7/17/12


Well, it took me a lot longer than anticipated to get these Folk Fest photos up. But here they are!

It was my first time at Folk Fest, but Mike is an old veteran. A bunch of us volunteered, which meant we were fed absolutely delicious meals, camped at a reduced rate, used the backstage road to get into the festival (ooh!), and didn't have to pay for a festival pass. It's a pretty sweet deal!

Folk Fest is a dreamy, magical place. People don't wear shoes very often, there's always someone dancing (more of that in the next post), and pretty music abounds. But to add a bit of realism, it was also scorching hot, I was sometimes a bit cranky, it was difficult to find shade, and the days were looong. Still... it was a fantastic experience!

24 comments:

  1. Folk Fest is glorious! I love it here in Calgary :)

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  2. Wow that looks like a great place, and these are some amazing pictures! Hope you had fun xx
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  3. yesss.
    i didn't get a hug from the free hugs guy this year, but i heard they were absolutely wonderful.

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  4. Great photos! We have a festival like that around here in Connecticut each summer. It's called "Gathering of the Vibes." There is definitely no shortage of bare feet there!

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  5. I wish we had something that looked half so cool where I'm living. It definitely sounds like it was worth the difficult parts too.

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  6. janis these photos are amazing! folk fest looks so fab. wish there was something similar in oklahoma! but then again, being outdoors all day when it's 110 degrees doesn't sound all that appealing. I'll just have to make a little trek up to manitoba instead ;)

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  7. ah yes. festivals. i just love em.

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  8. folk fest was here last weekend. it didn't occur to me until after it was over that i should have signed up to volunteer. it would have been so much fun! perhaps next year.

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  9. totally love these photos, seems like the weather was really awesome! and you all had a lot of fun!

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  10. definitely sounds like a great time even though it was insanely hot! what bands played?

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    1. i think i'm going to do a post on the new-to-me bands. but the headliners were iron & wine, devotchka, and feist!

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  11. I love the way you displayed these pics! :) Looks super fun!!

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  12. ah, the epitome of summertime! i miss the small music festivals hubby used to play at in college. the people were so wonderful & care-free.

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  13. looks like you had a great time! and feist!?! i loved to see her in melbourne! so cool!

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  14. Volunteering sounds like it has its benefits! Folk fest looks so fun, I can't wait to see more photos :)

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  15. What a lively event! Must be tiring to be there all day though

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  16. Just died at the line up!
    Sounded like a great time. Volunteering at festivals is my favorite.

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  17. You pictures are the best. By far :)

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