It was a rainy Saturday morning, wetter than had been in quite some time, as we made our way to St. George. The forecast seemed to indicate that the rain would pass by noon. However, each time I checked the forecast, the time the rain would clear kept moving later. All that meant that there would be no audience at showtime.
At one point it looked like there would be no show at all. There were some major problems with the sound system (probably moisture had shorted out the speaker cables), but it was all sorted out and the entertainment began, in the rain, just a little later than scheduled.
And it continued to rain, and rain, and rain.
Cindy Cook (from The Polka Dot Door) got the few children to sit up on the stage and performed directly to them. It seemed to work quite well.
At 1:00 o’clock the forecast still said the rain would pass by 2:00. Well it didn’t!.
We did get about a dozen brave souls (not counting the nearby vendors. The kids sat right up on the stage and a few grownups and parents stood at the edge of the stage.
Those that braved the rains, and it started pouring again midway through the set, thoroughly enjoyed The Family Magic Show. By the end of my set the rain had passed.
Ross, the entertainment organizer indicated that in the 11 years he had been involved with the festival, it was the first time that they had gotten rain. Looks like this year made up for lost time!
It was a good show, a fun festival, and I hope to get back to the St. George Applefest again next year.