Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Newport Folk Festival!

We just got back from our virgin voyage of swimming amongst the masses at the sold out Newport Folk Festival. I must say I did amazingly well considering me + the masses = discomfort, usually. The skies were blue, the sun and heat intense and the beer tents crazy crowded with some of the nicest 10,000 plus people you could hope to meet. Young and old alike, it really was all about the music. And boy was there music - two full days of it. My only regret was not being able be at all three stages at once. We did our best, running from this performance to that, absorbing every sound we could find with of course, intermittent visits to the beer tent (need hydration!) and when it was over we had already begun to plan next year. I wonder what the lineup will be?

Below is a sampling our experience and if you want to see more you can click here 

Gogol Bordello

Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings

The Decemberists

Mountain Man

Elvis Costello

Emmylou Harris

Pete Seeger