At closing court of Lilies 2015, Master Rhodri announced attendance of 1056, ten below Calontir'smagic number.Andrixos-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Berylson
Sent: Dec 22, 2016 1:44 AM
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Subject: Re: [CALONTIR] Historical questions about Lillies.I believe year before last was a bit over 1100, Last year I understand it was considerably lower, partly because many of us went to 50 year and could not do both, and also it was a year with record high temperatures and many decided they could not deal with the temperatures, still like many events around the SCA attendance has dropped for whatever reason and the Lillies Committee is asking our input on how best to cope with it. We all thank them for being open about the situation and asking our input.YIS,Alan Berylson-- Manage your subscription at http://listserv.unl.eduOn Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 11:55 PM, Charles <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Lonely Tower is a Barony in Calontir, here is their website http://lonelytower.org
/. As for the history of it there are more knowledgeable folks on that. I don't have the exact numbers but the attendance high for Lilies was around 1800 in 2007? and have lost 75 folks per year on average. A large part of 2016's attendance loss though was due to 50th yr but some of it I'm sure was still part of that downward decline. Others would be able to give better year by year attendance numbers.
I’m an outsider to your kingdom and have had the fortune to only get to one Lillies. I enjoyed it, although I found it rather hot. Unfortunately, until I get another kidney, I’m not likely to be able make another.
Anyway, Brendan’s comments raised a couple of questions for me, not having to do with the current subject of tents.
> On Dec 21, 2016, at 8:59 PM, Brendan Mac an tSaoir <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I know my first Lilies, Lonely Tower got together and built a bunch of stuff (beds, etc). It is one of my fonder memories, and I got stuff for camping at Lilies.
What is/was Lonely Tower? History? any stories?
> If we get the numbers back up, I think the budget will fix itself (with a lot of help from our talented Lilies Committee).
What have the numbers been? I take it, that the trend has been downwards recently. I think this has been true for Pennsic and Gulf Wars also, but neither do I have the numbers for those either.
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