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Post by neon tetra » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:35 am

What other festivals do you folks go to?

2 of my favorites are All Good & Summercamp.
Along with Burning Man, they're my top 3. I can't really say that I like one any more than another. Burning Man is certainly the most intense, but there's no music there that really fills my soul like it does at jam festivals.

I went to one Coachella, the year they had Kraftwerk, 2 Many DJs, The Cure, Radiohead, Beck & Air. I haven't been as impressed with the lineups since then.

The first Rothbury was downright amazing. I missed the 2nd one, and they took 2010 off. Hopefully it'll be back next year. Not only was the music & production top notch, they really helped "green" the festival scene a bit. In order to vend there, you need to use those corn-based cups & biodegradable cutlery. They also have people at every trash station, making sure folks know how to separate recyclables, compostables & landfill trash.

I never made it to Symbiosis, but the lineups looked insane.

Other than those, I like a lot of the smaller ones. Northwest String Summit in Oregon, Hookahville in Ohio, various ones @ Nelson Ledges Quarry Park (great venue w/ a beach & cliff jumping), etc.

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Post by Fire_Moose » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:06 am

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Post by Lassen Forge » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:42 am

Strawberry Music, near Yosemite, Memorial Day weekend.

Cheaper than paying for a camping spot in yosemite, you get the music, plus you're right next door to the park.

Works every time. They do one for Labor Day as well, but usually I have, um, er, "other" things going on then.

I want to do High Sierra one of these days, too...
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Post by unjonharley » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:21 am

Next one...Santa Convention.. Portland Or. chapter

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:54 pm

I'd like to check out Fourth of Juplaya.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:42 pm

I keep telling myself I should go to Cotati.
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Post by ygmir » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:51 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I keep telling myself I should go to Cotati.
lots of good milk there, by golly.
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Post by Lassen Forge » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:25 am

HA h ah ah ah ahaaaahhh... BANG.

(See, now I KNOW you're from around here, Ygmir... that gave it away!!!)

Yeah, Fishy... If'n you haven't been you're missing out. Of course, it's during this thing in the desert... but I remember you saying you wanted to go years ago. So... go!!!

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Post by Lassen Forge » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:26 am

HA h ah ah ah ahaaaahhh... BANG.

(See, now I KNOW you're from around here, Ygmir... that gave it away!!!)

Yeah, Fishy... If'n you haven't been you're missing out. Of course, it's during this thing in the desert... but I remember you saying you wanted to go years ago. So... go!!!

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Post by unjonharley » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:14 am

World Hot Air Balloon, Battle Creek Mi. Mid Aug.

Duaghter is certafided observer (ref).. She has balloon friends(has not seen in years) from around the world..

My sister lives down the road..

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Post by Lassen Forge » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:14 am

Reno air races. First time last year - courtesy of Piney and TITWI - won't be my last!!!

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:12 am

Bay Bridge Sue wrote:HA h ah ah ah ahaaaahhh... BANG.

(See, now I KNOW you're from around here, Ygmir... that gave it away!!!)

Yeah, Fishy... If'n you haven't been you're missing out. Of course, it's during this thing in the desert... but I remember you saying you wanted to go years ago. So... go!!!
Actually, I should go on Saturday, stay in a hotel that night, drive to reno the next day and then get to gate early on Monday. Or something like that. One day would probably be enough, and I can't see going turning back and going again. It would just take careful packing of the van.
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Post by cahlm » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:48 pm

Bay Bridge Sue wrote:Reno air races. First time last year - courtesy of Piney and TITWI - won't be my last!!!
You know, I'm a Reno native and I've never been to the air races. Maybe I should check it out...

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Post by Snow » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:56 pm

I have a few festivals I like to NOT miss: Bobolink in Belden CA, SCI at Hornings Hideout in OR, Las Tortugas just outside yosemite. ANd I love High Sierra Music fest but it competes with 4th of Juplaya
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Post by Bounce530 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:27 pm

I am going to try to hit both Bobolink, and High Sierra on the next go-round. Heard that Mystic Garden Party ain't too bad.
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Post by Snow » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:32 pm

Unfortunately Bobolink 2011 is looking doubtful at this point.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:32 pm

That Zozobra thing in Santa Fe seems fun, plus there's hot air balloons in Albuquerque.

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Post by knowmad » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:42 pm

Summer MeltDown, Darington WA, second weekend in Aug. 4 days of Jam Bands, Late nite Grooves, and Promiscuity.

It's lot's of fun and Lots of Pacific Northwest Burners meet up there before burn.
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Post by LostinReno » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:26 pm

I miss Day on the Greens. :(

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:17 pm

Gilroy Garlic Festival!
OK, just kidding.

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Post by Thecatman » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:13 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Gilroy Garlic Festival!
OK, just kidding.
No you're not! I'll eat raw a clove, just a clove mind you, with steak, pork chops, chicken, Italian food, with lunch while at work etc. Supposedly garlic helps cholesterol levels for the good.
But I've never been to the garlic festival.

We went to the cantelope festival in Fallon this year. Got some "heart o gold" lopes.
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Post by gyre » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:20 pm

Did I mention that the lighting at Vesak is in motion?

And is, or used to be, completely electro-mechanical?
The rotary switching panels made current steampunk look pathetic.

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Post by Mosin » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:32 am

High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA every 4th of July weekend. The only bummer about our addiction to it is that we can't come to 4th of Juplaya.
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Post by Mosin » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:12 am

While on the subject of festivals and HSMF, does anybody know the contingent of Burners that show up in the greyhound bus conversion (parked just outside of RV town along the road in 2009 and 2010), fuck with hippies and passersby merry prankster style, and crank electronica until dawn? I always love seeing them and hearing their breaks and prankstering back (sniffle...makes me feel like home amongst the alienating trees/greenery and uber positive vegan hippie new agey love-vibe) but I know first hand that they have pissed a lot of HSMFers off with the early morning Unst-Unst and their zany head games in the road. The main complaint I have had to respond to (as some sort of unelected representative of BM to my non-Burner HSMF pals) can be summarized as: "Dude, this isn't fucking Burning Man. What the fuck?" To calm the waters and bridge the social divide between the two festivals in a constructive way I have responded with "Howzabout you just quit being such a fucking puss?", demonstrated the Smallest Violin on Earth, and/or informed them that we are taking HSMF over and that they need to accept this fact. :lol:
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Post by Elorrum » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:31 am

Did a lot of music festivals in the 90's... High Sierra good. Strawberry, great. World Music Festival in Grass Valley... favorite for vibe, and interaction with the musicians. Live Oak, Hog Farm in Laytonville. Enjoyed seeing Joe Craven at just about every festival I went to! Joe Craven Summers, Yay.
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Post by junglesmacks » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:04 am

Cutting my outdoor trip fest experiences at the "Okanogan Family Faire" (also known as the "Barter Fair") in Tonasket, WA in the mid 90s..

Still a killer fest in spring and fall. Check it out if you are anywhere in the Pac NW area.
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Post by Thecatman » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:20 pm

On Friday September 3, 1982 I went to the US festival at Glen Helen park near San Bernardino. Saw Oingo Boingo, B52s, The Ramones, The Police and a few others that I can't remember.
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Post by Snow » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:38 pm

wow I never knew there were so many hippies on here, check this out for a great laugh http://christwire.org/2010/10/why-do-hi ... n-america/
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Post by CaverX » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:38 am

Snow wrote:wow I never knew there were so many hippies on here, check this out for a great laugh http://christwire.org/2010/10/why-do-hi ... n-america/
Are you sure that's not The Onion? Almost sounds like satire:

"Hippies are predominantly white and they have used that unfairly to their political advantage. They appear at PTA meetings and town events pretending to represent normal society. They avoid police stops on our roads by tucking their long hair back into their shirts and driving moderately, no matter what incredible amounts of mind-bending psychotropics they have just ingested. Under the radar of sturdy Americanism, they live out a prolonged adolescence where the they chase a nightmarish list of kicks: marijuana, hashish, LSD, heroin, magic mushrooms, ice, nitrous oxide, crystal meth, Oxycotton, opium, Nexus, MDMA, GHB, mescaline and more. Spending all their time in this balmy, criminal world, they know nothing of hard work. Instead, the adult hippie will resolve every complex life dilemma with a bong hit. Whether it’s at music concerts, watching television shows or even on the internet, they float by in a perpetual “purpleâ€

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