Letter: Festival - The purpose is all in the name

Streatfood Festival. Busy  on their cocktail bar  are Mason Atkinson, Tigerlily Gray and David Truby. (1708263AM2)
Streatfood Festival. Busy on their cocktail bar are Mason Atkinson, Tigerlily Gray and David Truby. (1708263AM2)

A letter writer in last week’s edition expressed horror at the discovery that a street food festival involved take-away food vans.

I was equally disgusted at the weekend when I visited a pet shop and found that it didn’t sell PC hard drives.

Similarly, my last visit to a night club was horribly marred by the unforgivable lack of a pianist.

To make matters worse, the so-called “disc jockey” was not wearing a tie. I attempted to make my concerns known to the management, but sadly my mouth was frothing so vigorously that I passed out.

I join the writer in hoping that next year’s StrEAT Food Festival ceases its frankly baffling aim of delivering a delicious and diverse array of street food in a family-friendly setting, and instead focuses on services I have imagined it provides because I don’t understand its name.

Tom Hay

Bilton