for me there's burning man and then there's everything else.
the gathering of the vibes is one of my favorite music festivals. i've been going since the first year. the vibes staff has always supported our psychedelic art gallery and leda and aly, the vendor coordinators, are the best allies to have in any festival situation.
like many, i'm psyched to see them return to bridgeport and look forward to seeing my vibe tribe out there.
other shows? oh, i do a bunch of them. some are great, some are not. i've heard great things about gratefulfest but never been.
horning's hideout for cheese's final run there? ought to be as epic as cheese shows get. i may make it, hard to say just yet...
the burn is the only annual event that i do everything i can to never miss. everything else seems to pale by comparison.
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i only got to stick around for a couple hours tonight, david ganz played at 2:45 pm, but i was there at around 7, only got to hear donna jean & the tricksters, they were pretty good, wish i woulda had a tape recorder with me for it.
any chance i might come across someone with it on tape?
Highdroponics - David Gans is playing there throughout the weekend. I hope you get to see him play!
Highdroponics, the guy you say sounds like Jerry is Stu Allen, and actually thats his real natural voice! I'm glad you had a blow mind experience!!!
yeah i went last night from 10:30 - 12:45, Melvin & JGB, were playing, dont know too much about them other than that they used to be the Jerry Garcia Band and the singer sounds a lot like jerry, either that or i was just blown outta my mind, because i was....i dunno but they played an AMAZING Dear Prudence at the end. dunno if im going back tonight, but tomorrow im gonna be there for sure all day.
anyway...so Gans? how would i look up this person?
Coolio! Did you go? Are you going back? Go look up Gans and say hi for me! (I wish I could be there!!)
well theres an American Roots Music Festival not even 1/4 mile from my house today, tomorrow, and the next day, about 23 bands are supposed to be there along with around 2 - 3 thousand fans...this will be my first festival :D
its funny cuz i been fishing across the river from this guys house for the past year and have noticed him playing some Dead and wanted to go up to his door and ask him if he knew anything about any festivals around the area, now hes just cleared out the woods and had one himself.
Any Europeans here on the forum?
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US Festivals (Devore,CA) in 1982 and 1983 (9/5/82 my 1st Dead show)
This doesnt fit into a "festival" becasue it was for the Loma Prieta earthquake, but the gathering of artists for "Earthquake Relief" (Cow Palace) - Eddie Money,SMB, and Neil Yong were my favorites.
High Sierra Music festival 1996 and saw SCI,MMW,Hypnotic Clambake,Akoustic Hookah for the 1st time...Loved them!!
1997s Health&Harmony festival (Santa Rosa, CA) Zero (God that was a fun short set!)
also 97 Cazadero VFD benift - Zero (again a great set on the solstice."Sun Sun Sun")
There are honorable mentions of The day(s) on the green 1974,Calfest 1978, Amesty Int. 1986....
EYES25By far The Gathering of the vibes