Hi all. I had such a tiring weekends work this week. Saturday night I was at Fontwell House with the lovely Searle Family. Read their review on my guestbook page. Lot’s of talking and not a huge amount of dancing. After the gig I asked if everything was ok. “Oh yes” they said. “Everyone was saying the music was great”. Phew. Just a lot of talking and catching up with conversation then. This happens quite regularly. People haven’t seen each other for ages so they spend the best part of the night talking and drinking with me as more of a backdrop. That’s fine but I never know what they think until afterwards! Oh well, I’ve never had a bad reaction yet so I guess they can see I’m doing my bestest…
So why so tiring? Well after getting to bed at about 3am we were up again at 7:30am for the wedding fayre at Goodwood park Hotel on Sunday. With bleary eyes I said to Becky: “This is the last Jolly wedding fayre I’m doing this year” or words to that effect. I managed to get some footage so they’ll be a shortish video following on soon. I was pleased with the number of visitors and got to do quite a bit of talking. Also met a few upstat local suppliers so I’ll be posting their links soon. I’ve basically managed to fill in the gaps for things like a photographer/video-ographer etc. that I haven’t got yet. Not for want of trying though! I’ve met quite a few “decent” experts at gigs over the years and asked them if they want to do a “link swap”. After all, fairs fair. If you’re going to promote their work on your site, the least they can do is return the favour. It’s not like I’m too crumby or bad mannered or that the show isn’t up to it or anything. I have called and emailed but the folks concerned have not bothered to get back to me so we’ll see how this goes. I think it should work okay. They are all good at what they do. I know. I saw their work on display. Even though the video-ographer was playing his music bedded promo video across my show (the other exhibitors were all relieved when he finally shut down the same tune at the end of the day!), I couldn’t argue with the quality of his HI-DEF stuff. Just like watching a TV soap (as one lady said) except with the subtle difference (I said) that unlike “Eastenders” no one could be seen punching and stabbing fellow guests in the back every five minutes.
So that’s what I’m doing this week. Oh and I’ve decided that I’ve been charging too much for venue uplighting so as from now I’m offering all six units as a package for the grand total of a mere £80.00. Who wants to light up a venue with just two units after all? I think it makes sense to bring the lot.
Ok well that’s enough waffle about wedding fayres for one year. Let’s spread a bit more laughter as is always the tradition around here:
Have a great week and don’t get too serious!