We are currently cruising our Islander Freeport 36 sailboat in Mexico. We have been extensively documentating our Islander Freeport outfitting for this adventure. We will now be reporting what of our outfitng is of value, what works and what is not of value.
Zihuatanejo - Guitar Fest opening beach concert set up- 2
Some musicians (Axemunkee & Mary Zoo) dropping off CD's. Each musician would have a few CD's and some priced differently. It was some work to keep track of them all and also people would ask a lot of questions abut them. (Nancy from s/v Gitane along with Alan and Elizabeth from s/v Vivacia are tending to the CD table.)
Me, sitting down in-between the customers.
The anchorage is in the background as they are selling T-shirts.
Ken, from s/v Gitane, here folding programs.
s\v Elegant'sea is sitting out at anchor in the background.
Looking up at the stage.
Looking up at the stage.
From the left is Nancy from s\v Gitane then Elizabeth and Alan from s/v Vivacia as Jose Luis Cobo, one of the performing musicians from Zihuatanejo, drops off his CD's.
Here is Phil "Philbillie" Milner from the duo "The Croweaters"
dropping off CD's to Alan from s/v Vivacia.
Here is Diego Garcia aka "El Twanguero" coming to drop off CD's.
Here is Josue Tacoronte Otero dropping off his CD's.
Some people start arriving at the ticked sales.
There's Kirk, the Stage Manager, from s/v Freedom Kirkland
in the hot orange shirt!
The best staff! Chip and Debbie from s\v Elegant'sea, us!
As you can see, we all received free crew shirts, a name tag along with free beverages (water, soda or beer) at every event. We were asked to volunteer at the opening and closing concerts then two other concerts of our choosing. We could choose from Tickets, T-Shirt Sales, CD Sales or the one we picked - Merchandise Sales. We were able to attend any other concert, gala dinner or workshop during the week (for free) as well as bring a "Plus One" (for free as well).
The 2015 Guitar Fest Artist Line-up:
Jose Luis Cobo from Zihuatanejo Mexico
Adrian Raso from Guelph, Canada
Asif Sinan from Karachi, Pakistan
Axemunkee & Mary Zoo from Boston, MA and Switzerland
Phil "Philbillie Milner and Dave Newman
of the duo The Croweaters from San Francisco, CA
Diego Garcia aka "El Twanguero" from Madrid, Spain
Adam May and Paul Carey of the Duo Agogo from Melbourne, Australia
Magela Oquendo Romero from Havana Cuba
Maria Moss and Jon Hogan of the duo Hogan and Moss from Marfa, TX
Kristin Sweetland from Toronto, Canada
Fausto Palma & Morgan Szymanski from Mexico City and London