Anyone else planning their own virtual Green Man in August?
I've 'been' to a few online festivals during lockdown. The Folk on Foot festival the other week was good fun and featured Richard Thompson, Johnny Flynn, the Unthanks and Kate Rusby among others. I even got the t-shirt. The Long Division 'festival' at the weekend was ace too faturing loads of people I hadn't heard of plus the Lovely Eggs and Billy Bragg. It would be great if Green Man also put something like this on with donations being made to the Trust and to the artists although i'm sure it's a pretty time-consuming thing to do right now.
Anyhow - I'm planning a back garden Green Man for the weekend of 21-23 August. Me and the kids have already discussed the food - locally-sourced Welsh Dragon sausages and Bara Brith, falafel wraps and mezze bowls, Goan fish curry (my son who is turning out to be something of a chef has already made a pretty decent one), hot chicken rolls (a la the Roving Rotisserie) and pizzas from our village pub. Planning on opening the doors and windows and playing the odd set from previous years (that Courtney Marie Andrews one for starters!) and my 2020 GM mix tapes. At some point i intend to stand in the garden in my wellies and cagoule with a pint of home made cider in my hand while being gently showered with the garden sprinkler to get that true Green Man vibe.
I will also, of course, be greening up the beard.
I could just spend that weekend wallowing in misery thinking about what would have been.
But bollox to that.
I might draw the line at camping mind. Althought the gazebo will be going up!
Anyone else up for it? We could send our pictures in to the GM Facebook page or maybe even set up a virtual Green Man page.