One of the great festivals in the US. Perfect location far away from any urban centers so the only folks that make the trip, know the unique experience they are getting. I went to '04 and '06 and miss it very much. The most community-oriented festival I have ever attended.
RRE is the hottest live band going right now. I'll keep saying it until everyone knows it. They rip it up and I never miss them. Great review.
I too have stayed up at the higher altitudes, but was fortunate enough to have sober drivers...quite essential as the author found out. Next time jambase should pay for an exorbinant downtown apartment.
Also, the Opera house is the most unique venue I have ever seen. Would love to have seen some nightgrass photos. My '06 Drew Emmitt et al. show is a super-fond memory. Ah, to reminisce...