I was tempted to do it when I was performing for Young Storyteller of the Year
Make plans to be there. I'll help in any way I can. I have a friend who owns a small Bed and Breakfast a few blocks down the street.
Awesome, it's a bit out of the way, but it'd cool to go to. We've got a few storytelling festivals here in the UK, like Festival At The Edge. Looking at the acts I only recognise Michael Harvey, I've not actually seen him but I've got one of his CD's. To be fair I don't actually know of any American storytellers so it's nice to hear of US Storytelling Festivals. Saying that, I know Pete Castle performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Speaking of a handsome son of a bitch!
Hehe, seen that before but it's awesome.
BTW, I am glad that you did not seem to take offense to my comment about Brits seeming gay to American, it certainly was not intended to be but I was concerned about it after I wrote it. I really dont know what it is either... I am not sure why this exists in American culture. I mean, I'm a pretty enlightened guy and even I get more of an impression of 'femininity' from Brits. I know its just cultural differences and has nothing to do with sexuality at all... its weird.
I think I can see why it exists. Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost (I'd say there's a bit of bromance there), Red Dwarf, Doctor Who, The New Sherlock Holmes movies, probably some other movies/series and famous Brits.
But you could watch films like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, This Is England and Trainspotting and see a different window portraying the British (a much more violent on than say, drinking tea and cuddling in drawing room).
All very good films, if you want to watch a good film tackling the issue of racism 'This Is England' is one worth watching.
To be fair, we get the same kind of snippets of the US, we tend to see what you're like through film and TV more than reality. I have this image of Americans being really bad, impatient and angry drivers.
And er...I think Gnu illustrates a fair point, Monty Python probably isn't helping.