|Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 7:20 pm Post subject:
| Fantastic weekend. I cant express how glad I am this happened and impressed by everyone and their individual contributions. Just a really nice vibe, never a boring moment, great weather, great food, beautiful scenery and greenery, the ducks, the frogs, smell of campfire and dew, lots and lots of laughter, talent on the instruments, beautiful vibrant children playing and learning, hugs and kisses, smiles, the food quality was unprecedented (holy crap), and I got to jam lots of Ween with Ken and Elise!
I have to admit though it was a relief to get a PA system set up, it was looking grim for a while! Thanks Doug Dave and Simon for helping make it happen! Missy coming through with the drums was huge, we had a great set up that was perfect for our group. Kids getting drum lessons was a really nice bonus. Christian's friend (Mike?) was thrilled on Sunday to find a drum set. He was a fantastic drummer who hasnt played in a few years after losing his kit.
Doug was the voice of the party, who has two speeds, fifth and neutral. I felt like this was the first year getting to know you buddy, and its a pleasure. Enjoyed our trip to the party store and the jams. You had me in stitches Sunday morning from your dawn of the dead march out from the tent two hours after you passed out through the bailey's breakfast through to eventual pass out. Sorry you missed the trip to the cemetary.
Im so friggin glad Dismyt Dave made it out. I always love the songs he whips out and he holds down the key corner incredibly. Thats a tough place to be in absence of daf but Dave bore the flag like a soldier and the great duc would be proud. Dave I understand what you're going through and I think you probably got some good magic out of the weekend yourself. Your presence and all you do is greatly appreciated. We never did have that chuck-o game, did we? Next time your ass is mine.
Simon was awesome as usual. What a great musician with a personality to match it. Colin (Billy Awesome I presume?) was a great addition to the group too and I hope you come back. Our closing set Saturday was a lot of fun for me so thanks guys. Fight for Your Right to Party still echoes through the woods of Emmett I'm sure.
Betty Betty Betty!!!! Wow! I have to say I think I like the new Betty even more than the old Betty which I didnt think was possible. First to arrive and last to leave, spreading your betty love far and wide. You are such a special person, and Im glad I know you. Jay was great too. Lookng forward to having you guys over this summer!
I hope the the fest was worth the 10 hour drive for Ken Elise and chase because they made it for me. I really love you guys. That was sweet that you guys had time to stop by Sunday for beer and pizza and chill a bit. Im looking forward to our next visit. Maybe we'll make it out there before you get back!
The whole Ricketts family is great, they really spoiled us. I thank you all. Will be back soon.
There were a lot of faces I missed seeing, Sean and co, Rwhitey, and whats up with Darren (consul)? Has anyone heard from him?
Great pics - keep em coming!
Looking forward to some tracks too!
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