So after a smooth day of travel through the rest of Virginia, North & South Carolina, and Georgia, we arrived in Atlanta around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Had a chance to relax for a bit and catch up on some emails at the hotel...but 7pm was rally time! With the last bit of energy left in the tank, I rounded up the guys and we headed to Little Five Points to my favorite dinner spot...The Vortex [...]
While pulled off at a rest area somewhere in southern Virginia, I figured I would write the first blog post of the season! First and foremost, Happy Holidaze to you all! So, here we are rolling down to the Sweetwater 420 Fest in Centennial Olympic Park right in downtown Atlanta, GA! Decided to get on the road last night and do the overnight drive...a total of 17 hours with all the stops and such. So [...]
What a crazy storm! After another unexpected return to Hunter Mountain, for the 3rd time in 3 days, I had to race back to Stephentown before the impending doom working its way across the entire state of New York, reached us first! That made for the most nerve racking hour and a half drive in as long as I can remember. As I'm racing back to Disc Jam, I'm watching cloud to cloud and cloud [...]
After putting the finishing touches on the booth this morning at Disc Jam, I headed into town to pick up a few items we were low on. I made my usual rounds...stimulating the local economy as I went...picking up the essentials for the crew for the weekend...etc. When I got back on site, the patrons were starting to roll in and set up their camp sites, while the Mr. B's crew was busy slinging ice [...]
Hello! Sorry for the radio silence...the mountain doesn't get the best service on-site. But I wanted to share some of the fun stories from Mountain Jam... Thursday: After checking out of our awesome room at the Kaatskill Mountain Club, we headed on site to put the finishing touches on the booth, and waited for the gates to open to the public. Eventually, the gates opened up around 5pm and the festival was under way! Railroad [...]
Nice smooth drive up to Hunter on the new trailer tires! Got up to the mountain around 3 and started figuring out the logistics of booth placement and where to fit the back stock trailer...the usual. Then with the help of our new shelving units, we got the skeleton of the store set up in no time. The boys got half the store all set up before dark, and then we decided to call it [...]
It was a soggy day here in the Northeast, which made for a good day to finalize orders for Mountain Jam this upcoming weekend. Pretty much have everything ready to go for the trip tomorrow morning out to the Catskills. Looks like the weather should cooperate and allow for a smooth set up day. Then it's a chillaxed meal at Cosmic Charlies, followed by a nice relaxing night in the hotel! I was thinking earlier [...]
So here's a few extra behind the scenes stories from Summer Camp that didn't make it into last weeks blog posts...enjoy! Thursday - So, the Main Booth is all set up and ready to go...the festival attendees are chomping at the bit to finally enter the festival grounds and stake out their camping spot. Our second booth by the Soulshine Tent is just about set up and ready to go. And then... .....I get a [...]
From dry to dusty to muddy to smelly muddy then back to dusty! What a week its been out in Illinois! Luckily we dodged the tornadoes, but definitely put the booth to the test against the strong winds. Thankfully, though, the strong winds kept the rains away from the festival! After checking the Doppler every 5 minutes for most of the night, we finally got in the clear of wet weather, so we started breaking [...]
Been dodging some pretty heavy storms most of the day and with the exception of a downpour earlier today, we have stayed relatively dry *knocks on wood* The tornado watch remains in effect till 1am, so hopefully we won't have to deal with anything crazy out here in the Midwest! Last night of music up here at Summer Camp. Some late night moe. and Twiddle coming up after Big Gigantic and Griz. Sunday Funday! Hope [...]
What a great weekend its been so far and its ONLY Saturday! Its been sunny and in the high 70s since Thursday and the morale is high! Joe Russo's Almost Dead just hit the stage and then the night continues on with the New Deal > Victor Wooten > Umphrey's McGee > moe. > Umphrey's > moe. > The Floozies > STS9!!!!!! Ummmm yes you read that correctly! Come party with us!
Holy cow is it busy! Both the booths at Summer Camp are killing it! There are tons of people walking around, soaking up the sun, and catching all the great music! Went to bed last night listening to the Infamous Stringdusters. Excited to catch a little Umphrey's McGee later on. Hope you're out having a fun holiday weekend!