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Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat's picture
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Hello and update r.e. ArtPark and AmaZing People

You know this web-site has introduced me to some amazing people - thanks to the powers that be!

Yesterday, I finally came part way down from the high of the show and the entire experience. I have been smiling extra wide for about a week now (passing good vibes onto all coming my way). What a great uplifting and sustained high!

I look forward to more jamming with the ArtPark crew in the future.

Sadly, my wish to have the ArtPark crew to the cottage/beach I spoke of cannot happen as I'd hoped (the cottage is going to crowded with family over that weekend :( ). Perhaps another opportunity will present itself later.

This was a special show for me for many reasons. One being that I brought my son with me (he turned nine on July 13th). This was our first Dad & Son camping experience and his first Rock & Roll show. He had a blast dancing and running around the grass and up and down stairs at the show. The people at the show, as always, were great as were the crew we had around the campfire and in the park. They helped make it what I believe will be a tresured memory for him (will be for me).

Oh yah the concert was great too. Show highlights for me were Big River, They Love Each Other, Dark Star and Dear Prudence. (The show while great was only part of the fun, thanks to K and the rest of the assorted and wonderful lunatics)

I really enjoyed the night before jamming with K and B (B not C - Sorry B, I`ve got is straight now :) ) and the day after the show jam under the picnic area. At the picnic area we pooled camping resources and made pancakes (with homemade maple syrup - mmmm) and coffee. I think we had 4 acoustic guitars, one acoustic bass :), a drum and some shakers and many voices and spuratic dancing in the rain and trips to the playground (my son and I)). While that whole breakfast jam was great, one highlight was the remarkable harmonizing of the Beatles `Rain`as the rain poured down on all sides of the shelter and we looked out over the grass and the Lake (Awesome - transporting).

And oh yah, the pre show jamming, that K referenced, was really great too! Zook was very cool, something about the look in his eye (some sort of prophet I think, or at least turned on to something amazing!)

T, my son C thought you were amazing (Where has T*"*" gone he kept asking as you flew off on some adventure) and is looking forward to meeting your daughter.

Special hello`s to the Queen of Spain, and the other lovely ladies who graced our presence, and to J (another far out dude), D (Jam on), and all the rest of the crew (you know who you are).

K, I think our voices sound great together. We had some great harmonies happening! :)

Thanks to all, especially for being so great with my son!!!!

Peace, Love and the good things!!

Playin` (in the ArtPark crew band)

P.S.

Looking forward to another gathering down the road..........

Chris, any progress on a gathering at your place?

FOUND: Sorry D, I did and do have that shaker you were looking for. If you send me an address (via personal message) I will ship it out to you.

LOST: A pair of sun glasses (they say Disney World on one of the lenses).

LOST II: A few more brain cells (...it turns out you don`t need them anyway.....)

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Fantastique!

Great reviews, Canuck & Richard. Merci beaucoup!!

ArtPark was also an amazing show. I was wondering if they were going to run out of new ideas being the 11th show of the tour, but the repeats were great and they still had some surprises up their sleeves! We camped the night before at Four Mile Creek with Playin and his super cool kid, then brought the jams to ArtPark before the show. We had so many people stop by to say hi cuz they saw our flag... Guelph, Hamilton, Ottawa, Peterborough, London, Toronto, represented! Great jamming with Jordan, Zook and Brooke on banjo - some beautiful acoustic moments to warm up the lot. Swimming in the Niagara River, meeting new folks, singing in multi-part harmony... but wait, there's a show??? Furthur, you guys are fantastic. Thanks for bringing the tight jams, like King Solomon, and sending me to heaven with Crazy Fingers. I was Sittin on Top of the World up on the lawn with all you beautiful dancing heads, overlooking the gorge at sunset. They Love Each Other, Hard To Handle, Dear Prudence, and Mason's! You must have known I was there =). You guys just get better with age. And to all who jammed and camped out, thanks for making the SOntario CanHead convention 2010 a huge success!

Hope to see some more of you in Niagara Falls, NY for the Rhythm Devils, Sept 10... (~);)

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What a grate night! The so-hot weather didn't stop everybody to dance their soul out. I was so happy to be there with all the family. My twin daugthers will remember this show forever. They sang and dance all the way. I'm proud we made it all together.
They started late and I was worried of the 11 hres curfew. and what they did? One super long set with (almost) no break. Bob and Phil leaded the band in a night of what sound to me a gratest hits show. A la GOGD manner.
Hope the problems they had at the border won't stop them to come back around.
Next time Montréal?
Enjoy the show on archive.org, Take care, Richard.

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Wow.....what a show they had last night the guys are playin' some amazing music. One long set right through till the end in 95 degree heat and crazy humidity. Nothin' can stop these guys from delivering the music that drives the bus......Wow. When they came to the first notes of Bertha it was pure delight that washed over the crowd then followed by a long jammin' Truckin'. When Wharf Rat started we knew we were in for a treat as John played his heart out and the emotions that waved through the crowd was truly movin' then a playful I Fought The Law to snap us back.
I'm sure it was really unusal for them to be playin' away from the usual community that they see in front every night, I'm not sure how many made the trek across the border but i'd say only a hand full. I bet that the guys could tell this was going to be a one time thing where they would stray off the beaten path and it came across in the music. What actually made the show for me was the fact that they came to me....being a Canadian it is standard to go seek the band where ever they go now they were coming to my HOME......A grate night of music, freinds and trips.......makes me want sell the house and buy a bus.

Forever Grateful
Forever Dead

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Ottawa Bluesfest

For all making the trek to Ottawa tonight, have a GRATE show! And report back, please =)

Playin, Chris, et Al... see ya at ArtPark, LED lights and all! Peace, K

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While things (purchases) don't normally bring me much pleasure..

...I just bought a little clip-on L.E.D. light for my home-made song book - I can now read it while around a campfire!!! :) Last weekend I practically climbed into the fire in an attempt to read it.

Heading out towards the ArtPark show tomorrow......will attempt to send highlights next week.

Peace,

Playin'

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ArtPark around the corner!!

Hi everyone and welcome earthlover87,

Getting excited now.
Heading to Four Mile Creek Statepark on Wednesday.
Looking forward to meeting K and joining the jam.

Chris, I feel like a heal here, but I can't offer you a ride this time. Sorry :(

Playin'

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earthlover 87

hello and hey now.................

What part of Ontario are you from ??? Trying to work something out for Lewiston as well. I have a line on a few tickets but need a ride :)

I will send you a email.................I live way out in the country near Walkerton, not many others of my species in these parts either :)

....................................c

Also glad you enjoyed your first show. It was a really great show to be a first :)

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Dead heads in southern ontario?

Hello everyone!

I'm a squeaky new Dead head, just went to my first show, Furthur in Rochester, it was INCREDIBLE, I'm also hoping to go to the one in Lewiston next week but the tickets are sold out. :( If ANYONE has a ticket they would be willing to sell me I would be eternally grateful, I cannot get enough of the scene! Feels like home.

That said, if anyone is out there in my area, hit me up! I'd love to meet some more heads, doesn't seem like there are too many around these parts! My email is maritalinde@gmail.com or you can PM me. Hope to hear from you!

Namaste :)

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O Canada!

Right back atcha, Bill. How's beautiful Sudbury? Any warmer than here in Peterborough? It's a little chilly today, but looking like good weather for picnics, fireworks and my buddies, the Weber Brothers will be playing at our concert bandshell tonight. Yay for holidays!

gr8tfulal: We CanHeads will be at ArtPark in droves. If you get to the concert site early, look for a Canadian flag and jamming, probably by a picnic shelter. A bunch of us are camping at Four Mile Creek State Park the night before and night of the show. If you need a place to stay, there are still many good spots, some adjacent to ours... whaddya say? If you're interested I can send you a pm.

Cheers,
K

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