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gardenshed

 

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There's No Business Like Snow Busine... 

We don't know yet, but there are some of this weekend's gigs under threat from the lovely snow.
According to the forecasts, more snow is threatened for thursday, and I for one have people flying in from Spain that day in time for shows on friday, saturday, sunday and monday. Everything hangs on how much it snows, and when, and where, and how many troops have been dispatched to clear the runways...
And naturally, most of the bookings are looking healthy, and in one, a local enthusiast has gone to immense trouble and expense to prepare food and socialising for after the show..
It's always the way with cancellations.
So today has been about having 'conversations' with venue managers about the possible dangers - if there are any, which we hope there won't be because I'm just panicking - which I hope I am.
Anyone else going through the same freezing fog of uncertainty?
Might be just as handy, and courteous, for punters to be kept as informed as venue managers.
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Exitao

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RE: There's No Business Like Snow Bu... (in reply to gardenshed

Man, if you're going to title a thread like this, I hope you got the class to be imagining it sung by .



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gardenshed

 

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RE: There's No Business Like Snow Bu... (in reply to gardenshed

After all the snowballs have been thrown, this weather is going to effect the flamenco business just like any other. And the venues artists perform in. And the awful truth is that we won't know what the best decision is until it's too late to take it..
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Exitao

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RE: There's No Business Like Snow Bu... (in reply to gardenshed

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ORIGINAL: gardenshed

After all the snowballs have been thrown, this weather is going to effect the flamenco business just like any other. And the venues artists perform in. And the awful truth is that we won't know what the best decision is until it's too late to take it..

I'm pretty sure that in the song you paraphrased/parodied(?), they say "the show must go on."

I must say, I find it a little dismaying that the land(s) of my ancestors, the island that spawned one of the largest empires ever, would let something like a little snow get in the way.

Anyway, I thought every 3rd vehicle over there had "rover" in the name.


Just messing with you.
I'm from Ontario, where -20c was really common, but out here on the left coast, they are completely ill-prepared for snow and would rather let the city shut down than invest in the resources to to deal with the one or two "heavy" snowfalls they get a year. However, it does blow my mind, nonetheless.

Good luck with your shows. Break legs if you have to.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 3 2009 10:12:09
 
gardenshed

 

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RE: There's No Business Like Snow Bu... (in reply to gardenshed

It says 'Go on with the show, but also says:

"Everything the traffic will allow."

There is a real danger of no traffic at all, especially air traffic.
We have people coming in to three different airports. Which is either good or bad, I can't decide which.
All the singers and a guitarist are are arriving at one. If that one is clear, we could put on a show, but only with one dancer. If it isn't clear, we've no show at all. And all the permutations in between. Either way we need all three to be clear to have a full company.
Maybe the era of cheap-flight based mini-tours is coming to an end.
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RE: There's No Business Like Snow Bu... (in reply to gardenshed

Apart from the last night of the short tour, we miraculously evaded all the crippling weather.
Luck or what?
Full story and video of the desperate dash for safety here
http://flamencoexpressdiary.blogspot.com/search?q=In+The+Eye+Of+The+Storm
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