The fingers and toes have been counted and all bits of paper fished out from behind the phone and on the windowsill; the EFG Companion Show (in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf) will once again be sending hundreds of pounds to the Charity!! So once again it’s the Oscar speech of thanks to:- the sponsors, the helpers, production, wardrobe and everybody and anybody who helped make the event a success.
Despite the record temperatures for the event, and advice from some quarters on not to travel, the combined efforts made it (once more) a success and this success is making its own problem in a way. As one person, who has attended every year, said as they arrived on site and looked around “Is it the Great Yorkshire (Show) or Swineshead?”. The event-and the associated work and effort-with the ever escalating costs does give an incredible day but its fast reaching the stage where its going to have to be looked at as to future direction. Rick Rubin advised Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond that the way forward was to go back to the “stripped down” sound by eliminating over production elements and everybody knows how successful that was!
Two more shots of that wonderful cake, created by Nicki, taken by Ruth and Pat.