WANEE FESTIVAL 2007

Wanee Festival 2007 Returns to Spirit of Suwannee Music Park
Third Annual Live Music Festival Announces
Lineup, Dates, Ticket On-sale Information

LIVE OAK, FL – The third annual Wanee Festival returns to the Spirit of The Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida April 13 – 14, 2007. Music fans will enjoy two days of live music and three nights of camping along the picturesque Suwannee River.

Headlining favorites will be Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule, The Derek Trucks Band and Oteil and the Peacemakers as well as Wanee alumni Robert Randolph & the Family Band. The Derek Trucks Band and Grammy-nominated Susan Tedeschi will play a special Saturday midnight set. Joining them are first-time Wanee performers Nickel Creek, Keller Williams and Rusted Root. The festival's two stages will host over twelve hours of non-stop music each day.

Tickets for the Wanee Festival will go on sale Friday, January 19 at 5 p.m. through www.ticketmaster.com or mail order through www.waneefestival.com. Tickets are $115 for a two-day pass including camping accommodations for three nights. In mid-March, festival ticket price will increase to $130 for a two-day pass including camping accommodations for three nights.

One-day tickets go on sale April 1 for $80 per day without camping accommodations and will be available through Ticketmaster or at the venue box office day of show. Walk-up sales at the festival on April 13 -14 will run $150 for a two-day pass including camping accommodations for three nights. Festival gates will open at noon each day.

The 2007 Wanee Festival preliminary line-up includes:

Allman Brothers Band
Gov't Mule
The Derek Trucks Band and Susan Tedeschi – Special Saturday Midnight Set
Oteil & the Peacemakers
Backyard Tire Fire
Bonobos Convergence
Devon Allman's Honeytribe
Keller Williams
Nickel Creek
Phonograph
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Rose Hill Drive
Rusted Root
The Radiators
Scrapomatic
Sister Hazel

Conceived by Fantasma Productions and the Allman Brothers Band in 2004, the Wanee Festival is a two-day jam-packed live music event that draws thousands of avid fans from across the country.

http://www.waneefestival.com

[Published on: 1/18/07]

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Comments

gsu8406 starstarstarstar Thu 1/18/2007 10:55AM
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I have gone to this fest the past two years and will definately be there again this year. The Derek Trucks Midnight Jam last year was the shit and I am really hoping Randolph comes out with the Brothers. If you are considering going to this fest you should definately go because you won't be disappointed.

Lenox Thu 1/18/2007 10:56AM
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Lenox

count me in!

Marcsmall Thu 1/18/2007 11:09AM
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Marcsmall

Great lineup, Beautiful setting....I might make the trip from Colorado for this one....Only problem is Southern Law Enforcement.....Gotta go through some pretty sketchy states....Plus the Pigs have been out in full force at Springfest and MagnoliaFest....They were even using night vision just to spy on people who were partaking, and arrested them for simple possesion. I didn't even know there were states that still arrested for possesion. Most just give a ticket these days.

rayjjm starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/18/2007 12:00PM
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i went last year and got arested for have a packed bowl and got paraphernalia and simple possesion besides all that it was gtreat music and the park was great

BRabbit Thu 1/18/2007 12:04PM
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BRabbit

whoa

traffic starstarstarstar Thu 1/18/2007 12:15PM
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traffic

Great Venue. Beautiful place with what I thought was
pretty laid back security. Went the first year and not
last year, but making the trip from SoCal to go back.
Love the golf carts they rent out that people shoot around
in the middle of the night with. One of my favorite
venues with 2 night of ABB and Mule, Yep.

dedhed6111 Thu 1/18/2007 12:24PM
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dedhed6111

the arrests are news to me, but should be expected in Northern Florida. Other than that, Suwanee Music Camp is one of the most incredible venues not only in the south, but perhaps the entire world. Definitely Definitely worth it.

cocheese Thu 1/18/2007 12:26PM
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cocheese

OH YEAH! it's a really laid back scene at this fest. yeah there were some undercover guys inside last year, but it's two double O seven, so you're gonna have that. $115 for two nites of ABB, G-Mule, and a special mid-nite set with dTb and Susan Tedeschi! then plus the other great bands playing! you can't beat that with a stick. i'll be there, you can bet on that. everything was reasonably priced too, so that's another plus. if you smart enough and smooth enough, you can sneak some brews in as long it not in a bottle. ya feel?

z man starstarstarstar Thu 1/18/2007 12:28PM
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I've wanted to attend this festival for the past two years. But now its between langerado and wanee I'm assuming this festival doesn't have the amount of people that langerado will have?

craikes13 starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/18/2007 12:28PM
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craikes13

DON'T MISS SCRAPOMATIC!!!!!!!!!

chrisb71 starstarstarstar Thu 1/18/2007 12:47PM
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chrisb71

I went last year and I found the local law enforcement to be really cool about the whole weekend. I don't know about any other state or federal agencies that were there - I did hear tales about folks getting detained by DEA agents though. Like everywhere else you go, play it cool, don't deal in the open or blatently act like a fool and you usually get left alone. Remeber that this place is right off of I-10 and I-75 which are the drug traffic highways in the south. But I digress, this isn't about a weekend of drug induce debouchery - IT'S ABOUT THE MUSIC!
This is a great venue and a great lineup (once again), if folks are paranoid about getting busted then they might consider staying home (no offence towards anyone intended).
We should all be grateful that we get a down home family reunion with the Allman Brothers family and leave it at that.

mr2bits starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/18/2007 01:00PM
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This festival is much smaller scale than Langerado. They do a great job of incorporating the festival experience with the music, as there are lots of shade trees and hammocks arond the ampitheatre stage. They also offer electric-water hookup for those who like to camp in style (and they're not too strict about people tagging along with their friends.

Security will be present, with police ready to arrest anyone who brings drugs into the stage area. However, the security presence is more of a function of the smaller crowd than anything (less people = less safety in numbers). There are undercovers, but the harrassment factor is low to non-existent(no car searches or gate pat-downs), which is really all you can ask in today's day and age. I went to Wakarusa and Magnolia Fest last year, and while people were arrested at both, the police force at Suwannee in no way resembles a small army like at Waka. Just use your head, be mindful of families with small children in attendance, and everything will be fine.

I'd also reccomend bringing at least a day's worth of food, as the vendor selection isn't nearly what it would be for a Langerado. Also (and I gotta admit this is super-lame) be sure to print out the lineup and schedule before you go, as last year they did not hand out paper schedules once you were inside.

All in all, this will be a great lineup and a great time. Suwannee is one of the few (if only) venues I leave feeling more physically relaxed than when I entered. Jambase, thanks for finally showing some love to an awesome festival/venue.

mr2bits starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/18/2007 01:06PM
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Also, FWIW, If I had kids, this would be one of the few festivals in which I'd feel truly comfortable bringing them along.

DJ Saturday Baxter Thu 1/18/2007 01:57PM
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DJ Saturday Baxter

great place to party and to have a festival ... but...the lineup looks really weak. northern florida is all about the rock and no funk / groove.

mangobuds Thu 1/18/2007 02:07PM
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This festival just gets better and better every year. It is good to see them bring back RRFB and the addition of Keller is sick. If you check their site they have Keller playing on the Mushroom stage which is the stage built into the woods, which should be perfect for a night show. I would recommend this fest to everyone, it has one of the best atmospheres around. I will say all this law enforcement talk is new to me though. This will be my third year and I have never had a problem. The first year the security guard sat there and watched me smoke then told me it was all cool with him he was “just here to listen to the Brothers.” And last year I actually had a cop take the pipe away from us but do nothing more than that. We actually joked with her in between Gov’t Mule an ABB and she said she would give it back if se hadn’t already radioed it in. Maybe others have had different experiences however I couldn’t sing higher praises.

kaiserbun starstarstarstar Thu 1/18/2007 04:12PM
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sounds like a lot of fun, i might head down this year. even though the allmans are still awesome, i have a hard time with them calling themselves ABB without dickey. oh yeah, marcsmall1: "sketchy southern states?", don't act like an idiot and they won't arrest you.

stuhooper starstarstar Thu 1/18/2007 04:15PM
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stuhooper

mobile is pretty much northern florida, and this city is funk. if u cant tell, this lineup is pretty much the a-bro's family. in my book, that's a pretty good thing. oteil and the peacemakers are doin some good things these days.

jahrome17 starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/18/2007 04:43PM
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Sister Hazel? That's interesting...not quite like the rest of the bands on the lineup. they aren't much of a jam band, although I enjoy their music and have seen them live before. They put on an OK show.

greenmanlove Thu 1/18/2007 05:16PM
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I'll be there. sure it is a mostly rock lineup, but its not being billed as anything else. like kaiserbun said, its abb family and friends so thats what your gonna get. I too am glad to see keller on the lineup, and not being billed as a headliner.....I mean the dude is awesome but just not enough substance for a mainstage. all this talk about security is useless, I've never heard of any horror stories from this fest. I've heard of people doing somthing that most would view as stupid and getting fined or arrested....but as far as this statement "Plus the Pigs have been out in full force at Springfest and MagnoliaFest....They were even using night vision just to spy on people who were partaking, and arrested them for simple possesion." that is just false........far from full force.....this happened once, at wakarusa, in Kansas......were not in kansas anymore, brah.



looking forward to this april.....Peace Yall!!

bucketf2001 Thu 1/18/2007 08:07PM
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amazing venue, beautiful line-up, happy people. what's not to love?!

tnfreaker Thu 1/18/2007 10:01PM
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I heard Outformation might be playing this festival, I hope they get added, I would love to see them down there.

DTB rules!!!

Astronaut Jones starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/19/2007 06:47AM
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Astronaut Jones

Look, OBVIOUSLY there is gonna be some undercovers there. There might be one sitting next to you right now for all you know. I think we've beaten that dead horse into mush by now. Just deal with it and don't act like a dummy and Wanee Law will take it easy on you. I personally have yet to see an officer (undercover or otherwise) in the 2 years I've been at this venue. They really let you have a good time. So if you're comin' here to rage and act like an ass and ruin the rest of our good times, stay your complainin' posterior at home. I hope no one is discouraged from coming by a few people who THINK they are in the know as to the workings of police in Live Oak (the town in which this fest is located.) Come on down to Fla., be discreet, and have a great time. You will unless you run around like some schizo freak imagining police everywhere whose only goal is to arrest you. Man, some of you people need to go join an anti- government militia or something and give those of us who just wann chill by our fire and listen to the sounds of the greatest music on earth waft through the stately old oaks at the Wanee Festival. Bring your good vibes and I'll see you there. Hope to meet all of you in person. (Ohhhh I must be a cop trying to put a sting on you!!! BOOOOOOOO! BOOOOOO!!!)
J.B.

p.s.--wish there was a 30 so I could do the news of this fest justice in the rankngs, but I guess I'll go with 5.

Flyingbird73 Fri 1/19/2007 07:36AM
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Flyingbird73

How's the camping...snug or cool? What's the weather like that time of year. Obviously warm, but has it rained in the past years? Either way, looks pretty chill.

Astronaut Jones starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/19/2007 07:58AM
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Astronaut Jones

flyingbird--the camping is quite chill. it's camp by your car too. there is lots of space so folks aren't typically all over you like it can be other places. you can go way back in the wood if you want. it's all open. being an actual music park, the facilities and grounds are kept up nicely. they even clean the dreaded porty poos a couple of times a day. get there when the gates open thursday afternoon and snatch up a good spot that's the way to go. not that there are any bad spots. oh and the entire camping area is shaded. weather 1st year was cold as hell, but moderate the second. never can tell about southern weather. no rain as of yet (knock on wood)

danpfunk Fri 1/19/2007 09:13AM
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Great weather, awesome campground, super chill vibe and of course great tunes. Even if it isn't a dream lineup, its worth it. I finally saw the light last year.

Jumping in the river, laying in a hammock watching Derek Trucks, jamming to Devon Allman in the campgrounds at 3am, sleeping in the cool shade right next to the main stage....whats not to like??

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Now if we can Move Langerados Lineup to this venue.. ITS ON!!!!!!!! peace ya'll

BlowsAgainsttheEmpire starstarstar Fri 1/19/2007 09:49AM
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BlowsAgainsttheEmpire

Sister Hazel opened for the Allman Brothers Band in 1998 and are from Florida if I am not mistaken.

Wonder if Paul Henson will show up, hear hes missed the last few shows with OPM?

surlybuf Sun 1/21/2007 08:15AM
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I was searched while making eggs. Someone at my site was partaking, when three undecovers came by and confiscated everything and proceeded to search me when I was just trying to make breakfest. It was at the SCI 420 show a few years ago. Other than that this is the best place to experience a festy.

BeninOcala starstarstarstarstar Sun 1/21/2007 11:31AM
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I've been to the past two Wanee's, Myself and everyone we camped with had no problems with Police or Security. They checked our bags while coming into the concert area but they never searched very hard. After awhile the people would know you and stopped searching us. (Vodka a plenty came in). All and all im very happy with Wanee & Swanee itself. Beer was priced very very well compared to other venues. The food prices not so much so. $6 for just a cheeseburger is wayyy too much but we cooked all of our food so it didnt bother us much. I'm going this year and cannot WAIT......

theshane starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/22/2007 12:43PM
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Go to this show - the venue is worth it alone. Best venue I have ever been to by far. Super chill, great camping, the river + rope swing. The Allmans are gonna rock your face. They need to have more festivals here. Watch out for the fat redneck and his loser friends pushing fake doses.

Marcsmall Mon 1/22/2007 12:51PM
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Marcsmall

Greenman---Unfortunately, you are mistaken....The Suwanee County Sheriff's was out in plain clothes for 3 years in a row at springfest. They even had a paddywagon at the front gates to take people down the the cop shop...and yes, they were processed and held until they posted bail....Most states do not do this...Most just give a ticket that you send in by mail and never even see a cxourtroom....But not down south....As for Kansas, I have only driven through on my way back home to Colorado. Brah.

SeeBliss Tue 1/23/2007 07:10PM
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SeeBliss

passed out last year and overslept missing ABB, caught the DTB and they were great! I need to go back to see the Brothers! Hope to see ya'll there!

z man starstarstar Wed 1/24/2007 05:04AM
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Anyone in cincinnati want to go and carpool to this festival? Share some of the driving.

justinlittle starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/24/2007 03:23PM
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"unless you run around like some schizo freak imagining police everywhere whose only goal is to arrest you."

I'm not a paranoid person, but this happened to me last year at Wanee. Only because I ate way too much good dose. And it was very brief. But man, when I got scared, I was TERRIFIED! It was the best and worst trip I've ever had. I mean, Derek Trucks, late night, Spainish moss everywhere, oaks, party lights, bubble machines, swampy vibes, hammocks, full moon...

And on the other end of the spectrum, I wigged towards the end of the set. There is nothing wierder than "getting away from the cops" on a head full of acid, and then finding yourself leaning on a van that gets backed into, and then running away and ending up finding an electric band playing in the middle of the street with a lightshow and everything hooked up to the battery of their van (Shak Nasti). They played 2 nights at their camp by the way. They'll probably be there again, so watch out. They're extra FUNKY!

But anyways... BEST VENUE EVER. BEST FESTIVAL EVER. NICEST FOLKS EVER.

BlowsAgainsttheEmpire Thu 1/25/2007 07:24AM
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BlowsAgainsttheEmpire

I hear the ABB is performing at the NOLA Jazz Fest 2nd weekend. Looks like you southerners get more.

cocheese Thu 1/25/2007 05:07PM
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cocheese

funny story. shak nasti till the break of dawn last year was extra special treat.

MaseBase starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/25/2007 05:23PM
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MaseBase

I went to this festy last year and it was great! I'd go again if I didn't live on the other side of the country...

stukinkendall starstarstar Sat 1/27/2007 07:51AM
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THIS FEST MAY AS WELL BE CALLED WAKARUSA SOUTH. I'M NOT KIDDING ABOUT THIS PEOPLE. ANYBODY WHO SAY'S JUST BE COOL AND DONT DO ANYTHING STUPID AND YOU'LL BE ALLRIGHT KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT WHAT GOES ON AT THIS FESTIVAL.
1. HOW ABOUT HAVING SOME (UNDERCOVER)GIRL COMING UP TO YOU AND ASKING YOU IF SHE CAN BORROW A BOWL (EVEN IF YOUR NOT USING ONE AT THE TIME). YOU WHIP ONE OUT FOR HER, SHE SAY'S "OH NO THANKS" AND YOU GET ROLLED UP ON BY THE COPS AND AWAY YOU GO.
2. DO YOU LIKE THE PIGS GOIN AROUND THE CAMPGROUND AND LOOKING THROUGH TENTS WHILE YOUR AWAY AT THE SHOW? YOU'LL LOVE THIS FEST.
3. BE SURE TO SAY "CHEEEEESE". PRETTY MUCH EVERY CAMPSITE THAT THEY CAN DRIVE BY GETS A WONDERFUL SOUVENIER PHOTO TAKEN FOR THE SUWANEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.
4. OH AND MY FAVORITE. I JUST LOVED SEEING A 60 YEAR OLD WOMAN TACKLED TO THE GROUND AND HAVING AN ASSHOLE PUT A KNEE ON HER BACK JUST FOR PARTAKING IN THE BIG FIELD (THIS HAPPENED IN FRONT OF MY FACE).

THERE IS NO BEING CAREFUL, DONT BE STUPID, OR WATCH YOUR BACK AND YOULL BE OK AT THIS FEST. THE SUWANEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE WILL DO ANYTHING TO SET YOU UP, ENTRAP YOU AND KEEP YOU IN THEIR JAIL. IF YOU CANT PAY BAIL YOU'LL BE IN THERE A LONG TIME. THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE IN THEIR JAIL FROM LAST YEARS WANNEE, SRINGFEST, AND MAGNOLIAFEST. WANNEFEST IS THE #1 REVENUE STREAM FOR SUWANEE COUNTY. STAY OUT OF SUWANEE COUNTY, STAY AWAY FROM THE WANNEE FESTIVAL. I'LL SHELL THE EXTRA CASH TO GO TO THE BEACON AND JAZZFEST TO SEE THE BROTHERS.

KirkBrother3 Wed 1/31/2007 07:49PM
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Is DICKEEEE comming?

SeeBliss Tue 2/6/2007 09:12AM
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SeeBliss

"STAY AWAY FROM THE WANNEE FESTIVAL." ???? THIS is a RIDICULOUS statement! Are you going to this fest just to partake in the drugs or going to enjoy some fabulous music at a GREAT venue? Please stay away if you are that INTO drugs. I used to enjoy most drugs but have since stopped. I have had my 3rd eyelid torn off at this place before and it was a spiritually moving xprence: kinda made me come to the realization of quitting my illegal habits. Either way, go to enjoy the music and nothing will go wrong.

Kookey starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/7/2007 09:20AM
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Wanee Festival is the BEST! We've been BOTH years and the worst thing that happened was gettin a bowl confiscated (then the copper walked away). The weather is almost perfect for camping...the 1st year was a little colder though! GREAT music and great fun! I'm not a big crowd person and this festival is perfect for that!

peacenit Thu 2/8/2007 05:26PM
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im goin HURRA. may go by myself or with papa, hope to meet some of you nice people there.

seminolephan Tue 2/13/2007 09:51AM
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seminolephan

this fest is the jam. bring back MM&W. See you guys there

CraigInCT starstarstarstar Thu 2/15/2007 09:31AM
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CraigInCT

The band list looks fracking awesome. Nickel creek on their farewell tour - Keller, Robert, Mr and Mrs Trucks, Mule...The list is F'N AWESOME!!!

Does anyone remember if there is a handicap camping/parking areas?

particlejams starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/15/2007 04:22PM
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My wife an I are bringin the whole fam....cant wait for this one...any body else bringin kids...weve got it down after takin the kids to roo, summercamp and 3 hookahvilles we got it mastered...its always fun to hang with other families...who else is goin? we just rented a golf cart ($300 for 3 days YIKES!!) but it could be our only fest this year so why not!....were commin from Ohio and have heard this is one of the top 5 fests in the US...the lineup rivals any I have seen (bonnaroo doesnt count...its not a festival its a frikin jam CITY!!) mabey the pricy ticket keeps the Wookies and MUD PEOPLE at home...we hope !

BigDaveOnBass starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/24/2007 01:07PM
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I've been to Wanee 05 and Wanee 06, and the only trouble I had with security was when we were jamming at our camp site (Devon was jamming at our campsite after the Saturday ABB set, as referenced above.) We were shut down at midnight on Thursday, played til sunrise Saturday and then was shut down again around 2AM on Sunday morning, ending the Devon and Pedro campfire jam. I was in four adjoining campsites, and other than having security pull the plug on our jams, we had no problem with cops. It's like everyone has said, keep it out of sight, and don't attract attention to yourself. Looking forward to Wanee 07!!

jonmullins Sat 2/24/2007 03:32PM
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This will me my first wannee exp. Never been 2 a fest in florida. It seems like chats always sound like this leading up 2 the event. Some people saying it's nothing but ahole cops, and others saying it's not. I think it's just the classic, few people messed with, and alot of newbies spun on doses losin thier cool. It's all about the music of course but i do look forward to trippin. I've got sense and don't act like a fool, but at a festival like this one, i hope scoring some psychadelics isn't any harder than usuall.

canoftunapudding Mon 2/26/2007 06:39AM
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This will be my 3rd year at this festival. I'm not a big "festival" person but this venue is amazing and perfectly complements the acts playing in it. No better place to enjoy the allmans than in a setting of live oaks draped in spanish moss. During the first year the police presence was non existent, I was there maybe 10 minutes before I was offered some goodies. Last year, from what I heard, the cops road-blocked the road leading the the suwanee park and were checking liscences and suspicious activity. Because of this, it was much harder to find stuff. Inside the venue, however, there was little fuss or worry about smoke or anything else. The campground hires security guards who make sure everyone is having a good time while being discreet. Joemullins, you should not have any problem finding what you are looking for. If you are discreet or even bring your own supplies YOU WILL NOT BE HASTLED. Again, amazing venue, good people, price can't be beat. Pack some warm clothes, it can get cold at night.

jambandfan starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/27/2007 06:30AM
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I'll can't wait; I'm kicking off my outdoor concert season with Wanee. I'm a little disappointed that I'm having to miss Perpetual Groove play at LittleJohn in Clemson, but I have no fear that I will be repaid 10-fold to my sacrifice of one band. I'm ready to see what kind of collaborations we get with that many great guitarists in one setting. Oh how I love live music! :)

cvdiamond Tue 2/27/2007 01:10PM
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I understand the Wookies staying home, but who are these MUD PEOPLE you speak of??? Are they basically the same??

particlejams Sun 3/11/2007 05:47PM
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mud people....I havent seen any for a few years but saw alot at dead shows in the 80s and 90s...no tents, no belongings...to keep warm at night they would cover their bodies in mud and let it dry to stay warm...often times staying like that for days...it was cool the first time I saw it ...we watched a whole family (or is it a school?
) for three days they would return to the same mud puddle each night to re"coat" themselves......ahhh the good ole days!

ronniebrown Tue 3/13/2007 06:05PM
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Great venue, generally cool security, cops etc. Just talk to them and most are good folk. There were cops walking the stage areas seizing anything illegal that they saw. Florida is not a place where they let you be at festies. Langerago last weekend was pretty bad...lots of harassment and tickets. Nothing like that at Wanee but you aren't safe to smoke anywhere really...

ecq23 Mon 4/2/2007 08:03AM
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Does anyone have any idea the best way I could sell 2 tickets to the Wanee Festival? I won't be able to attend.

Thanks!

cdt311 Sat 4/7/2007 09:54AM
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stukinkendall, i went last year and saw nothing or heard of nothing in regards to security. we had a great time, we were able to do our thing and we didnt even worry about being hastled, your a fool if you dont go to Wanee. It was probably one of the best weekends ive had, and after going to bonnaroo, langerado, as well as smaller festivals throughout florida, this one tops them all. i wouldnt change a thing about it (thankfully OAR didnt return)

Bassmaster5 Wed 4/11/2007 02:35AM
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Bassmaster5

This will be our first time attending. We're not camping unfortunately. Do they let you and do you recommend bringing folding chairs to the shows?

chrisb71 starstarstarstarstar Wed 4/11/2007 01:23PM
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chrisb71

Bassmaster5, folding chairs are good but you may end up sitting further back from the front of the main stage. The smaller ampitheater in the woods has a terraced seating arrangement and room for chairs. Sorry to hear that you're not planning on camping, sometimes that ends up capping off an already wonderful weekend.

gdboston Sat 4/21/2007 12:42AM
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gdboston

Coolest Festival setting on the Eastcoast 4 sure.

LutherGashish starstarstarstarstar Wed 11/28/2007 11:28AM
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The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park:

I have personally witnessed the Suwannee County Sherrif,FDLE and DEA perform thier arrest parties, bending the law any way they can to gain arrest's $$$ at the park over and over again. The number of arrests at the recent bear creek festival was 100 arrests out of 1700 people in attendance, (Paralounge and Bear Creek) which is 1 out of 17. Talk about shootin' fish in a barrell!!!!!! I personally after 3 festivals a years at the Spirit of Suwannee park will never subject Myself to thier misconstrued scrutiny ever again!!!!!!!! Why is a privately owned park playing along with the County law dogs????????

ccgov starstarstarstarstar Wed 11/28/2007 11:37AM
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I have personally experienced Spirit of the Suwannee's twisting of the laws. I will Boycott the Park and Live Oak until further notice. I suggest anyone who likes to enjoy a concert in the woods on private property without legal entrappment avoid this place like the plague..................

LutherGashish starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/29/2007 03:36PM
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Anyone Arrested at the SOSMP please contact Me ASAP......

It is time to do something about the ABUSES of our laws by Suwannee county law enforcement on our Brothers and Sisters. If you have been arrested by Suwannee's entrapment, twisting of the Laws and or being Spyed on from the woods etc..., please send Me your name and details because it is time We stand up and RIGHT THESES WRONGS. They want details so we will give them!!!!!! This Country is supposed to be Democratic not Communist or Socialist. WE HAVE RIGHTS!!!!!!!! IT IS TIME TO GET MAD AS HELL AND NOT TAKE IT ANYMORE. i called the SOSMP to cancel all my future reservations and all they could say is We heard that it is getting bad but there is nothing we can do....... ANSWER IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH..... PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW AND CONTACT ALL OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS............now!!!!!!!!!!!

BlowsAgainsttheEmpire starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/25/2007 08:45AM
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BlowsAgainsttheEmpire

Mad props to LutherGashish for taking a stand. You rock.

Pigs fuck off.

fsu420 starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/11/2008 12:43PM
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NO WAY 100 people got arrested at Bear Creek this year and im sure they were newbs if so. And to whoever asked about the chairs please dont bring them into the concert area.... they get in the way of people trying to dance and just sit in front of the stage all day ruining the intensity of the show. i wanted to kick all the empty ones down during the brothers cuz i just kept running into people and camping chairs while i was trying to dance. warren doesnt get a chair you shouldnt either

jaswine Wed 3/19/2008 06:56PM
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jaswine

COPS at Spirit of Suwannee:

DO IN FACT use night vision at times.

Have been known to send deputized boys from the boys ranch down the road into camp sites with brand new glass peices and ask nice people to fill 'er up for them. When they do, the cops come arrest them.

Drive around all night on golf carts throughout the camping area

I witnessed one of my friends being solicited drugs by an undercover cop at Wanee 2005. He asked my friend if he needed any "smokes, herbs, [or] doses."

COPS/Feds tend to wear their big thick black combat boots all the time. Look at their shoes, or better yet dont deal with shady characters in the first place. And smoke in your tent, just dont melt that bitch!