A peek behind the scenes
This post isn’t one about metalsmithing or the techniques I use or the pieces I make. No, this edition of “Notes” is a peek behind the scenes of an arts festival. Here I am, in all my glory. Not exactly what you expected? Let me explain. Most days at a show/market are long, but the frequent conversation with customers and your neighboring vendors keeps the day moving along at a steady pace. All in all it is a pleasant experience and these markets are a great way to make a living. But some days…
Some days your tent is located next to the stage and the speakers are pointed directly at your tent so you cannot hear your customers. Then you realize you don’t have any customers because of the music and the tragic volume level. And the band is a teenage garage band, who appears to never have rehearsed, ever. So you stop caring if someone steals all your product, lay down in a tiny spot behind your display and pretend it’s not really happening, begging the good lord to please. let the band. be. done. Eventually, your prayers are answered, customers come back to your tent and seagulls in the sky never sounded so delightful.
On to the next show I go!