just a couple of things I found interesting at Merlefest.
A guy that works for me as a stage hand was asking me one evening if he could get his entry pass for the next day early. He said that an artist was doing a set the next day on LLoyd Loar mandolins and wanted my stage hand to bring in some equipment for him and my stage hand did not want to leave his car way away in the general parking area. After talking to him for a few minutes, I asked him what he was bringing and he said, "oh, Tony (as in Tony Williamson) asked me if I would bring 3 (THREE) of my Loars for his gig tomorrow." I said, "YOU HAVE 3 LOARS!!!!!! and he said, "Yeah, I have more than that but I did not want to BRING ALL OF THEM." !!!!!!!!!! go figure
You just never know.
Got to catch phone, other story later