I had to go to Mountain Jam. What if I never did it again? What if I turned 30 and life just ends there? I mean, it won't, obviously. Life just keeps getting better. But what if I didn't want to ever go again?
Well, the Avett Brothers, Edward Sharpe, Grace Potter, and My Morning Jacket were all playing and it was held at Hunter Mountain, a quick ride upstate, so we went. And it was an awesome weekend.
|"Either chug it or toss it, but you can't bring it into the venue" |
This was during Mavis Staples' set.
|Top a tha mountain mornin to you!|
|Avett Brothers, I love you.|
|Kids at festivals, maybe. Babies? No.|
|Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros|
6.5 ft tall justin beiber lookalike + every jam band backpack =
our landmark for the weekend
|"Will you just hold my rock and put your energy into it?"|
I wish I could say I didn't.
|Fun seats for Avett Bros encore|
|So over it.|
|My Morning Jacket. Zach took this one (and some other awesome that I use on the blog). It needs to be big.|
Turns out, going to music festivals isn't something that I stopped doing because I'm growing up, it is just a hobby that I forgot to do :) I lived outside, laughed lots and listened to so many instruments and voices.
HOWEVER, I don't think I need to go if I'm not into the headliner. I saw WAY too much Warren Haynes.
- Mavis Staples. "I'll take you there!". Perfect in the sun.
- Lotus' late night set was dancy and funky and way better than expected.
- The people spinning fire at the top of the mountain after the sun went down absolutely mesmerizing. Like a rebel circus act, sticking flaming rods in their black from gasoline mouths, twirling blazing hula hoops and torching the grass. I spent most of Gov't Mule's set up top watching the fire people. Plus, the port a pots were cleaner up there.
- The people watching was hilarious. I suggest making the pictures bigger and looking at people in the backgrounds. Can you find the patriotic pants and pot belly?
- Hook Herrera, the super tall, hot pink and lime green poncho wearing Native American Indian guy who played the harmonica with Gov't Mule.
- No traffic or waiting. Anywhere. All weekend.
Dedicated to Liza Moody, of Friends Dress Alike. Sometimes friends dance alike.