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I am very short, always have problems but you know thats life, just try and move, my partner is very tall and does not mind moving to another area for me to see better, it sometimes means you get very tall people in front of you. Its a festival and one with a great atmosphere I just think sometimes you see sometimes you don't, I still dance and enjoy the music. Life's too short and womad too chilled to get angry all the time my only objection is where people are in front of you having a loud conversation and ignoring the band or the fact that others are trying to watch and hear the artists...move to the back and let others enjoy.
Tall hats are a pain though...be respectful.
Lots of common sense on this discussion, and it would be lovely if everyone was respectful. However if one more person with brightly coloured hair ‘dances’ into the gap in front of me in a crowded tent.... As a 5’10 married to a 4’11 I have a bit of both worlds and what we noticed was that the relocation of the BBC 3 tent meant that it lost about a meter in height! Rather than a chill out zone it has been in the past it was a first to the front fight if you wanted to see the acts. It would be excellent if all the stages could be at least as high as the one in the (otherwise horrific) Big Red Tent – that way half the audience stand a chance of seeing something. BTW – we also felt that the big men with big hair won the day at Robert Plant and we went in search of something more Womadian; we found it in Habadekuk. First time at Womad performers who felt privileged to be there and gave us a rousing end of festival show.
I wouldn't like to stand behind Kimmo Pohjonen's vocalists! Now they were really tall hats!
As a fully paid up member of the Tall Persons Club - go easy everyone.
Womad should be inclusive for everyone. All the Tall geezers that Me ( 6' 5" and my son (been going for most of his life and now an impressive 6' 7")) chatted with were all located on the right of the stage - getting an ear bashing in the Red Tent from the bass (was it really necessary for the brilliant Portico Quartet and Damian Dempsey?) but giving average height folks a good chance of seeing and we always escorted anyone who wanted to see past us. Good to meet all tall guys that we met - we should all congegate on the right of the stages next year and share the exceptionally funny height jokes that everyone likes to trot out to us. S'funny how I never go up to people and start commenting about their weight, lack of height or any other physical characteristic but most people think that it is perfectly fair to openly comment about height. I love being tall - but I know I am thanks very much and i'll try my best not to get in your way. And I never wear a hat. Can we have an extra day next year please (like Glasto) - make the Wednesday just a complete set up and relax day - no music but all the stall holders could be open (even just the ones outside the arena maybe)...or maybe make a 7 day festival......I want to go back...
Trebor, thanks for that link.
I will get that ready for next year.
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