Case Studies Blows Away Greensboro Crowd

Actually, it was the 50 mph winds that blew us offstage and sent the crowd scampering for cover. Mark and I have performed at the New Garden Harvest Festival in Greensboro for most of the past ten years. This year's event, on October 28, saw chilly temperatures and high winds, but performers and their audiences were hardy. When we took the stage at 4:00, the wind seemed to pick up speed. Then, about four songs in, a gust howled. It knocked over guitars, tables, and chairs, and it just wouldn't let up. Festival organizers feared for the equipment and for everyone's safety, and they politely tackled us and dragged us from the stage. At least we had a chance to catch up with friends as we hollered over the groaning gale.