[Dixielandjazz] Festival In Hungary

Gary Kiser gary at kiser.org
Sun Jun 5 17:46:06 PDT 2005

I have similar memories.  Sac à Pulses played the SzgeDixie festival in
Szeged, Hungary in 1998.  We had a blast ... well, almost.  That is, the
only negative aspect of the trip was the bomb scare just before the
concert.  The delay caused the organizer to tell everyone to cut back on
their sets.  We only played 40 minutes.

Other than that, the country is beautiful (as are the women), we ate
like kings (loved the carp soup), and the overall 'welcome' was superb.
I got to meet Tamas and had a nice chat.

We too would go back in a heartbeat.

All the best, Gary

Robert S. Ringwald wrote:

> I have to second Charlie Hook's comments about the festival in 
> Hungary.  ]
> The Boondockers were there last year in 2004 & we had a great time.  
> We did 5 concerts from one end of Hungary to the other.  Tamas had 
> everything wonderfully organized.  The music at his festival was 
> superb, including his own
> Bohem Ragtime Jassband.  There is also a young 15-year (probably 
> 16-year old by now) trombone player there who is very good & will 
> someday be a jazz giant.
> At a restaurant we saw a phenomenal Gypsy band.  They could play 
> anything. The food was wonderful.  For 5 of us, complete meals, 
> desserts, drinks, tip, was about $90.
> As I remember, the very nice hotels ran about $20 to $30 a night.
> The country was beautiful and the people were very gracious & 
> friendly.  We would go back in a heart beat.
> I do encourage anyone wanting a great, inexpensive vacation  good 
> Jazz, to visit Hungary during the festival.
> --Bob Ringwald K6YBV
> Placerville, CA USA
> "There are three kinds of men:
> The ones that learn by reading.
> The few who learn by observation.
> The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for
> themselves."
> --William Penn Adair (Will) Rogers B: 11/4/1879 D: 8/15/1935

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