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Holiday Threatened by a Domestic

Something I've been looking forward to for a while is my holiday to Whitby with Sian. Now we were of course going to the Whitby Goth Weekend, and depending on the line up might have attended the main festivities at the Spa.

Now on Tuesday night I read a post of whitby that the "Official" events might be moved to the next weekend. Checking the WGW site yields no info, (but WGW HQ had been on and posting to slag off smogo's idea for "Judder on Sea"), it does however mean that as usuall you have to get news from less 'official sources'.

It turns out that the move is part of a domestic dispute between the main promoter and her ex-husband, and the promoter is talking about moving the entire weekend to get one over the ex... See this entry at hiddenpaw's journal for dispute from a trader's perspective. (The latest twist being that WGW HQ are threatening to sue hiddenpaw for libel)

At the moment it looks like most of the fringe events will be staying put on Halloween whatever happens. Which is good because neither me or Sian are willing or able to change our plans. We might have been a bit more forgiving if there was a genuine reason (ie the Spa burnt down) but to move because of a domestic?!

It's this sort of thing that puts people off WGW. It seems they'd rather inconvenience their customers then to work out a solution...

So we are going for halloween regardless! Who else is going?



May. 1st, 2009 07:55 am (UTC)
Blimey. If it were me I'd go to the halloween weekend, as it sounds like there will be loads to do then anyway, and then see what happens... I've not been to Whitby for years - we've kind of decided that when we do make it again we won't bother getting tickets, although now I've said that, there will be someone amazing playing and we will have to. Although realisticallu we wouldn't go till Izzy is big enough to stay with Grandparents for the weekend (unless we bring a babysitter with us maybe? We need to find a tame babygoth!)