At the peak of a historic drought in the southeast in 2007, Sonny Perdue, the governor of Georgia famously prayed for rain on the steps of the capitol in Atlanta. Ok, so rain was already forecast that week but a little political theater never hurts a politician's ratings. What those of us in the artist community know was that if the Gov' had just proclaimed it Georgia Art Festival Week, the heavens would have opened from Rome to Valdosta and everybody would have been served without those prickly separation of church and state issues.
It's not a lock, mind you but rain does seem more likely to occur in the region of white tent roofs. Maybe it's a related phenomenom of tornados and mobile homes. My data is more anecdotal than scientific, still - I'm just sayin'.
Yes, today was rainy but lots of people braved the odds and came out to see the art. In spite of the extra inconvenience and mess, the rain is a blessing. Dish it, Sonny.