High Sierra Music Festival...where do I begin...where do I end...
My first year up in Quincy was phreakin phenomenal. My first conversation about trekking up to high sierra was with my good friend Lisa while wallking around Wilder Ranch up in Santa Cruz while discussing life. I made a concrete decision that I would go no matter what. Hopefully we would both go and work for merchandise but we were going no matter what. The time in my little bubble town flew by and before I knew it I was finishing up last minute packing of costumes (I had a feeling I would want them) and picking up random necessities (namely bulk beverages at Costco). Our venture into the festival was quite an experience and tested both of our tolerance levels. Needless to say it was a hard beginning. We arrived late Wednesday after taking a wierd detour, set up camp, got kicked out, took down camp, worked till 3am, slept, woke up at 7, found parking, unloaded, got shut out and misdirected, pleaded with the best security guard ever (Brad) and then finally got golf-carted into our camping spot. The moment I saw our other friends faces and we both settled in I knew that it was all worth it. A blur of amazing people mixed with late night, altered state, sleep deprivation, amazing music and pure joy ensued. I'm sure the pictures will bring back my memory.
Finally, after months of working and a long time coming the festival kicked off.
JJ Grey & Mofro - I missed them again. I still haven't seen them but i've heard so many great things.
I just have to say that being confined in a bus for 2 days with an amazing band that contains amazing friends is so sweet. I'm happy to know all involved and all who were met at Earth Day Fest in Tahoe. Just puttin it out there but thanks for the awesome memories. I really enjoyed NCR's set and Rainmaker threw down during the day and at the pub. Albino! was great as usual and kicked off the evening. Mind Orchestra wasn't exactly my thing but if you like electronic music go for it. I'm still recovering from the weekend and it won't soon be forgotten!