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Interview with Doug Haller

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Title

Interview with Doug Haller

Date

12/3/2016

Is Part Of

The Flurry Festival

Publisher

DS113A: Storytelling Interviewing, Skidmore College.

Description

Interview with Doug Haller, ex-Administrative Director of the Flurry Festival. Topics include the development of the festival and Doug's experiences organizing the Flurry.

Language

English

Creator

Dustin Foote

Subject

Saratoga Springs -- Flurry Festival -- History

Format

Original recording wav file, 16 bit 44.1 khz

Date Created

12/3/16

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Dustin Foote

Interviewee

Douglas C. Haller

Location

Residence of Interviewee

Original Format

Digital Audio Recording

Duration

41:14

Time Summary

Interviewer: Dustin Foote
Interviewee: Doug Haller

Log Notes

00:00-00:29 Header

00:30-02:30 Doug talks about background in Schenectady

03:00-04:17 After Doug divorces his first wife, he discovers his passion of contra dancing

04:20-08:24 Description and history of contra dancing

08:32-10:10 Describes his first experience at the flurry

10:25-10:56 “contradancing was a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends”

11:15-12:45 Pervasiveness of contradancing across the country

12:53-14:09 Doug meets his second wife contradancing

14:10-17:36 Diverse styles of dancing at the flurry; Paul Rosenburg mentioned

17:47-20:40 Doug speaks of the different roles he has had on the flurry administration

20:40-21:59 Current administrative roles in the flurry

22:00-24:17 What kind of people attend the flurry?

24:36-26:54 What keeps Doug coming back to the flurry? “I think the flurry helps the world become a better place, just for a little bit of time.”

27:19-31:43 Doug gives a personal anecdote on why the flurry is so significant. “It would be nice if the world were more like the flurry the rest of the year.”

31:44-32:31 What would you tell your 1992 self about this festival

32:37-38:55 Doug talks about being the administrative director of the flurry during a power outage, mentions the community response. “these people are not going to let you fail, and they didn’t”

36:20-37:07 How the flurry ended up in Saratoga

39:05-40:00 What do you want the future of the flurry to look like?

40:23-41:09 Doug’s final thoughts on involvement in the flurry festival

Record Creation Date

06/12/2016

Collection

Citation

Dustin Foote, “Interview with Doug Haller,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed October 22, 2017, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/394.

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