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QUESTION ABOUT GALAX VA ADMISSION TICKETING PROCESS IN THE 1980s . . .

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Sep 8, 2020 - 2:17:17 AM
3436 posts since 1/2/2004

Good morning BHO citizens.

I have in hand a ticket purchased and used to gain admission to the Galax VA Old Time Fiddlers Convention in 1987.  The ticket belongs to Jim Scancarelli, about whom I am writing a book.  He registered with a band to compete in a contest.  I'm wondering whether anyone out there in BHO World remembers the drill involved with these tickets? What do the four punched holes indicate?  The admission fee was 15 bucks.  Was that fee waived for people who registered to compete in contests?  THANKS for your help.

Lew

Edited by - Brooklynbanjoboy on 09/08/2020 02:21:23

Sep 8, 2020 - 2:18:07 AM

3436 posts since 1/2/2004

Sep 8, 2020 - 3:43:56 AM
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1607 posts since 6/2/2010

Looks to me like the holes were punched for each day that you entered the event.

Sep 8, 2020 - 3:54:26 AM

3436 posts since 1/2/2004

Thanks. Just looking to make sure I get it right.

Sep 8, 2020 - 6:51:09 AM

3343 posts since 5/29/2011

Emil is right about the holes. The admission fee was paid when you entered the grounds. Contestants got their money back when they came off stage.
BTW I was at Galax when that ticket was issued. I believe that was the year I played Whispering in banjo competition.

Sep 8, 2020 - 10:20:27 AM
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2347 posts since 4/7/2010

I think by 1987 you only received 1/2 your money back. I remember it was a big issue with some when the Moose Club lessened the refund for playing on stage. I don't remember exactly what year they changed the policy. It made sense for them as a musician could play in an individual instrument contest, then in a band. You could get your and one other person's money back. I remember I did exactly that the 3 times I went to Galax.

Bob S

Sep 8, 2020 - 10:54:09 AM

3436 posts since 1/2/2004

that’s interesting and the first time i’ve heard that twist to things. thanks Bob

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