SUMMER CAMP | 05.24 - 05.27 | ILLINOIS

Words by: Pat Knibbs :: Images by: Brett Saul

Summer Camp :: 05.24.07 – 05.27.07 :: Three Sisters Park :: Chillicothe, IL


Summer Camp 2007
Last year's Summer Camp promoters nearly lost their unique location due to unforeseen circumstances. It wasn't until after the small host town of Chillicothe fought for the festival and worked with promoters Jay Goldberg Presents and Jam Productions that the site was renewed for the next five years. For many Midwest music fans Summer Camp has been an annual retreat, expanding immensely since its inaugural fest seven years ago.

This year the fest offered four days of music from over 40 bands on four stages, and welcomed nearly 9,000 people who braved soggy conditions and un-summer like temperatures. Hey, at least there weren't any cicadas!

Thursday: Pre-Party


Groovatron - Summer Camp
It was a little surprising to see just how many people showed up for the pre-party celebration. Lines at the entrance were enormous, and both stages were fairly crowded. The majority of the music was provided by a horde of rising Midwestern and regional touring bands.

The Sunshine Stage highlights included a funky afternoon set from New York's U-Melt, a goofy, humorous set from Indiana's funk-rock stalwarts Groovatron, who were painted head-to-toe in black, and the always entertaining bass master Oteil Burbridge and The Peacemakers.

The Campground Stage featured two impressive back-to-back sets. The first was from Wakarusa-bound The Fuz, who rocked the decent sized crowd just as the sun dipped down. The second was Chicago's answer to the electro-funk craze Future Rock, who ignited a lively dance party in between spurts of rain. There was also late night entertainment provided by Chicago acoustic funksters and all around road warriors 56 Hope Road - whose set was quite solid - as well as San Francisco rockers Tea Leaf Green.

Friday


The Wailers - Summer Camp 2007
Opening up the main Moonshine Stage was the Chicago's Drop Q. Led by Umphrey's McGee drummer Kris Myers and keyboardist Brian Felix (Om Trio), the quartet blasted through a set of funky instrumentals that combined several genres. The highpoint of the set was a heavy acid-jazz jam that revolved around an Obi-Wan Kenobi sample ("I was once a Jedi knight").

The fields surrounding both stages were now buzzing with life, and the upbeat melodies emanating from the Campground Stage were infectious. Providing the first dose of reggae for the day, Iowa City's Public Property rolled through their enticing mid-afternoon set with passion. Sure, the group provides eye-candy with their two female singers, Margaret Larson and Mareva Minerbi, but it's their catchy songwriting and just-right blend of reggae, hip-hop, and funk that's made the group popular on the festival circuit.


Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band is a spectacle, to say the least. Their down home style of blues has been referred to as "Robert Johnson on crack." So, it's no wonder that the group was asked to be the house band for the Jerry Springer Show. Rev. Peyton, his brother James and his wife "Washboard" Breezy bombarded through their afternoon set on the Sunshine Stage. Asking the swelling crowd for assistance during "Mud," the Rev. remarked, "I'm not asking for five-part harmonies. Just some drunken yelling. I get the feeling that you're not drunk enough. Can we pretend?" Following "Mud," the group played a hilarious song inspired by an impromptu appearance by Breezy's cousin on the TV show Cops called, fittingly, "Your Cousin's On Cops."

Next up, seasoned veterans The Wailers worked up a Rastafied frenzy on the Moonshine Stage. Songs like "Natural Mystic," "Keep Me Moving" and "Stir It Up" were well received and provided a perfect soundtrack for the beaming sunshine. The set was heavily nostalgic but their addition to the fest fit nicely into the overall puzzle and gave the line-up a much-needed breath of fresh air.


Williams & Moseley :: Summer Camp 2007
Summer Camp alum Keller Williams unveiled his new ensemble The WMD shortly after The Wailers. I was curious how Williams, SCI's Keith Moseley (bass), Gibb Droll (guitar), and drummer Jeff Sipe (ARU, Leftover Salmon) would interact together. Midway through the set, Williams appeared to be having a blast and the group sounded tight and full. Renowned for his plethora of quirky covers, Williams pulled Sublime's "Santeria" out of his stash for a rousing audience sing-along. They closed with a loud punk-ish version of "Radio" from Williams' latest release, Dream. The set was a refreshing change of pace as it didn't rely solely on William's one-man-band routine.

Though Summer Camp revolves around moe., the current rise of Chicago's Umphrey's McGee has been a critical factor in the festival's growth over the past several years. These Midwestern golden boys have established a dedicated fan base, a vast musical catalogue and the chops to hang with modern rock's elite. The two sets on Friday were a prime example of hard work paying off. Highlights included "The Bottom Half," "Pay the Snucka," an extended "Alex's House" and a special appearance by new Chicago transplant Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio) on vocals for a smooth, funky version of Sade's "No Ordinary Love."


Umphrey's McGee - Summer Camp
The first of moe.'s five weekend sets featured several Summer Camp classics ("Rebubula," "Not Coming Down," "Wormwood"), a brand new song ("Skrunk") and a full out band switch with Assembly of Dust on Strangefolk's "Westerly," which was a preview of the late night Tag Team event.

The Red Barn (Summer Camp's spot for late night shows) provided some of the most noteworthy performances of the weekend. Friday's Tag Team set, started with Umphrey's McGee alone then morphed into a "Super Jam" that featured just about everyone of note taking the stage. It also provided a couple of weird, creepy wardrobe choices from UM guitarist Brendan Bayliss and bassist Ryan Stasik. Bayliss, who claimed to have lost a bet, was wearing a short black cocktail dress with a pink feathered boa and make-up (yikes!), and Stasik sported a red spandex bodysuit (that flaunted a little too much info for me) with devil horns and mustache. Musical highlights included a rowdy version of Van Halen's "Running With the Devil" featuring UM drummer Myers on lead vocals, Led Zeppelin's "How Many More Times" with Bayliss on vocals, and an earsplitting version of Metallica's "Enter Sandman."

Saturday


Summer Camp 2007
The rain started early Saturday and never really let up. I could see the dark storm clouds looming on the horizon as I approached the Sunshine Stage for the Pnuma Trio. Their instrumental electro-funk and stellar improvisational skills make the group one hell of a live act, and their early afternoon dance party provided a necessary jolt of energy moments before the impending storm.

I had to bail on several bands due to the rain, but was fortunate to catch a couple of impressive sets at the Campground Stage. Both Detroit's Bump and Chicago's Make Believe ripped through their sets seemingly unfazed by the rain.


Gabby & Claypool :: Summer Camp
As the rain dissipated briefly, I trekked down the muddy path for Summer Camp virgin Les Claypool. His characteristic brand of bass-driven evil funk-rock blasted the soaked crowd, who refused to let the rain ruin their day. Armed with an arsenal of basses and creepy masks, Claypool steered his Fancy Band into several intense improv-heavy jams. The interaction between Gabby La La, Skerik and Les was entertaining to say the least.

By the time moe. took the stage again the rain had stopped, but the temperature had dropped considerably, too. Thankfully moe. brought the heat. Before a blistering rendition "Bearsong," guitarist Al Schnier pointed out, "This song is a direct result of listening to too much Primus." During the second set, the quintet welcomed out Allie Kral (Cornmeal) for some fiddle assistance during a marathon "McBain" > "George" > "McBain." Kral sawed her fiddle viciously for nearly 20 minutes as the band jumped up and down scales, teasing the Talking Heads' "Crosseyed and Painless" before diving headfirst into "Lazarus." These two sets were a great example of why moe. is so popular in Central Illinois despite their Northeastern beginnings.


Billy Martin :: Summer Camp 2007
Medeski Martin & Wood returned to Summer Camp after a three year absence, and their late night set Saturday was a last minute fill-in for the ailing Claypool. Following a short set by The Wood Brothers, MMW played a set of improvisational jazz that showcased their virtuosic skills. John Medeski's percussive style on organ blends incredibly with the backbone of Billy Martin and Chris Wood constantly leaving fans awe. The trio rode the wave of energy from the late night crowd 'til the wee hours.

Sunday

Finally sunshine! After four long days I was thrilled by the presence of the sun, which made the afternoon sets much more enjoyable. Bouncing around between the three stages, I caught the tail ends of Brothers Past, New Monsoon and 56 Hope Road before taking a breather with The Wood Brothers mid-afternoon set. Laughing as the two brothers talked about their "pigmentally challenged" skin and the importance of a strong sun block, I hung around long enough to hear a swinging version of the Beatles' "Fixing a Hole."


Ben Ellman - Galactic
Near the Sunshine Stage was the Guitar Hero II RV, where campers could challenge their friends to guitar duels on multiple screens and win prizes. I guess there was a tournament running throughout the weekend, but I opted to watch the real guitar heroes instead.

Back at the Campground Stage, Treologic, Chicago's organic hip-hop quintet, blew things up. MC Billa Camp's slick lyrical attack over the melodic wizardry of guitarist Connor Grant and keys-bassist LaeLo shined bright and pulled the crowd towards the stage.

Galactic and MMW, who were back-to-back on the Moonshine Stage, both played solid jazz-funk but couldn't match the energy of their late night sets (Galactic did the Sunday late night). So, I ventured back towards the Sunshine Stage to catch its closer, Backyard Tire Fire. Their raunchy guitar-driven rock was a nice treat, and their set closing "Sweet Home Chicago" got me thinking about my comfy bed!


moe. :: Summer Camp 2007
moe. closed the weekend on a high note, and even brought out a couple of guests to help. On "Yodelittle," Macpodz trumpet player Ross Huff spiced up the mix. Schnier again thanked everyone for a great weekend, and urged folks to assist with the cleanup efforts. Following moe.'s set was Galactic in the Barn, where they closed off a great weekend with a couple of lively covers including, Hendrix's "Manic Depression" and Zep's "The Immigrant Song."

This year's festival was the most diverse Summer Camp to date. The addition of Les Claypool and The Wailers, not to mention the return of Galactic and MMW, ensured an abundance of quality music. The staff was helpful and friendly, and even though the weather wasn't too cooperative at least there weren't any cicadas!

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Comments

umphreak911 Fri 6/8/2007 08:03PM
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noice 1st comment, i'd have to say groovatron's atire, the banana suit kid, Allie snappin off w/ moe., and UM day 2 were my favorite parts of the fest.

blas Fri 6/8/2007 09:51PM
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blas

A little rain is lot better then the darn heat of last year. skipped this one, but sounded fun.

Wrong link for 'Make Believe' It should read 'Ernie Henderson and the Make Believe:

http://www.themakebelieve.com/
http://www.myspace.com/erniehendricksonandthemakebelieve

An incredible band from Chicago with impeccable musicianship surly on their way to the main stage. Melodic meaty Chicago Drum and Jazz Fusion Bass.

Any one catch their set?

insignia Fri 6/8/2007 10:20PM
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first of all tag team was awesome, moe played timmy tucker late night, and jim their percussion player rocks at almost every instrument, and second 3rd night of moe was sick buster with fatt 30 min rec. chemistry oncore, best moe show iv'e ever seen.

moeron420247 starstar Sat 6/9/2007 12:55AM
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i think this festival deserves a bit more of an in depth look. sure its a midwest party, but nobody can deny that this was one of the hands-down, no bullshit line-ups of the year(sorry no tool). I'd also hate to break it to jambase that i have a few better pictures and stories to tell...myspace.com/thegeorgelamboleyorkestra

moeron420247 starstar Sat 6/9/2007 12:56AM
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i think this festival deserves a bit more of an in depth look. sure its a midwest party, but nobody can deny that this was one of the hands-down, no bullshit line-ups of the year(sorry no tool). I'd also hate to break it to jambase that i have a few better pictures and stories to tell...myspace.com/georgelamboleyorkestra

mreezal Sat 6/9/2007 01:51AM
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mreezal

what about the jam wagon?

shacklefordwantsapizza starstarstar Sat 6/9/2007 06:02AM
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unfortunately, i missed their set, but from the picture it sure looks like groovatron is painted 'head to toe in white' not black. But then again, not everything in this world is black and white. Eitherway, this still exists as my favorite festival. I agree, a little more attention should be paid...i was expecting a bit more than a single page spread. Oh well, if you want more info, see you next year.

shacklefordwantsapizza Sat 6/9/2007 06:04AM
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oh yeah, and moe. played two new ones, skrunk (al.) and runaway overlude (rob.)

heynowBeKynd Sat 6/9/2007 07:50AM
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heynowBeKynd

this was my first festival ever! I had the most amazing experience. Even the rain was a highlight (nothin' like dancin' in the rain!) Best shows of the weekend for me happened on the sunshine stage: Tea Leaf Green and Hot Buttered Rum. Cornmeal & Great American taxi were really awesome too. Only complaint of the weekend: more bathrooms please, preferrable ones that lock correctly hehe. everyone was so friendly, met amazing new friends. MORE Pics please jambase! :)
ps: anyone know what was up with the watermelon people?

iamkickinit Sat 6/9/2007 08:20AM
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iamkickinit

the watermelon people are everywhere at festi's... you'll see them around more and more every festi you're at!

whodoyoudo Sat 6/9/2007 09:20AM
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whodoyoudo

summer camp was great this year
just clean up those porta potties


antelope963 starstarstar Sat 6/9/2007 09:34AM
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The WMD's closer was "Play This", not "Radio"... and they kicked some serious ass on Friday

gmoo Sat 6/9/2007 10:31AM
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gmoo

Interesting weekend. Groovatron is incredible I must say. It also seemed like Moe had to pick up their game after the Umphrey's sets, and by Saturday night they were def attempting to be more progressive in their jams to keep up. All in all, a great weekend for music lovers.

O1Roggae Sat 6/9/2007 12:20PM
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O1Roggae

nice heady fest

cuttyfives Sat 6/9/2007 01:39PM
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the kids in pnuma trio are dickheads.

theivywall Sat 6/9/2007 03:00PM
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theivywall

shacklford, Groovatron was dressed all in black during their night set and then all in white during their day set. i thought first night of umph, 3rd night of moe, wmd's, galactic, and oteil were all awesome. weekend on the whole was pretty great. sleep= improbable though, the energy there natural AND chemical was pretty high into the wee hours of the morn. 56 hope road is a great band to check out if you haven't already. their late night set was a highlight for me. I'm pretty sure my most warm memory of the weekend is stumbling around wasted and hanging with random people at their tents on friday and then seeing cornmeal playing on a wagon by the red barn. WOOT!

helterskelter83 Sat 6/9/2007 05:39PM
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Only complaint with this review is no mention of Family Groove Company. They tore it up sunday late nite.

nershi6string star Sat 6/9/2007 06:11PM
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this review does not even come close to giving summercamp the coverage that it diserves it was one of the best festivals i have ever been to if not THE best

sailorman Sat 6/9/2007 07:04PM
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sailorman

i read that claypool was ailing, so he could not play a late night set. What was wrong?

whodoyoudo Sat 6/9/2007 07:56PM
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whodoyoudo

he wasnt ailing

he cancelled the set like a month or so in advance

I heard he was upset that the latenights were limited capacity and more $

but that was a rumor

heynowBeKynd Sun 6/10/2007 08:45AM
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heynowBeKynd

i forgot to mention...wood brothers were amazing too!!!

FatEleBass starstarstar Sun 6/10/2007 09:36AM
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claypool fucked up his pinky on a movie set
had to cancel a couple earlier dates, as well as his late night
but he could not let down the scamp faithful

karacter0 Sun 6/10/2007 10:18AM
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karacter0

you have to pay extra for the late night show? i've never been before, but that sounds like a rip off. Limited seating, that I can understand.

I'd like to see a Mountain Jam story. Phil was awesome.

sailorman starstarstarstarstar Sun 6/10/2007 11:37AM
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sailorman

hey i just wanted to tell everyone that i have a website with some cool pictures. the website is http://sailorman.smugmug.com. please go and make comments or suggestions on any of the pictures

fatpaul starstarstar Sun 6/10/2007 06:26PM
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fatpaul

damn as if summer camp was grand and the rain was welcomed and not too much!as failed to mention love for jassy grazz who ripped it up going up against the heavyweights and still drawing a rather good crowd for some ass kikn jams as the crowd chanted along with some ODB got your money and claypool needless to say is a god!!!!

torn&treyed Mon 6/11/2007 06:38AM
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heard there was a life during war time in there somewhere.

dustinthewind7 starstarstarstarstar Mon 6/11/2007 09:05AM
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dustinthewind7

lucky bastards!! i couldnt make it this year, shootin for the next one!

mackadocious Mon 6/11/2007 09:11AM
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mackadocious

I had a blast. A lot of folks were mentioning police troubles on various interweb posts, so it was a pleasant surprise to see people lightin' up in vip line on Thursday. I wished that there were some more exotic dope available like opium but drugs were really discouraged there. Regardless it was great. Two minor complaints (as if anyone gives a shit): VIP was almost a rip-off because A) toilet stalls in the AC bathrooms were rancid by Saturday. B) No backstage access. For a smaller fest VIP should = backstage access I think. Overall the times were good.

How come nobody has given props to Oteil's band. They rocked the pre-party for sure.

hnkscrpio starstarstar Mon 6/11/2007 10:13AM
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hnkscrpio

My first time missing this in a few years. I'm becomig a whore to the festivals that offer ammenities. This fest is totally friendly as hell though. You can totally just walk around meeting cool people when your all fucked up (or not fucked up) which is always cool. I think that they bands could have been covered a little better. Did the writer of this miss the Tag Team. I would really like to see the setlist for that. Hey Josh if they did life during wartime again I may make fun of them.

Moeron420247: "sure its a midwest party" are you trying to dog the midwest. Last time I checked the midwest sports three of the best fests there are. I think this might have been the weakest between 10klf and Wakarusa, and this fest ruled.

knibbs starstarstarstarstar Mon 6/11/2007 10:16AM
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knibbs

Life during wartime was during the Tag Team set, it was alright. Sorry if i wasn't able to mention all of your "friends" bands, but I wasn't everywhere. cornmeal's late night set on the wagon was pretty cool, they played Nieve Melody (home) right as I was walking into the MMW late night.

torn&treyed Mon 6/11/2007 11:57AM
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I would only make fun of them if they couldnt run in place synchronized while playing

torn&treyed Mon 6/11/2007 11:57AM
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I would only make fun of them if they couldnt run in place synchronized while playing

Mule86 Mon 6/11/2007 12:23PM
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Mule86

I was camping with the malon heads, and it was a blast...If ya'll live close enough, you should try to make it to either tolietry fest Sat June 30th with Family Groove and more for like $10 or try to make it to Melon Kamp in August with Groovatron for 2 nights and more...Its in the frontman and brains behinds the melon head ideas back yard in Wanatah, IN...gonna be an awesome time...hope to see some of you there

Mule86 Mon 6/11/2007 12:23PM
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Mule86

I was camping with the melon heads, and it was a blast...If ya'll live close enough, you should try to make it to either tolietry fest Sat June 30th with Family Groove and more for like $10 or try to make it to Melon Kamp in August with Groovatron for 2 nights and more...Its in the frontman and brains behinds the melon head ideas back yard in Wanatah, IN...gonna be an awesome time...hope to see some of you there

River starstarstarstar Mon 6/11/2007 01:22PM
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River

was my first time this year and man o man. fucking blast i will go for many of years to come...and im campin in the woods next time HALA

phleming starstarstarstarstar Mon 6/11/2007 05:40PM
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#$^^!!+():-)- that's what I think of your "article" Knibbs...

shpilkie starstarstar Mon 6/11/2007 08:31PM
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shpilkie

What is a chiwawa eggloaf?

kyleJohnson starstar Tue 6/12/2007 06:36AM
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kyleJohnson

sUMmercamp was the shit, allways is and allways will be. thursday rawked with groovatron and future rock!! tealeaf was ok, but 56 was kill! wailers and keller smoked. Les is the MAN! UM dominates camp. Camp is the best fest in the midwest.. cya next year..

Unkl Russ starstarstarstar Tue 6/12/2007 06:46AM
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Unkl Russ

I like the first pic...you can see the edge of the porta potty line by the Sunshine Stage...those toilets were my landmark - our little spot was just past them, into the trees about 3 or 4 tents in.

SCAMP was a blast. Amazing music, cool people and good vibes all around!

doon starstarstarstarstar Tue 6/12/2007 11:22AM
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Im in the first pic sitting under the big blue shade! what a great weekend. Props to Zmick for rocking out at the camping stage on thursday as well.

zzach16 starstarstarstar Tue 6/12/2007 10:22PM
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zzach16

Pretty damn good article as far as covering a lot of shows, but many of the bands who had noteworthy performances were left out. Family Groove Company played twice, Oteil "", and you didn't mention the fact that cornmeal played four sets in like a 24 hour span (and allie found time to play with moe!) I would have liked to hear something about Vince Herman, and Hot Butter Rum. ALO also had a beautiful set. The Station played unopposed and you must not have been able to get up at 11am. Also, rain is no excuse to miss good shows. I realize length of your article is an issue and I appriciate the fact that you do cover many of the smaller acts. For a fest this size though---you need a sidekick. I give the article a four.

zzach16 Tue 6/12/2007 10:24PM
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zzach16

Oops, you did mention Oteil--but no details. I appologize

knibbs starstarstarstarstar Wed 6/13/2007 10:26AM
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knibbs

Play this is correct sorry bout that(i wasw rushing for the deadline), and a sidekick would have been helpful but no rain would have been even more cooperative. Sorry bout the snub on Fam Groove, they were pretty good and they're real GOOD people, and I didn't know what to put in regards to Oteil-I enjoy his sets and his band are good peeps too, but I gave him props for Wanee and the SC sets were too similar. Phlemming-I thought you were going to forget, good job buddy.

anim8u starstarstar Wed 6/13/2007 12:41PM
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......I've been to every Summer Camp except one......this year went great. I like your article....it was written from your perspective. I'm pretty understanding about certain bands names being left out------you can't be two/three places at once! Gotta say that I watched my friends from Brainchild at the camping stage on Saturday and they rocked! I'm even guilty of hanging out too long with my neighbors and missing a show that I planned to see!!! (That happened at least once for every fest I've been to)
See you at 10KLF

ghilliesblunt starstarstarstarstar Thu 6/14/2007 03:35PM
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ghilliesblunt

MMW

that is all

Werky33 Fri 6/15/2007 12:39PM
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Werky33

Hell yea 3rd night of Moe. was amazing when they played Nebraska for their first song in the encore and Keller and the WMD's played a great show It was awsome when ASSMBLY OF DUST took over MOE's jam and ALO also played a pretty good show deffinatly a good festival

lepheadbh Mon 6/18/2007 12:08PM
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lepheadbh

There is no way that it rained as much as moe.down of last year...

scubajoe Mon 6/18/2007 07:31PM
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scubajoe

chihuahua eggloaf
has a myspace page!
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=196054421

kay6296 starstarstar Sat 6/23/2007 06:57PM
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kay6296

Family Groove Company was amazing Sunday night...nothing like ending the festival on a good note! Cornmeal on the wagon kicked ass...especially when they played Naive Melody, even if I couldn't even hear them playing over the singing :) Already planning for next year!

kay6296 Sat 6/23/2007 06:58PM
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kay6296

oh yeah. Anybody else think that Claypool actually somehow brought on the rain? Cause I do.

tnfreaker star Sun 6/24/2007 04:55AM
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Pnuma=lame, how about a melody, or vocals, you give Memphis a bad name. Jerry Lawler should piledrive your lame product.

gdeadfan420 Tue 6/26/2007 03:10PM
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gdeadfan420

i am going to have to say a kick ass festival the bands were amazing moe. held out all the stops and played like never before for 3 nights and les in the rain is amazing my favorite part would have to be the people i meete so many good funktastic people who were fun to party with and you cant forget oteil and mmw keller and umphreys

cfrizsel starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/20/2007 11:11PM
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I got to say this year was definitely a blast!! I remember setting up camp Friday and right as we were finishing, Hearing Natural Mystic kick off...I thought to myself, does it get any better than this? I gotta give a shout out to Moe., MMW, UM, Groovatron, the Wailers, Jassygrazz, Pnuma T, Claypool, and latenight Galactic for making my weekend so extraordinary!! Also so many great people were there!! Can't wait till next year!! Peace and Love

hippielover Sun 8/5/2007 12:53PM
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This year was one of the bet due to thurday late night show with 56 and tea leaf green who brought it on. UM didnt impress me as much as i thought they would. moe.'s first set on saturday rocked my socks off! my favorite part was the vibe everybody brough to the fest. les wit his pinky still brang it. the rain helped with the groove. ya and what was with not giving it up to family groove company man i mean they closed the fest with a bang. to wrap it up, moe. was the highlight of the fest especially with their light show. wooooooo :) and the whole enviroment was groovin even though the cops were worse than ever before. hope to see you next year cause this festi rocks. peace out.

FinDPloyK starstarstar Sun 8/12/2007 02:14PM
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scamp was awesome... first fest in the mid- west for me.... not a bad time at all... have to agree with anim8u about the brainchild set.. they were pretty damn good.. not to mention i acutally met those guys at the first night of moe. and they all seemed cool as hell and down to earth.. thats what i love to see in a band....
sorry i missed the tag team set.. but the cornmeal suprise set outside the barn was the shit!!! danced my ass off

junglist starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/23/2007 01:57PM
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junglist

Scamp was a really good time. The highlight of the weekend would definitely have to be the Tag Team. It was amazing.
P.S. I drove all the way from jersey for this festival and it was worth it. Ill see you all next year! Or better yet go to moe. down

carlmccarthy starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/27/2007 05:04PM
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IT WAS AMAZING...does anybody remember me from that musical wagon that guy had??????? (i was singing...alot).....

PAPPABEAR Thu 1/24/2008 01:57PM
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PAPPABEAR

Summercamp is one of the best festies around and is getting bigger over the years i hope to see all the same people as last year. PRE PARTY AND LATE NIGHT MMW was some sick shit, i dont remeber your name bro but watermelon helmet guy i was on you shoulders for a long time at TEA LEAF and i hope to see u as well