For this year's Tucson Folk Festival, the organizers did something new and generous: they waived the application fee for performers. The only catch was that you had to apply by December 31. After that you paid the usual fee.
So of course, we didn't get our application in until Sunday, January 19, which was the final deadline.
More accurately, we tried to get our application in on Sunday. The server wouldn't cooperate. It bounced us off when we tried to send the online form, then wouldn't let us in at all. We eventually got in, but didn't get through the entire process until after midnight.
Fortunately, they told us they'd extend our deadline. In fact, the last day for all Tucson Folk Festival applications is now today, Jan. 20.
I'm beginning to suspect that we weren't the only people who waited 'til the last minute ...