traumatic experience. Quite a disappointment.
ato_de, May 29 2003
  

       ato_de: along the lines of "Yay! ato-de's left the neighborhood! Yay!"...? ;)
DrCurry, May 29 2003
  

       [DrCurry] ouch. I was thinking more along the lines of an excuse to get drunk and play music at unholy decibles... I guess that qualifies.
ato_de, May 29 2003
  

       The Greatful Dead. (at least they used to be a moving festival)
Zimmy, May 29 2003
  

       The *Grateful* Dead
po, May 29 2003
  

       I like it when I misinterpret a title. then when you read it you find out a completely different idea, it's like reading 2 ideas in one. Buenísimo.
Pericles, May 29 2003
  

       Back in the eighties in the UK, we had the "Convoy". We Used to cruise (clatter) about in all sorts of dodgy vehicles, pull up wherever, and have a big festie. Heaps of fun, loads of mud, dreadlocks, dogs on a rope and LOUD music.   

       Later on the music got louder and the crowds got bigger, the police and Michael Heseltine all turned up, beat the cr*ap out of as many people as they could lay their hands on and went home and drew up the criminal justice bill. Festies aint what they used to be. oh no.
briandamage, May 29 2003
  

       ROck In Rio is starting to work that way a bit.
NeoPiter, Jul 05 2004
  

       Has been done many a time. The reason I croissant it is that it's not being done enough at the moment, so any suggestions for more festivals (preferably spontaneous a la 'Reclaim the Streets' affairs) should be supported.
wagster, Jul 05 2004
  
      
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