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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 05:38 PM
I have been patiently waiting for a good report on the sights, smells and sounds from Wanee. Was the venue everything it was cut out to be? How about the party, what was it like. It is Sunday night, and the party goers should be rolling home about now I know the music was great...but we need more.

 

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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 05:55 PM
We all know the smells of wanee

 

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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 06:35 PM
Good title. Warren should put that in a song "The smells of Wanee"

 

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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 07:02 PM
Another thread tells a lot about the setlists. Roy Hallaway sat in w/ the Mule and ABB both nights, John Popper sat in with everybody. Warren came out Saturday w/ Galactic. No bug bites, but, it was cold under the trees of the Mushroom stage (i guess that was the Mushroom stage?). I think the fattest thing is that Warren and Dereck played their own sets right before the ABB played, so the guitars were HOT!!!!!!!!!!! from the first lick both nights. Unfortunately, it got so cold Satuday night that all my friends and I went back to the camp to warm up at the fire, although our camp was close enough to still hear Liz Reed to the encore of Whipping Post which they just absolutely KILLED. MY BEST SHOW EVER!!!!!!!! They've perfected taking turns in solos circling the muscicians and instruments and riffs, taking away a measure each time through untill the entire stage is just PEAKING HARD, (very nice when you too are PEAKING HARD
One thign I didn't see mentioned was the Mule teasing the Trenchtown Rock lick "Hit me with music", and then just hardcore MULE slapping you upside the head with music into a peak and back into the reggae riff. There were lots of mics in the crowd, so find yourself a copy of all the shows. Besides great music, nice camping, pretty nice weather (except the cold last night), great people, lots of party favors.... Sorry if you missed it, hope to see you again soon if you were there with me! PEACE!

 

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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 07:16 PM
I don't know who I'd check out, Mule or DTB? That's the worst part. Wish they'd start earlier so there's more music to catch

 

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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 07:18 PM
Hey all! Just got back in from Wanee. All I can say is GEEZO FLIP! I met some of the niceest folks there. We camped on the same spot as BigTrout and his crew, had the jam sessions right there at the campsite instead of the pickin' sheds. I got to meet Linnie, Sari, FarmerMaggie and Toovakynd, BigSixPeachHead and her husband, Lynn, Nic, Pixielf, MotherTeresa, Krishna, I saw TanDan, TerriB, PatrickCresnshaw and lefty again. I met so many folks I am going to havbe to sit down and make a list. Ecosense and PaulR were other new faces I met. I saw some Gabba folks who were nice enough to let us join them in their roped off section near the sound board. I got to chat with Oteil, Kofi and The Tour Mystic. The only complaint I have, and it's not really bitching, but it could have been 10-15 degrees warmer at night, but the daytime skies were clear, the temps were just right and the music and vibe was effin' AWESOME!!! On the way home, bluedad and I stopped at the Big House and got to see Kirk's vast ABB memorabilia collection. I don't know how I didn't pass out from sensory overload this weekend. TOTALLY FABULOUS!!


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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 07:20 PM
Awesome BDOB!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 07:28 PM
Oh man, I'm cryin on the inside, not having been able to make it (would have been my 20th ABB show, too) dispite months of planning. BigDave -- my bro BigTrout said you guys had a great time... well, I guess there's always hope for next year.

I am glad y'all had a good time and look forward to getting the instant live.

 

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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 07:42 PM
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Oh man, I'm cryin on the inside, not having been able to make it (would have been my 20th ABB show, too) dispite months of planning. BigDave -- my bro BigTrout said you guys had a great time... well, I guess there's always hope for next year.

I am glad y'all had a good time and look forward to getting the instant live.
Sorry we missed you BlueSky. Maybe next time for sure. We did make it to your Uncle Harold's restaurant in Valdosta. Nice guy and good eats!!

 

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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 07:55 PM
What was it like, you ask?

Well, imagine a beautiful park, a musical lineup to die for, sunshine and blue skies as far as the eye can see, friends everywhere, meeting new friends, quality food, fresh air, meeting, sharing, laughing, DANCING (my legs are so sore!), meeting a lot of great folks from Hittin the Note, great new talent - I really enjoyed Tea Leaf Green, Max Creek and Galactic! Robert Randolph sittin' in on Derek's show, Ron Halloway sitting in on Galactic's show-incredible!!, He also sat in on Derek's, Oteil's and the ABB's shows, Kofi sittin' in on the Peacemakers show, Susan singing and playing at Derek's show, My Favorite Things, moved to tears on more than one occasion during both of Derek's shows, a double dose of Mountain Jam, Liz Reed, Egypt, Instant Lives for both nights! Get the idea?

I can't remember the last time I had this much fun!

 

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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 07:58 PM
Wanee.......
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Just what I needed.
The Music was fantastic.
I personally like the ABB Saturday night show the best.
As far as the Warren, Derrick delima went (both playing at the same time)
Friday night was Derricks show and Saturday I stayed for Warren.
Both of those show were excellent
Also really enjoyed the band Tea Leaf Green (Whom I have never heard before)
Weather was breezy and very cool at night, wish I had left my gloves in the trunk of the car when I was loading up.
The venue, Spirit of the Suwanee......excellent place for a music festival, plenty of good eats, friendly people...........all great.
I was fortunate enough to meet Big Trout, LinnieX, and BlueDad.
Big Trout, may I also add.....Your CD....The Big Blue Daddy's........... ROCKS !!!!
Great Blues Music...Let me know when you make anymore disc !!!
Allright all,l still in a WANEE state of mind !!!
I'm staying in FL. for 2 more weeks...Taking that time, that we all need for ourselves, for sure
Have excess to a friends comp for a few more days.
I am ready to do it all again.
Peace to all...........Ayla

 

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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 08:03 PM
Mary & I got back from Wanee at 3pm after 5 hour drive back south to Cape Coral.

My 43rd birthday was Saturday 4/16 & what a way to spend it!

Quick capsule review:

ABB MUSIC:
4/15 B
Very good, but setlist seemed a bit flat somehow...
4/16 A
Band seemed ON from the start of Mtn Jam sandwich to Guilded Splinters, ILOER, then back into Mtn Jam. Just a great bday present, THANKS BOYS !!

Weather was beautiful blue sky during day, but COLD at night. Damn near froze to death standing in the Instant Live line after Whippin' Post on Sat. nite. But I wouldn't give up my 4/16 Bday IL for anything!

Spent time with Brother Theo & his wife, son. He has posted to our forum, loves the music as we all do.
He was even lucky enough to see DUANE back in the day.
Thanks Theo for your hospitality, let's do it again sometime!

All in all, a great time at one of our favorite places on earth!

More later as it comes back to me,

Allen from SW FL

 

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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 08:18 PM
I wanna WANEE some more even tho my feet hurt so bad from walking and standing all weekend and not to mention freezing my hiney buns off the last 2 nights but it was so worth it. The venue, the people and the music were just excellent. The Spirit of the Suwanne employees worked their butts off to get the park ready after it was underwater just three weeks ago when I was at Suwannee Springfest. I camped at the Hittin the Web Hangout and met so many folks from this site and I wish I could name them all but I know I would forget someone. I'll try after I have had a decent nights sleep! We tooks some pics this morning and maybe Lefty will get them posted. I can't wait to get my Instant Lives from my buddies at Kid Glove and I feel to so fortunate to have been able to hang with them all weekend. The turnout for this first Wanee fest was good in my opinion. Waneefest was the ultimate PEACH PARTY.

 

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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 09:00 PM
Got back to Colorado late this afternoon. Well worth the trip. Chilly when the sun went down, especially Saturday. Didn't feel crowded. Great mellow vibe. No hassels that I came across. The Spirit of Wanee crew did a good job - they know the program. I could have used some more varied food choices. We stayed off site in a cabin near the state park. My buddy's Dad (64 years strong) had his dogs with him on his way to Maine.
The overlap btwn Derek and Warren was problematic.
My favorite sets in order:
1. dTb Saturday - esp My Favorite Things and a great Leavin Trunk
2. ABB Saturday - YDLM w/ Popper and a souful Stormy Monday
3. Oteil Saturday
4. Dark Star Saturday
.............maybe I had a better buzz on Saturday................

Dissapointment:
ABB Friday setlist. Was expecting something Beaconesque, not a standard issue summer shed list. Same Thing was excellent, however. Sound quality and mix was outstanding.

Bottom line: Chill venue+outstanding players+mother nature=good times

 

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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 09:21 PM
I'm new to this chat, but not the band. This was about my 15th show, and it was one of the best yet. This was the first time I have ever been able to see the band 2 nights in a row. I have read the other posts about Friday's set, but all things considered (cool weather included), I just spent two wonderful days in a beautiful setting with some of the best music ever made. ABB sounded fantastic, Greg's voice was soulful as ever. The Mule put on a great jam and having John Popper come out and play with both bands put it over the top. All in all it was a great weekend and I hope they come back next year. I actually got a little sad on the drive home that it was over, but I'll be looking forward to the next show...
 

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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 09:49 PM
Yes the only down side in my opinion was Derek and the Mule on opposite stages at the same time on both days! It's like having to choose between your children or sharing your time with them and not having enough quality time with either one! What's a good Mother to do??
 

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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 09:55 PM
Thanks to all of you who attended Wanee and shared your experiences in detail here with those of us "family" members who weren't able to attend; it gives us something to look forward to!

 

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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 11:41 PM
I want to speak up in defense of Friday night's ABB show, not that anybody's slagging it too bad. The second the show was over, I knew that some people would find the setlist very standard and would complain, as I suppose they have a right to do.

This show was the heat, my friends. Pure intensity from start to finish, no weak songs, no energy lulls, just a whirlwind of power and tightness. I talked to several old-school music fans who thought this was the best show they'd ever seen, by anybody. "I've seen Zappa, I've seen the Dead, but I've NEVER seen anything like that," one guy told me.

"Trouble No More" was played with passion and ferocity that I've never seen before. "Desdemona" with Ron Holloway was an intergalactic jazz expedition. During Derek's solo on "High Cost of Low Living" I truly understood what the Sufi mystics say about your heart chakra opening and feeling limitless love for all living creatures. The second half of "Black Hearted Woman" after the drum solo packed an incredible amount of energy. "The Same Thing" was clearly the best version I've ever heard. In fact, I would say that about most of the songs on Friday.

Saturday definitely had its great moments as well, but I don't think Friday should be lost in the mix.

 
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  posted on 4/17/2005 at 11:59 PM


[Edited on 4/18/2005 by alec]

 

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Robert Randolph sittin' in on Derek's show


do you know what song or how long he sat in and how was it?

 

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  posted on 4/18/2005 at 12:07 AM
Robert sat in on "Joyful Noise" and it was freakin' awesome! Someone on another post, I forget who, said it was their favorite moment of the entire weekend. Truly special!
 
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  posted on 4/18/2005 at 12:07 AM
Big Dave couldn't have said it better, I truly believe that we had the best site in the
whole campground/festival area. To those of you who came by our jam, we say
"thank you"...and really I've met so many people who did come to see us play by our
campers, that came up to me and said really nice things.

For me I just got back home in the Boston area about an hour ago. Thanks to
all in our camp. Lefty, Linnie, Big Dave, Blue Dad, Brian, Angie, Fig, Leon, Big Trout
you know I love ya, Blue Sky, you were missed more than you know. Here's a little
wink to a pretty girl named Candice.

I still cannot believe how great Gov't Mule was, BOTH nights, and I've seen them so
many times. Really thank you to all the people that we met and thanks Big Dave, and
Blue Dad for the equipment and set up. 3 cheers for the "Wannee Wrecking Crew".

 

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  posted on 4/18/2005 at 12:08 AM
It was COLD!!! But the music was great!! Robert Randolph with Derek on "Joyful Noise" was my highlight along with all of the awesome fans and friends.

 

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  posted on 4/18/2005 at 12:42 AM
that's so sick, i can't wait to hear what randolph did with joyful noise and then how derek responded, i would imagine that being many people's highlights of the weekend. i'm also really surprised they put dtb and mule on at the same time, i know i would've picked dtb both nights just cuz i can never get enough derek, but that was pretty dumb of the schedulers.

 

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  posted on 4/18/2005 at 07:28 AM
Great descriptions, thank you. I think I too would have gone crazy hearing Randolph and Derek on Joyful Noises. Sorry to hear it was so cold.

 

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