Comment 54577

By mrjanitor (registered) | Posted January 05, 2011 at 10:30:36

Before Lorne Lieberman the FoF only featured Canadian artists. I've seen some of the greatest Canadian music in my life at Gage Park, it was one of the main reasons I decided to stay in Hamilton. LL got the idea to bring Vince Neil and other American cheese to increase crowds, and that is exactly what has happened. I work weekends and I used to take my vacation around the FoF schedule, now I don't even go. The festival has been driven into the ground and drifted far from it's old mandate established during the Bill Powell years. I predict a contraction when it moves, a subsequent changing of the guard and a return to Gage Park in under 5 years.

Whoever thought up an alternative festival running the same weekend... sign me up, I'll help out.

Comment edited by mrjanitor on 2011-01-05 10:32:15

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