performers.net forums  

Go Back   performers.net forums > BUSKING STUFF > FESTIVAL DISCUSSIONS

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-06-09, 10:14 AM   #1
ROBERT BLAKE
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bedum, The Netherlands
Posts: 14
Thumbs Up fantastika / austria

last weeken i went to Freistadt in Austria. there was a festival and i was invited to do my COWBOY MAGIC STREET SHOW. festival was for the first time. different sizes of pitches - big shows smalll shows muziek - circus - magic - puppetry - acrobats .

around 25 performers performed 2 to 3 shows a day. Todd varrios - paulo garbanzo - flying aerials - robert blake etc. nice new festival and can become a good one.

hope to be there next year - recommended
__________________
Robert Blake

COWBOY MAGIC SHOW
WWW.ROBERTBLAKE.NL
ROBERT BLAKE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-09, 10:19 AM   #2
Isabella
Senior Member
 
Isabella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Kalamazoo-zoo-zoo-zoo, USA
Posts: 403
Default

I'll second that - It was well run, pleasant people, and the organizers were really in gear.
Rob FireNix was also there, and Benny B, and Stillman Theatre.

Great audiences, all the performers worked well together accomodating their schedules to each other and the rain, and we had a great time.

Allison

Aerial Angels
Isabella is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-09, 10:35 AM   #3
ROBERT BLAKE
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bedum, The Netherlands
Posts: 14
Default

benny, jumped in the foutain at the end of his last show. hilarious.

todd various was slapt by an 80 year old lady. (he has to tell you the whole story)
__________________
Robert Blake

COWBOY MAGIC SHOW
WWW.ROBERTBLAKE.NL
ROBERT BLAKE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-09, 09:06 AM   #4
elbonko
Casual Observer
 
elbonko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 82
Default

frankly, i'd be surprised if that was the first time Various got slapped by an old lady.
__________________
Thinking Big and Walking Tall.

www.AaronBonk.com
elbonko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-09, 07:51 AM   #5
lucy lynn
documentary film maker
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: big wide world
Posts: 16
Smile

been there too, and i also think it got the potential to become a nice one.
freistadt, the town the festival takes place, is not too far away from linz (pflasterspektakel). still the atmophere is quite different.
considering the small size of town, the pitches were quite spread out. some artist liked this (as they could do their show there without having the sounds of other louder acts which might discturb them) others would have prefered it to have the pitches closer together.
for me it was a nice little festival, despite the rain now and then all went fine.
the audience was nice, and the kids loved doing the workshops.
special plus for artist with campervans: they got a lovely campsite there, dogs welcome, only 500m away from the center.
lucy

http://lynn-art.com
travels,art and entertainment

Last edited by lucy lynn; 07-08-09 at 08:01 AM.
lucy lynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-09, 12:45 AM   #6
FireNix
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: U.K./Europe/Asia/NZ
Posts: 130
Default

Hi there
Quick feedback time:
Well organised by performer types that understand
Good mix of acts and alot of space to encorperate the number of performers
Audiences that were quick to learn (beat my Hat record there! to an audience that probaly only understood 10% of my shpeal!)
Good accomodation which we hope hasnt been screwed by some idiots setting off the fire alarm on Sunday morning - if your reading this Grow a brain!! - youre screwing with everyone with your infantile antics!
On the downside...not a great deal of travel money and no per diem available (mine was spent way before I got back to the UK!!), Too much Fire happening in the main square at night for the numbers of public (schedule me for the day next time
purhaps some sponsors could give gift vouchers for food for performers,
how about a Cabaret show for the Public with all that talent available and such a nice venue to party in?
But above all for a 1st time small festy - MASSIVELY well done
I got to hang out with peeps I hadnt seen in years, connect with Pnetters I hadnt met and meet some lovely new crew AND see the MOST amazing cocktail barMan in existence!!! worth the trip just for him!!!! and of course have the honour of seeing Bastls 1st street shows....Man that guy makes me look lame!!! But I make it up with the patter!!!
Well done Bianca and crew - YOU ROCK
I shall certainly be there next year
__________________
Feel the Flame
FireNix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-09, 08:41 PM   #7
Paul Garbanzo
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 25
Default fantastika living quarters

Talked to Bianca at the festival in Hofkerchen the following weekend, never found out who pulled the alarm, they have some ideas...

odds are they won't be able to put us up in the same place..
I think the response was "Oh, Hell no!"

fortunately, Bianca and crew have managed to have the 700 Euro fine for having some idiot pull the fire alarm waved by doing a couple of shows for the local fire department who showed up at the scene.

but, yeah, great festival...
Paul Garbanzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.