Photo: Steve Thurston
Well, I went to the Columbia Pike Blues Fest with misfiring equipment. Turns out the microphone I just bought to go with my iPad does not work with the filter that my iPad requires.
It was my own stupidity that I didn’t realize this to begin with before I showed up at the festival. I was planning a nice podcast--it’s music after all--but instead I’ve gotten a lot of muffled nothingness.
I have to apologize to the people I interviewed. They took time and were generally a friendly lot. Sorry that I cannot do more for you here.
People told me they had a great time. I’d let you hear it, but...well.
John Snyder, the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization Treasurer, said they had done a very brisk business, though he did not want to guess at the total number of people who arrived at the event Saturday afternoon and evening.
CPRO sold out of T-shirts, Snyder said.
The CPRO Executive Director, Takis Karantonis told Arlnow that it was stellar numbers, 7,000 people, 2,000 more than last year. He told me that if they changed anything, maybe it would be the food. He's hoping for more local fare, and something more than funnel cakes, he said.