UPDATE: Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ responded on Facebook. Contestants provide their own meats. We’re all friends again. Whew!
Jesus, May and Joseph, all I want to know is if meats are provided to Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ contest participants or if we’re supposed to show up with our own. My guess is the latter, but I’ve heard of other contests providing the same meat to all contestants as a way of leveling the playing field.
I’ve emailed the bbq coordinator (twice), left a voicemail, tried Twitter, Facebook and even called Thumper Entertainment (full disclosure: Facebook try and Thumper call were this morning). I’ve heard nothing. Not one word back in more than two weeks. Very hard to begin preparing for the contest without this very basic question being answered. But still the crickets chirp. Though they do have my $250.
I do understand that many of the people running the festival are volunteers with day jobs and families to tend to. I get that and neither expected nor demanded an immediate response. But why are you doing social media, why do you even list contact info, if you’re not going to respond? Two weeks? Really?