hepstyle at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 17:36:04 EST 2008
Troika was great this year! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make
it a success, and what a way to welcome Pinhook to the community. Those
folks are the best! Not to take away from all of the venues who
participated this year. Everything I saw was fantastic.
On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 5:29 PM, info at troikamusicfestival.org <
melissa.thomas at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> Thank you Mimi for the kind words. A week later I am just now getting
> back on track!
> We all wanted to extend a big thank you to all of you that attened
> this year. As Mimi said there was a bit of disappointment with last
> year's event.
> The goal this year was to learn from those pit falls and work to
> revise. Return volunteers, artists and festival goers helped to make
> this year such a success.
> Thanks so much!! In seven years the festival has grown and growing
> pains are part of it.
> We have so much to look forward to every year we plan this festival.
> We welcome anyone who wishes to be a part of that.
> Chaz took some time out to blog about this year so please take a
> minute to check it out:
> If you get a chance drop the folks at Triangle Brewing a note and let
> them know they helped us rock the triangle:
> We also were named a fest to see by Ohmpark...a snarky blogger who
> hates everything usually....
> We had so much radio play this year on WXDU, WKNC and WSOE it was
> great. WHCL covered the festival as well.
> Support these stations because they support our local artists and we
> love them for it.
> The Indy, Southeast Performer, Shuffle, Dive and the Herald all
> covered the festival. A big thanks to them.
> The venues this year were wonderful. Each venue provided just the
> right environment for each bill, it was pretty incredible.
> Thanks to all the managers and staff at each venue for your support
> over the festival weekend.
> If you can share photo links please do we plan on posting them on our
> As always we are open to feedback and we ask that you send it to info
> [at] troikamusicfestival.org so we can share it with all the
> volunteers as
> we debrief to start organizing for next year.
> Look out for the 2009 Pin Projekt!
> Thanks so much,
> and all of the volunteers for 2008
> info at troikamusicfestival.org
> On Nov 14, 12:52=A0pm, Mimi <mimik... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hey All,
> > I've finally recovered from the past weekend of Troika, and I want to
> > send out a personal thank you to the music community at large.
> > I was of the disappointed with how last year's Troika went, so rather
> > than complain, or sit back and watch as other's did the work to make
> > it happen this year, I decided to volunteer and get involved. =A0The
> > planning started in March. =A0A group of volunteers met twice monthly
> > for the good part of the year, and I can say from experience now, it
> > took a lot of work to put this thing together.
> > And I am happy to have done it. =A0This past weekend was so rewarding to
> > me. =A0 People came out by the hundreds, every venue was well-attended.
> > The music was awe-inspiring. =A0People were happy, and loving the
> > music. =A0The weekend culminated in hundreds of people gathering at
> > Broad St. for one hell of a party (that I don't remember all that
> > well.... thanks Triangle Brewery for the free beer for bands).
> > As a band, we had a blast. =A0Much appreciation to all of you who were
> > there at Pinhook. =A0Big congratulations to the Pinhook, a Troika
> > hotspot, for a kickass first weekend being open. =A0That venue is so
> > good for Durham.
> > I want to thank every person who came out, the bands who played, the
> > radio stations who participated. =A0All of the volunteers worked really
> > hard, and I appreciate you all. =A0 All parts of this whole community
> > came together and made Troika happen. =A0It's a reflection of how lucky
> > we are to have the wealth of talent here and really great people
> > making it happen.
> > Much appreciation and Love,
> > Mimi
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