Saturday, June 09, 2007

Coming Up – 10,000 Lakes Festival!

I’m real excited about going to the 10,000 Lakes Music Festival this year! First of all, I’m going to be meeting up there with a bunch of friends from far and wide. Jonny and Tonja (Spartan!) are really responsible for getting me there. I met them at Jam in the Dam in March and they raved about 10KLF.

My friends know that I haven’t camped in years. I love nature! . . . but I prefer to sleep on a bed. What can I say? I’ve somehow grown soft and decadent over the years. (Not that there is anything wrong with that!)

But J+T were persistent. . . Then Ankur and Ashwini sealed the deal. They urged me to camp with them, and I agreed. Now, it looks like Rob and Laura (from Madison) and Aaron (from Berlin) are also going – all fellow veterans of JitD! And, if at possible, my own dear one will be coming along too!

But I’m also delighted with the lineup. Some of you already know that I’m a long-time fan of Bob Weir (over 30 years!) and recently a big fan of Ratdog (more later on this topic, I assure you!).

Other bands I’ve seen and really enjoyed are . . .

  • The Tragically Hip
  • Zappa Plays Zappa
  • The Disco Biscuits
  • Particle
  • Galactic
  • The String Cheese Incident
  • Little Feat
  • Umphrey’s McGee
  • Trampled by Turtles
  • Keller Williams
  • Toubab Krewe

And more bands that I have wanted to catch . . .

  • New Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Derek Trucks Bank
  • Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
  • Govt Mule
  • Kaki King
  • Dubconscious
  • Pnuma Trio

That’s a LOT of really good bands! . . . and there are 20 other bands playing also!! This promises to be a rollickin’ good time.

Think about it. . . I'm serious here.

WED – SAT JULY 18-21, 2007

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