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looks like it was all good on marvins mountain top
that's a badass pic of yonrico up there. looks like a helluva good time.
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!
nice review, but no mention or pics of raq?!? they killed on the main stage on friday afternoon.
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
Looks like a good time! Can't wait to check Lettuce out at The Independent in SF this weekend. Kraz is the man.
Is it just me or the pic of Mike Gordon followed by Keller Williams pic makes them look like twins?!
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!
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.
god sabina sciubba is so hot
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!
That's Steve Sutter not Mark Mullins from Bonerama.
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?
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.
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.
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!"
*"...but they don't HOLD a candle Mama's Fried Potatas!"
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!!!!
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!
Guys....no 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 set.....wow!!!!!! 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. Ross....you are a douchebag!!!!! Other than that, it was one of my favorite Allgood Fests ever!!!!! Cheers!!!
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).
avett brothers and msmw were the sssssssssshhhhhhhhhhittttttt
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.
Thanks so much for the wonderful pics!
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.
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…
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'!
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!
RAQ competley rocked the mountian, I want everything to do with this band after seeing that preformance
who is ROSS. and why is there no mention of raqs show?
other than that. kickazzz.
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.
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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They were awesome! Very high energy!
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.
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
that's Steve Suter from Bonerama in the photo, Pizan, one 't' kid . . . hehe . . . yeah, I know . . . great shots fellas!
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!
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...
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
I am feinding some RAQ right now......come to the midwest, its almost been a year now.
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..
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."
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.
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
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.
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..
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!
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.
The Bridge w/ Mike Gordon doing "Bad Locomotive"
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...
Wow this was a really good fest review! The pictures were great and the words were wonderful
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.
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!
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!
Scofield makes the best faces
oh cool thanks
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.
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.
Here's a link to Bassnectar and the Glow War -
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
......they're carryin the torch that Mr.Marley has passed to them
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!
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!
good times for sure.
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.
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!
My second All Good and far from my last I hope. Best festival on the East Coast hands down.
@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.
I don't understand all the praise for this review:
1. Perpetual Groove was awful on Thursday night. Where is the mention of Jazzam? They were the Sonic Bids winner from Pittsburgh, and they were sick. Probably the nastiest bass solo of the weekend took place during their set.
2. There is more talk of Grace Potter's looks than her band's actual performance.
3. At no time was Phil's set "meandering." Oh, and they covered Elevator by Particle (not "Launchpad), and it was the jam of the weekend. The festival was really lacking that late night sound to it, and Phil made sure to bring the "jamtronica" heat with this track. Disgusting.
And whoever says this is the best festival on the East Coast is wrong. All Good is full of scummy GDF trash, a plethora of dirty wooks and of course, the negative presence of the Philly Nitrous Mafia (Kudos to Walthers and his staff for shutting those waste-of-life's down and confiscating all of their tanks, best move this festy made in a long time).
Phil and Panic rocked. A lot of the supporting acts were meh. Certainly lacking late-night music. Dirtiest crowd I've ever seen at a festival. That is a gorgeous mountaintop, one of the prettiest places I've ever been, but I don't think I shall return to All Good in '09.
Driving from NJ our family vacation this year was Rothbury followed by All Good (our 2nd). I packed the family truckster and off we went (Wife and 3 children). We had a blast and each festie was unique. This may however be our last All Good. I enjoyed the music (loved Soul Stew and de Sol and of course Panic set was HOT), but the venue is getting to me. I have trouble with the hills and jammed camping areas. we blocked in 3 other RV's. But I would highly recommend All Good for it's bang for your buck!
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?
Um I dont see why you need to bash on Bisco and its crowd, dude said nothing about them. And yes I do agree with Rubi. This was the dirtiest fest I have seen all year. We were practically wading through trash leaving the venue each night. Cant people walk ten feet to throw thier shit away. And the latenights were lacking IMO it was either Mule and DSO or nothing. Decent fest but I would like to see longer sets on the side stage. 25 mins of Lettuce, Pnuma, Telepath is sort of stupid. Just move the stage to the opposite side of the field and you can have both going at once. Phil rocked the place as per usual.
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.
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.
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
@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. ;)
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
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!