It was rather wet, to be fair…

It was rather wet, to be fair…

The Express and Star sent a reporter and photographer on Saturday. When it rained all day.
Never mind, a few hardy souls still turned up and made the most of it.

We could have wimped out and cancelled, but no!
We showed dogged perseverance.
We showed determination.
And we showed we weren’t going to let a drop of rain get in the way.

Well done and thank you, if you’re one of ones who came along and got wet with us.

It’s only a small, local festival, but….

…it’s got a world-wide audience.

I know over 20 000 people came along last year, and that’s no small number, but compared to say, Glastonbury or something like that, it’s quite small, isn’t it?

yaaaay, Caaldmore and Palfrey

yaaaay, Caaldmore and Palfrey

Well, yes it is, Glasto had 118 480 on site in 2013, since you ask.
But don’t underestimate the reach of our ‘little’ festival.

You can’t see from where you’re sitting, but people from all over the world check out this here blog.

Over 66 000 people have looked at something written or posted on here so far, and the number is growing.
The busiest day to date, incidentally,  was May 28, 2013 when over 5 000 people dropped in.

And that’s not counting that rowdy lot over on Facebook – there’s about another 10 000 of them nosing around.

If you add the 20 000 who physically came along, that’s a total audience for the Festival of getting on for 96 000 people.

Yes, we know some of them are duplicated and such, but even if you knock off 10% to allow for that, it still gives Caldmore & Palfrey Festival a global audience of about 86 400.
Not so small now, eh, Glastonbury?
(And not all on site, so the toilets are much nicer; ask anyone)

On top of that, if we were to tell you that people from 21 countries had looked at something here, would you be as amazed as we are?

It’s true, countries as far apart as Brazil, Switzerland, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Japan, Romania and Ireland have all looked at something we’ve said or done or shown  pictures of.

(For geography geeks, the other countries are UK – obviously, USA, United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Colombia, Czech Republic, Israel and Saudi Arabia)

So, my friends, you can be very proud of our Festival because the eyes of the world are on us, between 80 000 and 96 000 pairs of eyes, if you want to put a number on it.
(Also, you’d better be on your best behaviour because people are looking, OK?)