Read below for the many sympathetic responses we received about canceling Mentone 2021. We so badly wanted to re-unite this year.
I was afraid that would happen. Miss everyone!
Sigh. We are really sad, but totally understand.
I think you made the right choice.
Well, this is sad news, but I think it is the right decision. Jerry and I were having long discussions over whether we could still go given the resurgence of COVID D variant.
Oh... So sad! But we thought this might happen with Delta. Thank you for being so responsible!
Thanks so much for all of your hard work this year. Thanks so much taking care of everyone.
You have made the right decision! Hope to see you in 2022 if covid is gone by then.
Dear FOOTMAD friends, This was a wise decision.
Unhappy that we came to this point in the pandemic process, but I respect and support y’all’s decision.
I believe y'all have made a wise decision to put the health of everyone attending first, especially with the increase of those vaccinated getting and being able to spread the new variants.
I know it was hard, but I think you made the right decision. We hope to dance with you next year.
We understand. We will miss everyone.
We are sad, grateful, not surprised, all that….. Thank you for trying!
Thank you for all your hard work. I will miss the experience.
Thank you for a very wise decision.
Good call you people! May more of us will be alive to dance when this time of idiocy passes. One can only hope
Oh my. Heavy heart indeed. Will miss seeing and being with all of you, but agree safety is paramount. Sending non virtual hugs your way anyway.
So so sad! Not surprising and very wise for the Board to do. But sad. Please save every bit of this cool Vero art and theme and launch all again in 2022.
This is so sad. But you are doing the right thing.
Thanks for all of the time and energy that went into planning this. I was so hopeful to dance that weekend but certainly understand why it was cancelled. Hopefully we will all dance next year!
Probably a wise move. I know this dedicated team has put so much into making this happen. I look forward to when we can all dance together again!
Sad news but given the pandemic reality, good to err on the side of caution.
I am so grateful to the FOOTMAD board members for the hard work to put on the Mentone event in the first place, and then having to struggle and make this hard decision to cancel. I’ll really miss seeing everyone! But it was the right decision. Love to everyone!
I'm so sad! But I knew it was coming, just miss dancing so much, especially with Contra folks.
We are so very sad but totally understand. We miss everyone and look forward to when we can gather again.
Alabama is a strange and exotic land!
We are sad and will sorely miss seeing old friends, but understand the need to be cautious and fully support you in your decision. Thanks, FOOTMAD, for all the fun memories from past years to help sustain us until the next time we can safely get together again.
A very wise move
Thank you all for planning this! No one know how the events would turn. I will look forwards to dancing with y'all again whenever that may be!
I feel your pain, and know how hard this decision was.