My day: Got to the park at a respectable noonish. Got an obligatory coffee, met up with friends and just enjoyed some of the free Sunlit stages. This is the way Folk Fest should be enjoyed! Totally relaxed, big smiles, feeling great.
I did something different, this time: I did not bring all my Folk Fest gear. I did not have a little home base to crawl back to, occasionally, at the main stage. It was weird. But it was liberating.
Anyway, what else can I say ? Lots of mud, lots of fun! Had the best time with Folk Fest buddies.
Who I came to see: Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
Who blew me away: Dakha Brakha was really cool! Didn’t expect that at all. But it was Matt Anderson who really amazed me. What a powerhouse!
Highlights: The workshop featuring The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, Saidah Baba Talibah, and Naomi Shelton was on fire! Throw all that talent together and BAM!
Seeing the super moon along with everyone, at the mainstage.
Best part of the day: Getting to spend the entire day with two really great ladies. Non-stop fun and lots of laughs.
Regrets: I really should have worn rubber boots. I basically wrecked my good sandals. Something to add to next year’s guide.
Overall: Some great moments and some so-so moments, but that’s to be expected. I always have such a good time and learn about so many new artists. I’m never quite ready for it to be over, but at the same time, I’m so ready for a break.
See you all next year.