All Good | 07.11 - 07.13 | West Virginia

Words & Images by: Jake Krolick | Words by: Dave "Digger" Minnick | Images by: Robert Massie

All Good Festival :: 07.11.08 – 07.13.08 :: Marvin's Mountaintop :: Masontown, WV


All Good 2008 by Krolick
Travel back in time to 1954. Up on a rolling hillside overlooking Masontown, a young Marvin Huggins lay looking out over the hills. As he pondered the vast world around him, he whistled a tune. The simple music made him smile, and from that moment on Marvin's Mountaintop became hungry for more music. It's now 2008, and at the 12th annual All Good Festival life on the mountain sure has come a long way. All Good has become an annual exploration of who we are and a much needed soul cleansing. Five years have passed since our first trek to Marvin's and on a day filled with wispy clouds, hawks soaring and music playing all around us, we could see the mountain smiling.

We sat back at our campsite, watching car after car roll into All Good. The trip into the venue made the wait worthwhile as we raced a solar circle rainbow that blazed overhead. The day departed into a deep, lavishly purple sunset. The anticipation that prodded our minds had fallen into oblivion and the process of shedding the world's cares kicked our feet up into a groovy saunter. Unlike hotels, walls don't block your neighbor's face here. The festival atmosphere makes for instant bonds from something as simple as a smile or sharing a laugh after sticking one's neighbor with a floppy tent pole. The place you camp is a human crapshoot with the wildest odds. This year we were surrounded by a crew of old Widespread Panic fans from Nashville who happened to know two close friends from our extended family. Festivals are the smallest of worlds. En route up the hill to see Perpetual Groove you could feel the heavy wetness in the air. The fog had fallen upon us before Masontown's infamous Hot Spots had received their first ten patrons.

Perpetual Groove's set sold the weekend in the first hour. You know it's on when Brock Butler tilts his head to the side and starts growling into the microphone. Two to three thousand early escape artists bounced to PGroove's new edition, John Hruby, whose fluid keyboard style and furious bouncing fingers stoked the embers of "Sundog" into "Teakwood Betz." The light show for Perpetual Groove would go down as the best that the Ropeadope Stage had seen yet, as spirals of color wrapped around each member. Outside of the Ropeadope arena, fireworks were landing their own explosive punches from all sides of the campground.

Joe Russo - The Join by Massie
Marvin's Mountain has its own network of streets and All Good Avenue jutted right through the center forming a half-mile shakedown street that rivaled any Turkish bazaar. Like other festivals, the energy on the first evening was splendid. All Good just happens to be small enough that anywhere you walk you're bound to recognize a face or a friend. It's hard to adapt fast enough to festival life. There's a layer or two you need to peel before your walk matches the music and your pace slows to festival time. The Brazilian Girls show sure helped as Sabina Sciubba sang "Losing Myself," swaying and kicking like some wild, curvy beast caught in a snare. Her short opaque Moomoo (think Bjork's swan digs) and electro-tango of seduction kept the crowd moving with barely a skip in the action. The show officially went nuts when she jumped into the pit to yank a horny Italian boy over the rail to snag a smooch. With the music cranked up, the lower equator dance party let loose.

Way up on the hill overlooking the main stage sat the new Skybar Lounge. Next to it, the All Good sign flashed its "All Good" message for everyone to see. Below it lay the latest incarnation of the main gate, a triple pagoda style entrance lit with colored lights. The first of several sound problems plagued The Join. After a half-hour of issues, dual drumming machines Darren Shearer and Joe Russo split the hill in two with their kung-fu punches of power. Throughout the performance, Shearer busted out on beatbox, linking up with Marco Benevento and Jamie Shields (The New Deal) for a run of golden sonic funk. Benevento worked the bounce as Shields banged out the chords. Around them drifted tubes of white, yellow and blue spiraling lights. From back in the crowd the first emergence of the green lasers blasted beams of light up to the stage. They would become commonplace for the rest of the weekend, finding their way onto the strangest of places and highlighting the best and worst antics. In typical West Virginia Mountainside form, heavy fog rolled in across the valleys to tuck the whole mountain in for several hours of dreamy sleep before the first full day's festivities. And the fireworks blasted on all around us well into the Friday's dawn.


Chris Wood by Massie
With the sun high overhead nestled in a blue sky, we made our way to the All Good Stage for Friday's opening set by the Wood Brothers. Oliver Wood's long, rubbery fingers transitioned effortlessly up and down the guitar neck. Chris Wood, on stand-up bass, stood to Oliver's right spiritedly thumping away. The brothers warmed up the crowd by suggesting that we all give it just "One More Day." This up-beat gospel number was followed by "Luckiest Man," both songs from their spectacular 2006 release, Ways Not To Lose. Climbing up into the pulpit, the brothers continued their sermon with "Pray Enough," as Oliver slung the vocals up to the heavens. Side-by-side and in total control of these songs, the Woods energized the ever-expanding crowd with their passion and keen musicianship. This was an almost too-perfect set to start the day.

Following the Wood Brothers, we trekked up to the Ropeadope Stage for a big spoonful of "Jersedelphia" funk compliments of The Blue Method. This five-piece powerhouse showed us their chops with an enthusiastic set. We were excited to see this band make their first, and hopefully not last, appearance at All Good. Lead singer Brian Williams led the band through a heart-racing set. Saxophone prodigy Tom Long was showcased throughout the set as the whole band played ambitiously with great reverence. Pink Floyd's "Have A Cigar" was their first cover, much to the delight of the few hundred attendees. The Blue Method closed with Van Morrison's "Caravan," highlighting a strong gig that left many winded and satisfied.

Back at the All Good Stage, The Avett Brothers were already into their set. Dazzling the crowd, this acoustic group played fast and hard, resurrecting the sounds of days gone by with a contemporary twist. There were moments where we felt as if we were sippin' whiskey at Al Swearengen's bar in Deadwood. We wondered what era we had slipped into when we spotted an Allen Ginsburg look-alike wearing an Obama t-shirt standing indiscreetly in the shadows of the soundboard tent. He sang along with the audience as they lifted their arms and raised their voices, culminating in one giant group mantra following the performance. Amidst rousing applause, the Avetts welcomed their friends Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band to the Magic Hat Stage. The Reverend and his washboard compatriot roughed us up and beat down our legs as they continued the raucous old-time sounds.

Grace Potter by Massie
For the third consecutive year, Grace Potter brought her dynamic voice, sex appeal and The Nocturnals to All Good. After a much talked about set on the Magic Hat Stage in 2006 and their follow-up performances on the main stage in 2007, we awaited this moment with great anticipation. Precisely honed, blues infused rock joined with Potter's powerful voice and delivery made it plain to see why these cats have risen up the ranks so quickly. Following the intro, Potter went into the kitchen, pulling out all of the parts to whip up a pinpoint "Mastermind." Guitarist Scott Tournet made sure all of the parts were evenly measured, and together with master chefs Bryan Dondero (bass) and Matt Burr (drums) they concocted one fine dish. The band followed up with "Ain't No Time" showcasing Potter's range. Answering the crowd's fervor, Potter paused to thank everyone and said, "I'm not shittin' ya, we're really happy to be here!" Wearing a short skirt, Potter slid over onto the bench parallel to the stage, thighs squeezed tightly together. Facing the sweaty, flushed-faced crowd, the band began "Stop The Bus." Leaping up from her piano, Potter grabbed her axe and took center stage. Side-by-side with Tournet, the two traded off licks, taking that bus down to those hot spots at the end of the road. "Ashes to Ashes" ensued followed by a heartfelt reading of "Apologies." At last, Potter cooled us all down, closing the set with "Nothing But The Water."

John Scofield - MSMW by Massie
Festival MC Vince Herman bellowed his "fes-ti-vaaaal" cry as he introduced the All Mighty Senators. Clad in a pink suit, white rimmed bug shades and a brown bowler, frontman and drummer Landis Expandis dispatched his bleary-eyed clan of freaky, funked-up warriors. They owned the stage like it was the UFO they rode in on. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, the All Mighty Senators threw down the thunderous funk rhythms that have made them an institution amongst fans. They took it all off with "Clothes On" and then did it "Funky Style." Deep into their set, the time came for crowd participation. Landis led everyone through a wacky "Hokey Pokey." Following this innovative set of music, we took the advice of lead guitarist Warren Boes, who said, "When it's hot outside and you drink a beer, make sure you drink another beer."

On the main stage legendary jazz guitarist John Scofield made final preparations to join Medeski Martin & Wood for their 7:45 set. Scofield entered the set as if it were a high wire act, rocking in every direction as he searched for balance between the notes. Bassist Chris Wood secured the wire with every pounding bass thump. Quickly extending the long pole, Billy Martin laid down a balancing beat. John Medeski acted as a butterfly fluttering around Scofield's head as he meticulously crept the keys forward. Highlighted by expert musicianship and noteworthy improvisation, Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood played a banner set, summoning the sun to rest.

As night fell, Lettuce took the Magic Hat stage. Led by guitarist Eric Krasno, this seven-piece unit of acclaimed musicians catered to the dancing crowd as they offered their own slice of funk. So proficient and powerful, Lettuce are true champions of the stage and should be considered for future late night sets.

Phil Lesh by Massie
Back at the All Good Stage, we marveled as Phil Lesh, under the guidance of John Scofield in the wings, made ready his new bass. Jackie Greene lit up one last smoke before the band went on. Under the bright lights Phil Lesh & Friends opened their set with "Feel Like A Stranger." Following a short segue jam, Teresa Williams joined the band as they played "Till the Morning Comes." The first set meandered on with sing-along ballad "Ripple," again with Williams on vocals. The first set wrapped up with "Gone Wanderin'" > "Jam" > "GDTRFB." Following the set break, the band came back on and opened Set Two with a little more hop in their step as they picked up the pace covering The Beatles' "Revolution." Keyboardist Steve Molitz got his turn to press the buttons, blasting off with Particle's "Launchpad," a highlight that delighted the masses. The set sputtered along and finished with "Brokedown Palace," which only left the hungry crowd wanting more.

Up the road a piece sat a tasty little joint that sold perhaps the best food going at All Good. This year's Anthony Bourdain award goes to (drum roll please) the pesto mozzadilla! I more affectionately refer to them as "The Clogger" for reasons best left unspoken. Thank you to all the fine vendors who braved the heat to cook so many fine things to eat!

After a brief delay to work out some technical difficulties, Warren Haynes was in a crooner's mood for Gov't Mule's late night set. After a rockin' "Thorazine Shuffle" and "No Quarter," Haynes wound us through a triple treat of U2's "One", The Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses" and Radiohead's "Creep." For the encore, Mr. Haynes threw us for a loop and gave us what we affectionately will refer to as a comfortable shine. He started the encore with "Comfortably Numb," which sneakily segued into a heart-warming version of "Soulshine."


All Good 2008 by Krolick
Saturday morning hit like a Mack truck, especially after tipping back swigs from the XXX Mason jars becoming a fast favorite in the hill country. After stumbling into a port-a-potty and gagging before having to catch a breath outside, the day was ready to be seized. Besides the hangovers, Saturday really only had two downfalls: a sun that left many with a lobster face and not one decent cup of coffee on the festival grounds. Otherwise, Saturday was about as perfect a day of music as you could ever find.

Eric Lindell may have traveled from Northern California, but his music came from New Orleans. The roots rocker hit us fairly hard as he punished his morning wood out in the sun for all to see. His soul puffed version of Elliot Ingbar's "Don't Bogart that Joint" helped the crowd twist and shake as his combination of sweet, blue-eyed soul laced with foot-stomping swamp won over the groggy crowd.

It's rare that we're pulled to drinking before the sun is far overhead, but mid-way into Outformation set it was all we could do. We sat back and drank while reminiscing about '97 era Widespread Panic with longtime Panic lover, JamBase scribe and Honest Tune founder Tom Speed. Cheers to Sam Holt who put on a clinic of lingering lead guitar play. One could only hope that this special style is passed on to many more generations. Their set finished with the massive segue of "Faded Memory" > "Titles Of Movies Will Not Appear On Bill" > "Into My Arms." Fast on Holt's heals was CR Gruver whose keyboard work kept everything as hot as the sun. Each keystroke was beaten into the ivories and more than one Panic fan lamented about the John "JoJo" Herman of years past. Holding together the fold was Jeff "Birddog" Lane, whose percussion abilities dotted all the "i's" and crossed all the "t's." He beat out whatever cobwebs were left in our heads. The set ended with a cover of Charley Daniels' "Sweet Louisiana."

Sam Holt - Outformation by Krolick
Marvin's bowl was fast become a hard place to handle. As temps cranked up close to 90, it was a challenge to stand out in the sun as it baked the brain and boiled the eyes. But, hippies are some of the most creative engineers I've ever encountered. From utilizing the obvious chain link fence for makeshift lean-tos to using duct tape, tarps and sticks to make massive umbrellas, the charred masses managed to survive the hottest part of the afternoon. Laying down the jams for the human BBQ was Hot Buttered Rum. Nat Keefe and Bryan Horne smoothed out the sound with strong vocals and upright bass work. The California crew pulled out a drifting, lazy set that covered a lot of ground. It featured the Grateful Dead's "Cumberland Blues," "Dessert Rat" and a frothy "3.2 Beer."

Next door, the Magic Hat was abuzz with All Good's best sons, The Bridge, who were ready to jam it out for a great cause, the Rex Foundation. After a short speech about the Foundation and all the great work they do, The Bridge dove through two songs finishing with a Cris Jacob's led "Brotha Don't" that pulled the crowd from their shaded seats to the front of the stage.

Trevor Garrod - TLG by Massie
This was many folks first time seeing Reed Mathis play with Tea Leaf Green, myself included. Good Lord!!! Mathis continues on his path of godliness as he ascends the ranks on his way to the top of ballin' bass players. Beads of sweat rolled down Josh Clark's face as he dug in deep during "The Garden (Part I)." But, it was resident escaped lunatic Mathis who ripped a jam out mid-song that made the crowd scream. Mathis struck again as he tromped in wagging his shaggy head through "Georgie P." and into a cover of The Door's "Five to One." The sweat ran down many a female thigh as Clark pushed out a super raunchy, raw rendition of the famous song. He growled the line, "They got the guns but we got the numbers," and softly slid into "get together one more time," as Trevor Garrod hammered on the keys and steered them back into "Georgie P." This show sent a clear message that Mathis will only continue to make them better as the rest of the band rises up to his playing abilities.

Thankfully the Magic Hat folks were cool and we found refuge under their tent as the sun scorched us with no relief in sight. Enter Mike Gordon with one of many fitting intros from the unofficial mayor of the mountain, Vince Herman: "Do you know what time it is All Good? That's right, it's 4:20. Smoke 'em if you got 'em!" Gordon's new five-piece includes longtime collaborator Scott Murawski on guitar, Vermont's own Craig Myers on percussion, Tom Cleary on keyboards and Brooklyn drummer Todd Isler. The band was tight from the get- go with Murawski just destroying his guitar. Gordon debuted a new song called "Radar Blip" from his upcoming album, Green Sparrow, by trying a bit of an experiment. As he put it, he had a dream that he wanted to test out, so every time he signaled the crowd they would raise an arm, left for one instrument, right for another. The song started with potential and built to an interesting drum/bass jam, but many lost interest in doing anything under the hot sun. The set ended with a decent version of "Meat" that let Mike wander through the low end in an oddball romp before a wonderful, up-beat rendition of The Beatles' "She Said, She Said."

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi by Krolick
There's an expression used in West Virginia about how the family trees there go straight up. Perhaps that's a bit of an overstatement, but Saturday's talent was as closely connected/related as it gets, and if any group was to be in the center of that family it would have to be the Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival. Their hour-plus set was one of the weekend's best, and it sure didn't hurt to have the clouds move in to cool things off. The band that Trucks and Tedeschi put together is phenomenal, and to confirm that, the side stage was packed with almost every other artist in attendance. The chemistry between Trucks and Tedeschi was so much fun to watch. Each had a distinctly different stage personality yet the two complimented each other and the rest of the band, too. Tedeschi's guitar loved to run around the stage, outgoing and excited, while Trucks sat back and waited, finding opportune moments to cast in his line and yank out a smoldering wail. Things heated up during an extended intro to "Get Outta My Life - Glad 'Yer Gone," where Kofi Burbridge flexed his funky keystrokes. The double drums of Yonrico Scott and Apt Q258 pounded against the dragons that flanked either side of the main stage, making them appear to breathe. Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, out stepped Jimmy Herring, axe in hand, ready to chop wood. He walked around with a wide smile before settling in as if he'd just pulled up a seat at the family picnic table. The interplay between Herring and Trucks was the stuff of dreams. He stayed onstage for an icy "Don't Cry No More" and "Hey Jude" that gave us a glimpse of Tedeschi's vocal prowess as she unleashed her throaty Lovelace soul. The stew was at a full boil as they finished their set with a feisty version of The Band's "The Weight."

Pnuma by Massie
After a young Philly crew called The Hustle tossed out a little stylized Illadelph hip-hop flavor, the Pnuma Quartet turned out to be the mystery set. They did a little J Dilla tribute and eased the hilltop into the evening with impressive chops, especially when it came to the sheer force of Lane Shaw's drumming and Ben Hazelgrove's sound combinations. As far as electronic bands go, Pnuma has the closet thing going to pure hip-hop.

Back down on the Magic Hat Stage, Bassnectar warmed up the crowd with a soft start to the evening. The glowing crowd pulled some energy from him by creating a short-lived, but monstrous in volume, glow stick war. The hillside would glow for the rest of the evening as the masses descended from their outposts around the hills to see the six- headed Georgia-made monster known as Widespread Panic.

It was time for Panic fans to dust off their boots, bust out their old beat-up cowboy hats and party like there was no tomorrow. The mountainous setting was an ideal location for Widespread Panic and it was a wonder why they hadn't played here sooner. For waiting patiently over the years, we were paid back in full with smiles on Dave Schools' face, classic quotes rolling off John Bell's tongue and a three hour set with no breaks. Early highlights were purely guest related as Trucks, Tedeschi and Yonrico Scott joined the table for an extremely loose, flowing "Angels On High" that sent shudders through the crowd. Trucks stayed for a second helping as he branded "Ribs and Whiskey" with his signature slide licks. His electric blues would wail in our brains long after the marathon set had ended. John Bell added his "JBism" as he thanked Trucks, saying, "On the notes between the notes, Mr. Derek Trucks!" The jamming continued as JB did a little boot scoot towards Jimmy Herring before Herring bore down on his axe. His face was all business as his gray brows bit into the corners of his eyes.

Ortiz & Schools - WSP by Krolick
John "JoJo" Herman rode the wave of "Pilgrims" right into a fast, clean "Ride Me High." There in the middle, Schools and Herring locked up to battle through a mescaline fueled bounce. JoJo saved his keyboard karate for the intro of "Henry Parsons Died," as he lead the band in with a dark, dirty, tweaked version of the carousel music you'd likely hear at the county fair. The band bit on what Herman was fishing and killed "Henry Parsons" until he was dead and buried deep below the mountain. JB crooned to us once more before the hillside was blasted with the thundering waltz of "Going Out West." It had been a year since I'd last seen the band and for the first time in a long while I was glued to the stage and felt there was no other place I'd rather be.

Saturday night was fast becoming a wet dream in the making as late night heroes The Bridge took the Magic Hat Stage for their fourth time in five years. This year they had brought their families along for the ride. What perfect timing that was because on the fifth song Mike Gordon stepped out and snagged Dave Markowitz's Fender bass to sit in on the last two-thirds of "Bad Locomotive." His guest spot was amazing not just because he's "Mike" but because the band was clicking and Gordon was feeling it. Behind him was an orange jumpsuit clad painter deep into a dark political piece that said "v$te r$publican." Gordo whacked away at the bass, carrying on musical conversations with both Kenny Liner and Cris Jacobs. He stepped off as Jacobs sat down for a funky "Death Letter Blues" featuring Liner's bust-out beatbox style. Before it was over the Baltimore crew raged through the darkness and shined some light on a cover of "Guilded Splinters." The band had played for a straight 45 minutes, the longest set of the weekend on the Magic Hat Stage. Mike Gordon even took the time to tell Liner that The Bridge's set was his favorite of the weekend.

After a long day, we opted to duck out of the Dark Star Orchestra right after they played "Good Lovin'." "The Music Never Stopped" opener was a great choice and the original set sounded amazing from our camp. We sat back, enjoying the "Truckin'" thru "Fire On The Mountain," and by the time they blasted All Good with the sonic transducer of bass in "One More Saturday" night we felt like we were transported back to the 1970s. It was a wonderful feeling to go sleep with. Fan or not, Dark Star Orchestra's Saturday night All Good show was a hit.


Mark Mullins - Bonerama by Massie
It's hard to pull yourself together after two full days and three nights of music. Just after you begin to feel settled in, it's time to breakdown camp and pack up the car. But there was still a solid afternoon of music awaiting the weary. Many music fans often equate Sunday's set to a church service, looking to each band as one might look to the preacher for encouragement and enlightenment.

Bonerama answered our prayers, summoning spirits to come down off of the hill to take part in the worship. Mark Mullins (trombone) pumped out the Hendrix version of the "Star Spangled Banner" to open their set before being joined by the rest of the band. Stepping it up a notch, the band proceeded with a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Moby Dick."

JJ Grey and MOFRO kept the good vibes flowing, opening their set with "Dirtfloorcracker" and Grey rapping "Jimmy crack corn and I don't care" between the verses. Smiling all the while, Grey paused to say how great it was for he and the band to be back at this natural amphitheater. Following the announcement of their upcoming new album, Orange Blossom, due out later this year, the band played a cut from this album, "Everything Good Is Bad." It featured the two-piece horn section, which was a welcome addition, accenting the band's laid-back temperament. Even Michael Franti entered the pit to take in the remainder of MOFRO's set. As Grey put down his guitar and seated himself at the piano, a light rain began to fall as the band performed a heart-wrenching "Lochloosa." All were impressed with JJ Grey's musical talent and distinctively homespun songwriting.

Aaron Redner - Hot Buttered Rum by Massie
Taking us away from the Florida swamps to the urban section of every big city, deSol took to the Magic Hat with undying passion. Led by lead singer-guitarist Albie Monterrosa and percussionist James Guerrero, deSol fired on all cylinders, playing a crossover style of Latino and American rock. Following a raucous version of "On My Way To The Promised Land," Monterrosa addressed the crowd as he explained that the band's sound comes from what's in their hearts. What big hearts indeed!

We continued on down the track with Railroad Earth, who converged harmoniously on the All Good Stage. Todd Sheaffer led the bluegrass choir in "Good Life" followed by a track off of their latest release, Amen Corner. With the audience brimming and at full attention, John Skehan picked up the Bouzouki and led the band through a prancing instrumental. Tim Carbone followed, plucking his fiddle while Andy Goessling played flute. The sound from the stage fell like a waterfall over the crowd as Sheaffer sang "Smiling Like A Buddha," gloriously nailing every high note.

These notes carried us away from the stage and all of its conviviality. As quickly as All Good had arrived, we joked about how quickly it also passed; a familiar dialogue as we headed for the already packed car. Over 40 bands played for us during the course of 72 hours. Thank you! Props to everyone at Walther Productions, who did another tremendous job assuring the festival ran as smoothly as possible. A huge shout out to the Clean Vibes staff, all of the festival sponsors and Head Count volunteers, too. With the mountain smiling a wide, toothy grin, we swore we could hear young Marvin's whistle as we drove back down the dusty road. See you next year, All Good!

All Good 2008 by Jake Krolick

Continue reading for images from All Good...

Images by: Robert Massie

Vince Herman
Mike Gordon
Keller Williams
Warren Haynes
Billy Martin
Brian Williams - The Blue Method
Landis Expandis - All Mighty Senators
Eric Krasno - Lettuce
Grace Potter
Susan Tedeschi
Derek Trucks
The Reverend Peyton
Josh Clark - Tea Leaf Green
John Bell - Widespread Panic
Jimmy Herring - Widespread Panic
Dave Schools - Widespread Panic
John Molo - Phil & Friends
Jackie Greene - Phil & Friends
Phil Lesh
Sabina Sciubba - Brazilian Girls
Jack Denning - All Mighty Senators
Adam Deitch - Lettuce

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Images by: Jake Krolick

Yonrico Scott
Mike Gordon with The Bridge
Mike Gordon Band
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Hot Buttered Rum
The Join
The Mayor
Warren Haynes
John Bell - Widespread Panic
Ortiz & Schools - Widespread Panic
Josh Clark - Tea Leaf Green
Keller Williams
Brazilian Girls
Phil Lesh
Phil Lesh & Jackie Greene
Phil Lesh & "Lil' Jerry Garcia"

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joolzen1 Thu 7/17/2008 02:33PM
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looks like it was all good on marvins mountain top

jackstraw1984 Thu 7/17/2008 02:39PM
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that's a badass pic of yonrico up there. looks like a helluva good time.

biffney starstarstarstar Thu 7/17/2008 02:53PM
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My First All Good - What a great time! Phil and Friends rocking Particle's "Elevator" was killer and the highlight of my weekend. Molitz tore my face off during that jam. My first Panic show as well, and I WILL go again! I missed Derek, Hot Buttered Rum, Bonerama, but that happens sometimes when you bring your wife. Highly recommended festival!

DBang Thu 7/17/2008 03:03PM
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nice review, but no mention or pics of raq?!? they killed on the main stage on friday afternoon.

DrewF Thu 7/17/2008 03:05PM
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ALL GOOD Was ALL GOOD!!! First time on the mountain top and it was more than i imagined. Shakedown ran for miles and we were camped right on it,right behind the ropeadope stage next to our neighbors who had a rave tent goin next to us. This place was beautiful w/ the sunsets and overlooking mountains. If you havent been i highly suggest it. every band i saw brought the heat. Im am soo happy i said fuck it and winged this one

iwantstogetfunkedup starstarstarstar Thu 7/17/2008 03:06PM
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Looks like a good time! Can't wait to check Lettuce out at The Independent in SF this weekend. Kraz is the man.

iwantstogetfunkedup Thu 7/17/2008 03:09PM
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Is it just me or the pic of Mike Gordon followed by Keller Williams pic makes them look like twins?!

DELYEAH starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/17/2008 03:18PM
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This was my first All Good as well and I agree with biffney that Elevator was the highlight of the weekend from Phil & Friends! It was totally out of left field and everyone was going nuts hearing Phil & Friends gettin nasty on a Particle jam! Other highlights for me was RAQ on Friday, stepping up the energy for the day after a good set from the Wood Brothers and a short set from the MJ Project. Grace Potter wailing on Nothing But the Water was amazing! MSMW killed it!! Mule doing No Quarter was huge! Outformation was sick to kick off Saturday, despite the inferno outside. Soul Stew Revival blew my expectations out of the water! I've seen DTB several times, but Soul Stew Revival was a lot tighter and more engaging in my opinion. A cover of Hercules was one of my favorites. Plus Jimmy came up with them! Keller & the WMD's were unbelievable and one of the best shows of the weekend! They covered Eyes of the World and High Time which was insanity. High Time had a sick reggae twist in it, too. Panic with Trucks was a nice surprise and Panic of course was incredible as always. Great weekend with no overlapping sets or walking between stages! It was a great set up, great vibes, huge hill to see the stage if you wanted to sit, and I would recommend All Good to anyone who hasn't attended!

O1Roggae Thu 7/17/2008 03:22PM
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Good times, good music, good venue and great people. The only thing I would like to see change is trash situation, a lot of hippiecrites if you know what I mean. It's really not that hard to throw a cup away or put your cig butt in your pocket, I don't want to preach but I don't understand why people have to be so lazy and disrespectful in regards to waste production. Overall though best fest of the summer for me at least.

acomma Thu 7/17/2008 03:38PM
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god sabina sciubba is so hot

cliftonhanger420 Thu 7/17/2008 03:46PM
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i want to make a correction to this article. don't bogat that joint is not a steppenwolf song. it was actually written by a guy named Elliot Ingbar and was done by Fraternity of Man, Via the Easy Rider Soundtrack. It was then made famous by Littlefeat and a killer version they did and do. I would really love to get a job for jambase. steppenwolf might have also covered it at somepoint, but i really don't think so. i've seen alot of songs mislabeled and i believe this is one of them. All Good was All Good though!

dinophoto starstarstarstar Thu 7/17/2008 03:51PM
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That's Steve Sutter not Mark Mullins from Bonerama.

great photos.

blower starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/17/2008 04:23PM
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Derek and JB on Slide with Herring fast picking Ribs and Whiskey-ABSOLUTE HEAT!!!!!!!!!!! Was not there but damn the show was smoking! Bring it boys!

Phil you rule! Going on 70 still touring hard, and then you anounce your gonna play 15 shows in 18 days NYC this fall. How do you do it man?

dogsdontlie starstarstarstar Thu 7/17/2008 05:07PM
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Did any one catch bodega at the Ropeadope stage. They played right b4 The blue method on friday and drew a much bigger crowd. Not sure where they are from.I think philly, I heard they were there last year too.very talented young dudes. They gave me a sample cd..sounded pretty sweet.

toestothenose Thu 7/17/2008 05:15PM
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Folks thanks for the feedback. It was another amazing All Good!

I'm going to post a bunch of smaller movies over the next weeks with more complete songs/sets from artists via video.

Next up the entire Bridge /Gordan Jam and a best of WSP's set mash-up. The video above has the youtube link to find em.



SCIcane starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/17/2008 06:48PM
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Great ALL GOOD! I was third car in line, perfect spot, and the music was great. Elevator by PL&F was cool and unexpected, but GDTRFB was certainly the highlight. Tore up! Avett was good, Rev Peyton's was Fantastic. HBR kept it upbeat, Soul Stew surprised me in a good way, hadn't heard many compliments. Panic built the set, rocked it hard, & Trucks & Tedeschi brought "Angels" to a new level for me.

Dark Star played a greatest hits dead set that kept everyone dancing, cover band or not I wanted more. Sunday, when RRE kept it upbeat, the whole place was spinning. And Franti might get old, but the energy was greatly needed and fun as hell.

"...but they don't a candle Mama's Fried Potatas!"

SCIcane Thu 7/17/2008 06:57PM
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*"...but they don't HOLD a candle Mama's Fried Potatas!"

barnylee starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/17/2008 07:25PM
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Loved my 1st All Good! Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, MMSW, and Phil and Friends did it for me on Fri, and on Sat Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, then the 10pm-4am musical bash with WSP-Bridge-DSO was perfect!!!!

id rather be phishing Thu 7/17/2008 07:47PM
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Awesome time, kind of a bummer sitting in line thursday night for four hours but everyone was still partying. I thought Lettuce, Derek Trucks and Bassnectar tore the mountain apart. I regret not spending more time at the Ropeadope stage, honestly didnt even think anything was going on there. Oh well, next year. Keep posting those videos!

phish0 starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/17/2008 08:05PM
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phish0 one on here has even mentioned the Q&A session with Medeski, Scofield, and Deitch on the Rope-a-Dope stage!!!!! Of course....there were only about 300 people there, because Grace Potter was on the main stage. For anyone who missed that!!!!!! Only one bad thing was that dumbass Ross who jumped up on stage and had the audacity to tell them that they needed a frontman and then proceeded to make a complete ass of himself with the most bullshit rap I have ever heard. are a douchebag!!!!! Other than that, it was one of my favorite Allgood Fests ever!!!!! Cheers!!!

thehurricane23 Thu 7/17/2008 08:15PM
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My favorite yet. Lettuce, Keller, Phil(unreal), Derek(great), WSP, Bassnectar(surprised me), RRE, Mofro, John Sco's workshop (i missed it, but dl'd it), Gordon, DSO (My Sisters and Brothers). Anyone see the girl on a leash on Shakedown? HAHAHA. Craziest scene in a a while, gotta love the woods. Bands bring their best to Allgood. Every set was good. People looking out for each other. The Mayor (God bless her), the last day the sign changes to "Love to All" from Welcome to Allgood. True Family Vibe, anyone find the Tent Stage in the Cliff (Cheat Overlook).

tgratefulapple Thu 7/17/2008 08:19PM
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avett brothers and msmw were the sssssssssshhhhhhhhhhittttttt

thehurricane23 Thu 7/17/2008 08:36PM
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Thanks to everyone who went, were all what makes the festival different. Ribs & Whiskey + Greta + Maggot = Awesome, Phil's and Panic showed what their made of and minds melted,

Roggae, I agree with you about trash, I didnt throw a butt all fest, if everyone danced like our crew it'd be clean! B/w sets we filled our pack with plastic so we could dance it up. But not too bad by Sunday at all. There are always some people who will trash even a great place like Marvins.

aquariumdrunk starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/17/2008 09:04PM
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Thanks so much for the wonderful pics!


spun'dun'git'r starstarstarstar Thu 7/17/2008 09:17PM
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Another Awesome All-Good... phish0, dead-on statement. that set was by far the nastiest set thats been played by anyone in a long time... but ross was totally lame. and anyone who agrees with this statement from the article: "So proficient and powerful, Lettuce are true champions of the stage and should be considered for future late night sets." should go to the up north fest in maine because friday late night will be lettuce.

thehurricane23 Thu 7/17/2008 09:59PM
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A Priceless Allgood Moment and there were many):

Right before WSP a spun girl named Courtney wanders by us down front, we were dancing non-stop since 4:20 and were pretty ripe, she says "man you’all kids are stinkin’ ", grabs my friend ( who REFUSES to wear deodorant because of the chemicals), SHOVES her head down in her armpit, takes a deep breath and dead serious says "woman, you got the smell of success wrapped up in that armpit right there!" - it was a great moment really. And sorry if we offended anyone, I know we drove off some non-hippy girls who I believe said our crew smelled like Indian Assholes, HAHAHA. And we even puffed them out first! It was like 96-99 Phishin’ trips again for this old man. I miss Phish n’ trips… at least one is no longer as hard to come by…

RobHornfeck Thu 7/17/2008 10:02PM
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Way to give All Mighty Senators some love! They're one of the most fun bands you'll ever see, and the guitarist is one of my faves. Trust me, if you see them live, you'll leave the show smilin'!

Daniel starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/17/2008 11:09PM
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The Ropeadope stage had an amazing set by the Pnuma Trio right after their set at the side stage. They played for what seemed around two hours, but I had to frame or way to time the time. Panic had started by the time they finished. Only around 100 or so people were even around the stage dancing. It was the highlight for me. I met to many good souls on this adventure through the mountains. July 10th was my birthday, and it was by far the best birthday weekend I have ever had. I came all the way to Florida to attend and have to say it was 100% worth it!

oohwilson Fri 7/18/2008 01:28AM
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RAQ competley rocked the mountian, I want everything to do with this band after seeing that preformance

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who is ROSS. and why is there no mention of raqs show?

other than that. kickazzz.

toestothenose Fri 7/18/2008 06:17AM
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I'm bummed I missed Sco's session with Medeski and Deitch and the RAQ show.

We left RAQ out because unfortunetly we missed their set. From all the chatter about these we missed two good sets.

Ross was the cat that wanted the mic during Sco's Q and A. He eventually snagged it and ended up on stage doing his best white boy rap. Here's a youtube of the debacle.

jampics starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/18/2008 06:37AM
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Glad everyone's enjoying the review - it was a great year on the mountain. Huge props to Jake for getting this review together and doing all the leg work!! Nice job with the words Jake/Dig! Can't wait to see the video when I'm away from the firewalls of work! Happy to have had the chance to contribute photos again this year :) ~Bobby AKA Jampics

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BellaAnima posted a new message to the JamBase Forum topic: RAQ allgood?

They were awesome! Very high energy!

saxman420 starstarstarstar Fri 7/18/2008 07:29AM
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Oh man, Jambase, you missed out on what I thought was the killin-est set at the festival, which was Paradigm on the Ropeadope stage on Saturday night. Not a big Panic fan, so I headed over to the Ropeadope stage along with the hordes of other non-Widespread fans to see what was going on, and I'm really glad I did. Mike Gordon was there too, checking those guys out. They destroyed every other act at the festival in my opinion, with the possible exception of MSMW. They made a big fan out of me. Be on the lookout for those guys. It was amazing. In fact, the band after Paradigm was really good too, but I don't remember what their name was.

diggerr starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/18/2008 07:44AM
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Hey now! Thank you everyone for your feedback and for sharing your own personal experiences. I've enjoyed them all! I'm thrilled to hear that so many of you had a great time and I hope to see you back in 2009. -Dig

Greg11 starstarstarstar Fri 7/18/2008 07:55AM
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that's Steve Suter from Bonerama in the photo, Pizan, one 't' kid . . . hehe . . . yeah, I know . . . great shots fellas!


guinbell Fri 7/18/2008 08:05AM
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great review of the weekend. allgood was indeed allgood. this is one of my favorite festies simply because the stages are right next to each other and you never miss an awesome set if you dont want to. the size and location cannot be beat especially for the price. allgood has become a tradition for me and my "family" and we will surely be back!

i will have to agree that the trash situation was a little wack. i worked the green team at rothbury the weekend before so i had high expectations. lets get the festy scene on track with out beliefs. and soon!

panicpanicpanic! starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/18/2008 08:13AM
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the fireworks after panic were sweet too. man i had the best time!!! thanks to all who made this possible and pick up your trash! that shit was ridiculous...

makesensetome Fri 7/18/2008 09:10AM
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must agree with some...alot different vibe this year. couldnt have asked for better music. remember we are vistors of the land and we need to clean up after ourselves

SlaveTotheDarkStar starstarstar Fri 7/18/2008 09:29AM
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I wish the writer would have EDITED!!!

Sounds like a fun weekend, it was just annoying to have to read over all the errors in grammar.

redwhiteandgreen starstar Fri 7/18/2008 10:15AM
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I like the writers enthusiasm, but the writing is terrible and over-ornamented...dripping with unnecessary metaphors. Also, as a Grace Potter and the Nocturnals fan, the writer totally messed up almost all of the names of the songs...They didn't even play "Take Me To The River", let alone conclude with it...They played their song "Nothing But The Water", but they didn't close with it. They closed with "Watching You" which is an interpretation of an old blues song "I've got my eyes on you". It would have been nice if the author would have gotten the facts right and concentrated more on the music and less on Grace's legs and outfits. I always thought that the music came first on a site like Jambase.

barnylee starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/18/2008 10:36AM
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Excellent review, Jake! Love the enthusiasm! Could care less about occasional errors in spelling/ect...I'm sure it's gotta be tough to cover so many bands in 4 days. Keep up the great work!

snappy Fri 7/18/2008 10:39AM
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Editor note: We apologize for letting incorrect info slip by. With a huge piece like this it's hard to go over each detail but we try. Clearly, we missed a number of things on this submission and will use your input to correct this one as soon as possible. We genuinely appreciate the feedback we get, especially when a song title or musician name is wrong. Thanks!

theguykeator Fri 7/18/2008 11:18AM
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I am feinding some RAQ right now......come to the midwest, its almost been a year now.

jazzzy starstarstar Fri 7/18/2008 11:19AM
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Hey Saxman, I was at the Paradigm set too. They were crazy good. Didn't know Gordo was there, but that's cool that he was checking out a new up-and-coming band. The highlight for me was the awesome version of "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead that they played. I was also pretty surprised at the crowd there too, considering they played during Panic's set and how out-of-the-way the Ropeadope stage is. They had a pretty big crowd of people losing their minds, myself included. I definitely look forward to seeing them again in the future. The Ropeadope stage in general has always had the hippest stuff going on in my opinion at All Good. They should really move it over to where the other stages are..

diggerr Fri 7/18/2008 11:27AM
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Redwhiteandgreen, thanks for your feedback. I'd like to clarify a few things. Yes, Grace did not play "Take Me to the River". I referred to "Nothing But The Water" as "Take Me Down To The River". My bad for this and for obviously moving on and missing the "Watching You" closer. Thank you for correcting me.

Also, it wasn't Warren Boes, but Jack Denning who said, "When it's hot outside and you drink a beer, make sure you drink another beer."

toestothenose Fri 7/18/2008 11:36AM
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RedWhiteand green - Thanks for the Potter corrections - they have been fixed. Also Clifton Hanger - thank-you too.

We pushed hard to get this up fast - our intention is not to make mistakes.

Igrift starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/18/2008 12:21PM
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Great review. It was an incredible weekend and honestly, my mind was elusive of some of the cool shit that happpened this year, but now my friends it is coming back. Thanks for broadcasting the shows, haven't caught it before, but definately enjoyed hearing some bands while I was back at camp. I heart spicy pie might take the Bourdain award though, that shit is delicious, I have to get a couple slices first thing every year. First itme I've seen Avett Bros, incredible energy, will catch again. CHEERS

thehurricane23 Fri 7/18/2008 01:53PM
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Saxman glad you got to see paradigm, my boy did the same on my advice and really liked it. They are from my area so I didn't go but heard they killed it. Glad to see them w/ Ropeadope they are gnna blow up soon.

thehurricane23 Fri 7/18/2008 02:12PM
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That pic of "little Jerry" makes me smile, because I told someone there that if heaven exists, I'm sure Jerry was looking down on the Mountain and smiling at the freedom on display, and knowing there is still some hope left in this world. I swear Jackie was channeling up there..

mattguff9 starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/18/2008 03:29PM
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Jake, I like the writing style, it covers my attention span for a set. When I recall a set the next day, I don't recall every tune with precise detail; I remember the highlights and the overall vibe, continuity & people I'm around (sorry to end a sentence in a preposition assholes). Y'all need to chill out and teach high school english if little errors get you hot and bothered.

I'm so pissed I've missed SOUL STEW twice this year. I hope they keep it rollin' b/c I think this is one of the best new collaborations of '08!

BennyBoy1 starstarstarstar Sat 7/19/2008 12:46PM
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Great weekend, good review. The Derek Trucks/Susan Tedeschi set was transcendent. She's really got an amazing voice. MMW with Scofield was killer also. I actually got a chance to chat with Sco backstage over at the Ropeadope thing for a minute, so that was really cool.

+1 for Paradigm. I've seen them before when they toured recently with Club d'Elf, but they BROUGHT IT at All Good! I also thought that was the weekend's best set because, despite the crowd, it felt intimate (as intimate as a festival scene can be) and also because they played like they had something to prove, and I think they more than proved their point to everyone in the crowd. It was kinda like the first time I saw the Duo at High Sierra. One of those "I saw them when..." moments. I too saw Gordon as well as the keyboard player from his band hanging out before and during their set. They were chatting with the guys from Paradigm before they went on, and it looked to me like they were going to sit in, although that didn't happen unfortunately.

I like All Good's set-up, with stages right next to each other and no overlapping sets (at least in the main stage area). Like Jazzy said, though, the Ropeadope stage always has killin' stuff going on, and I feel like it doesn't get the full attention it deserves because it's on a different part of the festival grounds and their stuff overlaps with acts on the main stages. My biggest critique is that they should bring the Ropeadope stage over to the main area on get it into the set rotation so that nothing overlaps. Have the main stage, and then the two side stages (Magic Hat and Ropeadope). Overall though, All Good is still my favorite festival of the year.

toestothenose Sat 7/19/2008 02:29PM
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The Bridge w/ Mike Gordon doing "Bad Locomotive"

kingofprusa Sat 7/19/2008 02:47PM
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everything was all good for me until I got sprayed by the girl with what I hoped was water. Made DSO pretty awesome, but after when I realized what was going on and couldn't make it stop, sh!t wasn't cool...

evgatch starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/19/2008 03:20PM
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Wow this was a really good fest review! The pictures were great and the words were wonderful

Flat5 Sat 7/19/2008 07:15PM
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Could somebody fill me in? A dude went up on a hill and started whistling and then he smiled in 1954...

so now there's a festival that's been going on for 12 years, but this writer has been going for five?? or something...

yeah, editing would have been a good idea, but it sounds like a fun time anyways.

MarkBC starstarstarstarstar Sun 7/20/2008 09:17AM
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Great festival, all festivals should be like All Good. No over lapping sets, beautiful location and NO COPS! Music owned the mountain that weekend, Phil's show was worth the price of admission alone. So was MSMW, RAQ, Lettuce ah hell ALL of it was GOOD! Panic didn't WOW me, but Dark Star wow can they sound any more like the Dead? Just an amazing experience, the writer of this article missed out on a great show, but I can totally understand, I missed out on Gov't Mule because Phil melted my face and I felt satisfied with leaving after his set. The electric rainbow lazer mountain at night (anyone tripping probably understands what I'm trying to describe) was like another planet. UNREAL! I'm headed for Saturday at Gathering of the Vibes - FOUR HOURS of Phil!!! Although I'm really thinking about buying a weekend pass just to see Dark Star's 4 hour set on Thursday night, and Sunday promises to be another killer with Umph's and Neville Brothers shredding it up. I LOVE SUMMER AND I LOVE LIVE SHOWS!

barnylee starstarstarstarstar Sun 7/20/2008 10:38AM
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Flat5...All Good Festival is now held at Marvins Mountaintop, in Masontown, WVA. (Right near Morgantown,...home of the WVA Mountaineers) Anyway, Marvin's Mouintaintop is owned by Marvin, who I assume purchased the land back in 1954. So, that's what the writer was referring to. Hope that helps! The place is absolutely gorgeous!

PunkJazz starstarstarstarstar Sun 7/20/2008 10:59AM
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Scofield makes the best faces

Flat5 Sun 7/20/2008 01:12PM
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oh cool thanks

goody13 starstarstarstarstar Sun 7/20/2008 01:52PM
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Hey Digger, Jake and Bobby. Goody from Radford here. Sorry I missed All Good this year. Read and ogled your work. Very appropriate. Melissa says Hi. Hope to catch y'all later.

carphishhead Sun 7/20/2008 02:11PM
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jazzzy and BennyBoy1, I think part of the reason the Ropeadope stage is so cool is that it's sort of out of the way and kinda part of the campgrounds. Last year on Saturday someone had a bag of Franzia up there that probably wouldnt have made it into the main stage area. Theres also some trees/woods nearby so you can catch a bit of shade in between shows if you need it. It's just cool that its more of an "in the know" type of spot at the festival.

toestothenose Sun 7/20/2008 05:36PM
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Here's a link to Bassnectar and the Glow War -

jerryg1942 Sun 7/20/2008 05:45PM
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for real???? SOJA's set not gettin any love in the article? they brought the heat and know how to get the crowd into it. ALL GOOD IS THE SHIIIIITT

jerryg1942 Sun 7/20/2008 06:09PM
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......they're carryin the torch that Mr.Marley has passed to them

diggerr Mon 7/21/2008 06:05AM
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Hey Goody! We were looking for ya. Camped in almost the exact same spot. The normal craziness ensued. Was a blast. Hope all is well my friend!

Ed Lightner starstarstarstar Mon 7/21/2008 11:33AM
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Ed Lightner

Whata great time! Only one thing kids should 12 and under should be free! Looks like Walter productions is getting greedy! Stick it to the man!

phlip Mon 7/21/2008 11:50AM
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good times for sure.

barnylee starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/21/2008 12:09PM
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Ed Lightner: With regards to kids getting in for free instead of for half price...tix at Rothbury were $244, and $122 for kids, and from what I could see on Virgin's site, there are no discounts for kids at Virgin Fest (~$144 a day). So, ~$65 admission for kids under 12 and over 3 is not only the going rate, but quite a good deal compared to some other festivals.

jfenne starstarstarstar Tue 7/22/2008 11:40AM
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Thank you All Good for yet another amazing year!! Phil and friends was definitly my highlight :) Jackie is so damn talented and gorgeous...I could've watched them jam out all weekend! See you on the mountain next year!

bongaroo starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/22/2008 04:40PM
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My second All Good and far from my last I hope. Best festival on the East Coast hands down.

Grateful Dread Wed 7/23/2008 08:37AM
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Grateful Dread

@kingofprusa: Are you saying in a roundabout way that you got dosed by some girl with a watergun or something? If so, that's effed up. I loves me some LSD but I would never dream of dosing someone without them knowing it. Not cool or funny.

TheBoscoKid starstar Thu 7/24/2008 01:10AM
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Igrift starstarstarstar Thu 7/24/2008 08:34AM
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Another bisco kid, another ignorant post. Lacking in late night music? Mule and DSO playing into the morning, is lacking? I don't understand how you could complain, but did you forget to check the schedule before you went? Must be some sort of initiation into biscodom that requires the use of "meh" as an adjective. I thought the crowd was pretty diverse and certainly not the dirtiest. Especially coming from a bisco kid, were you uncomfortable with not having to lock up your valuables or mad you had to take off your gold AK-47 chain?

freekfreely starstarstar Thu 7/24/2008 09:21AM
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thehurricane23 Thu 7/24/2008 11:15AM
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I revel in my filth. I like the fact that people cant stand too close to our tribe because of the smell. Yeah I wish Lettuce would have more time as some other bands. There was NOT that much trash out there, I guess you all were never at a Phish festival or any of the roo's. Walther keep bringing in the hippies, we dont want electronic soul sucking vampire music until 5 am. We dont need black hoodies with blank stares and bad attitudes. Keep the soul on the mountain.

Igrift starstarstarstar Thu 7/24/2008 12:30PM
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Yeah freek, master rater of festival cleanliness, you weren't wading through trash. Once again, you saw the lineup before you purchased tickets and made the trip, so how can you complain about the latenight? I bash bisco and their crowd because it is easy, you morons always have ignorant posts and screen names like bluntsnbisco420, so it is well deserved. I will agree they should have given more time on the other stage, but All Good is All Good, 2 stages continuous music, get over it. Hurricane is right, if you candy flippers want electronica until 7 am then choose another festival. Oh wait Freek went to all of them this year to monitor cleanliness.

jwatson8388 starstarstarstar Thu 7/24/2008 06:34PM
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thehurricane23, that girl on the leash on shakedown is one of my best friends...needless to say she had a crazy ass weekend

all gooooooooooooooooooooooood how about that bassnectar set

kingofprusa Sat 7/26/2008 08:18AM
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@Grateful Dread, thats exactly what I'm saying...walking through the crowd to see Mike play with the BRidge, this girl was randomly spritzing the crowd. I said hook me up. She loaded me up with that shit. Saw things at the fest I didn't want to see. ;)

O1Roggae Sun 7/27/2008 09:49PM
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Igrift I agree with you and I hate to make assumptions of different groups and labels but Bisco has always had a sketchy following and I don't think it is just the drugs it is a mix of things and yes All good wasn't the cleanest but who are you to bash on the whole fest and crowd just because the fest wasn't clean enough for your standards. It's a fest for christ's sake do you expect everyone to smell like roses after being in the damn sun and heat for four days. There was a variety of bands, unlike Camp where all you get is trance/electronica. Other than Mule's late night set which I could of done with out all good had a great late night selection and P-groove did not suck by the way. The people were great, and the only thing I did agree with rubie is that the NO2 was minimal this year which is a good thing because that shit is for dumbass losers who want to lose a lot of valuable brain cells. BTW no one mentioned how many beautiful women there were this all good. Stop spraying randoms that shit is sketchy

spiderdonkey starstarstar Sun 8/24/2008 02:56PM
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I didn't mind the article so much, grammar not withstanding. I've only been to 2 All Goods and 2008 was the best for me. Lettuce stole the show for me. They played some really good Curtis Mayfield and James Brown covers. Speaking of covers did anyone else notice there were at least 3 beatles songs that got covered over the weekend? Or the amazing cover of Visions of Johanna that Dark Star did for their encore. I loved MSMW, the Join, P-Groove, The Wood Brothers, Phil, JJ Grey, Derek Trucks, Grace Potter, the All Mighty Senators, Keller, MJ Project, Railroad Earth, and suprising the Brazilian Girls. As to the comments about the trash situation this year, it was worse the last time I went. Cleanvibes is really doing a great job at its festivals. And has anyone that said this year's All Good was dirty ever even been to Camp Bisco? They have some pretty good acts there but damn it has to be the dirtiest festival I've ever been to!