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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 06:39 PM
Besides me

http://www.locknfestival.com/

 

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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 07:46 PM
I'm heading over early afternoon. The only days I can make are Thursday and Sunday. Sunday will be tough, but I really want to see what the Colonel has up his sleeve.

 

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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 08:56 PM
I here you BB Sunday means missing opening day in the NFL but I guess I can DVR the Giants-Cowboys game. I had to get VIP seating because I am too busted up to hang in general population. Enjoy the shows!

 

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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 09:39 PM
Nice line-up!!!
 

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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 09:53 PM
Congrats on your VIP seats Scotty. I'm just doing the day tickets. I'm committed to being the designated driver for a rowdy bunch of aging Virginia fans for the Oregon game. Then Monday night i'm designated driver for the Redskins opening up against the Eagles. I'm in Fredericksburg so I'm looking forward to a lot of driving if I'm to make it to Lockin on Sunday.

I just can't resist the call of that Valley tomorrow. The weather should be spectacular and the music in that setting should really sooth my soul. I imagine it will be an entirely different experience than Monday night at FedEx Field.

 

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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 10:22 PM
My 19 year old daughter and some friends, both male/female, are driving up from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

And...............SHE'S ENTIRELY TOO YOUNG FOR ANY OF YOU SICKOS ON THIS HERE MESSAGE BOARD!!!!!

 

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  posted on 9/4/2013 at 11:47 PM
Wow. You should be proud. A 19 year old wanting to check out a bunch of old geezers! Which act was the biggest draw?

 

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  posted on 9/5/2013 at 07:42 AM
Panic and Trey, for sure. But she's developed pretty decent taste in music and is exited about seeing most everyone - Warren, TTB, Crowes.

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  posted on 9/5/2013 at 10:36 AM
Grace with Mule will surely bring about a "Gold Dust Woman."

 

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  posted on 9/5/2013 at 10:40 AM
Gold Dust Woman would be great!

I've packed the car, I'm eating a healthy lunch, and getting ready to roll on out...

 

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  posted on 9/5/2013 at 03:47 PM
Report in the FWIW category.

Text from my daughter about 10 minutes ago:

"Nothing is organized.....all the volunteers quit because traffic was so bad. We've been waiting here in this exact spot for 3 hours. All the hippies are literally uprooting the gates and barriers to let cars in."

My response: "Festivals are fun!!!"

She went to Wakarusa this summer and just got absolutely drenched w torrential rains.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2013 at 05:26 PM
"all the volunteers quit because traffic was so bad"

Wow, that is terrible news. They probably shouldn't have left something as important as manning the gate to volunteers. I have a lot of experience working with volunteers, and the key to using them effectively is to not ask too much from somebody that you are not paying to work.

Having said that, how could anyone with half a brain NOT expect there to be a lot of traffic? With that lineup, I was guessing this was going to be around 40K-60K people. Put that many people in a relatively rural area of Virginia and you are going to have massive traffic, there is just no way around it.

I really hope they get things straightened out, but I have that "Oh no!" feeling in my stomach about this one. I hope my friends who are there aren't inconvenienced too much and have a good time.

 
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  posted on 9/5/2013 at 06:13 PM
I wish I could be there. It sounds like a Blast!!!

 

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  posted on 9/5/2013 at 07:30 PM
Take this as seriously as you want to, because you hear it often regarding festivals. I have a relative who works for the security firm doing security at Lockn. He told us they plan on having dogs available for this event. We've all heard this before, never to materialize. I thought I'd be remiss if I did not share this with you. I'd just prepare accordingly.

I hope it's a great show and no problems for those of you attending.

Enjoy!

 

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  posted on 9/6/2013 at 01:36 AM
I just got home from the only day I can attend. The only dogs I saw were the two I walked this morning before driving down to Lockin'.

Yes, the traffic was bad. Long lines getting in. I arrived early and park in the day parking lot. It was closest to the highway but a long walk to the stages. Walking in I had to weave in and out of bumper to bumper traffic. There were already a lot of tents up. Vending seemed pretty sophisticated. Not as good as New Orleans Jazz and Heritage but efficient.

The stage set up is fantastic. Two stages next to each other. As one band finishes the next band is already on the other stage. Break time between music was three to five minutes. Three to five minutes! Incredible.

There certainly could have been more staff in the lots but I got out, after the long walk, quickly.

I don't know what if the camping aspects went smoothly but the people seemed happy.

Musically? Wow. Warren is on top of his game. The Warren Haynes Band was on fire. Setlist from SetlistFM:

Man in Motion
River's Gonna Rise
Sick of My Shadow
A Change Is Gonna Come
(Sam Cooke cover)
Spanish Castle Magic
(The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
Pretzel Logic
(Steely Dan cover) (a few lines of All Along The Watchtower in middle)
Dreaming the Same Dream
Invisible
Hattiesburg Hustle
(band introduction after)
Tear Me Down

The Pretzel Logic was great. The Watchtower featured quiet piano and Warren's vocals... a real treat. The whole set was powerful.

Gov't Mule's set:

Steppin' Lightly
Scared to Live
World Boss
Broke Down on the Brazos
Captured
Banks of the Deep End
Dear Prudence
(The Beatles cover) (w/ Grace Potter)
Gold Dust Woman
(Fleetwood Mac cover) (w/ Grace Potter)
Whisper In Your Soul
(first time played; w/ Grace Potter)
Find the Cost of Freedom
(Crosby, Stills & Nash cover) (w/ Grace Potter)
Southern Man
(Neil Young cover) (w/ Grace Potter)
Thorazine Shuffle
Funny Little Tragedy
(w/ Thorazine Shuffle ending)
Soulshine
(Larry McCray cover) (w/ all Warren Haynes Band members)

Dear Prudence and Gold Dust Woman left me slack jawed. The Southern Man was HUGE. Incredibly powerful. Grace was explosive. The lyric trading between her and Warren was a real treat on all the songs they shared. The Soulshine with both Warren's bands was a wonderful way to close the Warren part of the festival.

String Cheese Incident were great. Very talented musicians. Their music fit right into the foothills of Virginia. In my opinion they get a little long winded. They were short in the "soul" department, especially when you compare them to Warren's bands.

Keller and the Keels kicked off the festivities with happy joyous tunes.

I'm really I glad I made the trip. Wish I could have stayed for all the nights. I was thinking about going back on Sunday but the traffic issues made up my mind. I'll stay home, watch football, and prepare myself to go to DC for Monday night's Redskin/Eagles match up.

 

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  posted on 9/6/2013 at 03:02 PM
Warren played a 12 string guitar during Gold Dust Woman. I've don't remember seeing it at previous shows. Is it new?

 

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  posted on 9/6/2013 at 03:33 PM
Warren's 12 string isn't all that new....he plays it on Railroad Boy with Mule when they do that one. I think I remember Farmer mentioning it's one of the only 12 string Les Pauls that Gibson has made.....pretty cool if you ask me.

 

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  posted on 9/6/2013 at 03:54 PM
It certainly sounded great!

 

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  posted on 9/6/2013 at 04:36 PM
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"all the volunteers quit because traffic was so bad"

Wow, that is terrible news. They probably shouldn't have left something as important as manning the gate to volunteers. I have a lot of experience working with volunteers, and the key to using them effectively is to not ask too much from somebody that you are not paying to work.

Having said that, how could anyone with half a brain NOT expect there to be a lot of traffic? With that lineup, I was guessing this was going to be around 40K-60K people. Put that many people in a relatively rural area of Virginia and you are going to have massive traffic, there is just no way around it.

I really hope they get things straightened out, but I have that "Oh no!" feeling in my stomach about this one. I hope my friends who are there aren't inconvenienced too much and have a good time.


I read an article earlier this week that referenced the promoters thinking in terms of 25,000 fans, but ya know how that goes. Looks like the weather is supposed to be good all weekend, & that could drive the numbers up a lot.

 

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  posted on 9/6/2013 at 05:28 PM
I think there were more than 25,000 there yesterday. It was hard to tell. I kept trying to stack them up in Nationals Park.

 

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  posted on 9/8/2013 at 10:10 PM
There was no Day Parking for ADA persons. That meant people with disabilities either had to walk from the day lot or go through the eight hour search line to park in ADA. I had a VIP ticket and could not make the walk to the VIP ticket area which was three miles from day park, and then had to wait an hour and forty five minutes-in the heat--for a golf cart to come and get me. I don't know why they insisted on such draconian search procedures but if they want have this festival again they are going to have to make adjustments.

 

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