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Old 11-09-2004, 11:11 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by mortonkid
Yes, they advised us when we arrived at the door. Many of the dancers decided not to dance which was disappointing because there were a lot of fine dancers that showed up.

In addition, the grand entry was scheduled for 7pm on Friday, but didn't have lights set up for night dancing. The MC, 3 drums, dancers and the public waited around in the dark until 8:15 when lights were provided by the local rescue squad...grand entry finally started at around 8:30...

They didn't provide water for the drums or the a matter of fact we were told to walk to the American Legion Building (at least 150 yards away) to use the water fountain! Have you ever heard of an organizer doing this?

They were too many vendors at this pow wow...especially since they had some who had come as far as Canada and upstate New York. I understand she had consulted with an experienced pow wow organizer months ago, but chose to ignore his advice.

It was evident that she lacked experience in organizing this pow wow.

I too like you had to drive quite a ways, I came from Atlanta. I felt that this was going to be a great one, especialy for this region. Even though I enjoyed myself, becuase I will let nothing or no one stop me from doing that! I had the chance to meet new folks and that is always great. Even though the rest of my family went to Niceville for comp, I choose to go there becuase I am a veteran.

Saturday night when we were lining up one of the royalties mumbled under their breathe that they wish that people would line up right acoording to their dance categories(Looking directly at me). I just briefly looked at them and uttered out Oh, aren't vets suppose to go in front of royality, being that I am a vet! I did not get mad with them becuase after all we did not have an arena director.

Other then that little comotion Saturday night and like you said having to pay, I still enjoyed the singing and dancing. Hopefully it will be great next year.
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