so, the rogue festival is right around the corner. this year will be a different experience for me, as i've shown visual arts pieces for the last several years. (and, i've sold pieces during the last few years.)
after co-coordinating the visual arts venue with adam last year, i realized that i definitely didn't want to do that again, and also i kinda was leaning towards less participation in the rogue. i don't have anything against it, just a little fatigue on my part. so, when application time rolled around, i decided against it. instead, i'm going to just do my part as a supporter. i also may volunteer at the door for a few events.
something i've noticed, or haven't noticed, is rogue promotion. i've seen a little buzz, mostly a few tweets or facebook updates, but i haven't seen the full court press yet for the rogue. either it's not happening, or i'm not connecting with the right spots to see it. either way, that disappoints me because this should be a big year for the rogue. it's the 10th year, and i know they had hopes of doing it better and better this year. i hope there is more promo stuff going on than i realize.
i'm sure there will be good shows this year. i know that some talented past performers like travis sheridan, jaime holt, josh tehee (i think) have stuff in the mix. and, the rhoda penmarks are doing another movie soundtrack. this year is dr. jekyl & mr. hide set to their own original soundtrack. we're trying to book some of the band on the podcast to talk about the show soon. and i'm sure there are many other great acts to be seen.
so, what should we do? i (we?) can sit around and complain that we haven't seen enough rogue promo stuff. and right or wrong, nothing changes. or, we can click on over to the rogue site (link above) and start reading show descriptions, looking @ show times, and plotting our rogue experience.