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  posted on 7/8/2008 at 06:26 PM
Hands down the best time of my life. Just a few of the highlights, and youtube has got videos going up by the second.

Thursday- Got in around 5pm, set our stuff up and drank heavily. Everyone was insanely happy, and everyone headed in around 7pm. Zappa plays Zappa was cool, but we moved over to Mickey Hart/Kimock and that was a blast. Too much alcohol made for a short night, but it was a killer way to start off the festival.

Look up "rothbury sherwood forest" on youtube. The two main stages required everyone to walk through the forest to get there, it was wild.

Friday- Drunk by noon. Lots of stuff going on today, and if anyone here knows what "mali's" are, it made the day go by real fast. (4pm)Snoop Dogg was actually really cool, got the crowd going real crazy. One of the biggest crowds was for him, then got gradually bigger for 311 and the biggest for Widespread Panic. I was dosed from about 530 to 1am and didnt actually go to the stage for Panic, (for whatever reason?) but you could hear the music from anywhere on the grounds. Jimmy Herring tore up that show like I couldnt believe. Check out Panic on youtube also, Ive really never heard that much scorching/fast/jamming/bending/killer guitar since the ABB shows i went to last year. (1am)Primus was good too, Les can really play alot of stuff on that bass. Not a cloud to be seen yet. Fireworks started RIGHT when Panic ended, they were really cool too (maybe cuz of the mali's (pure mdma)).

Sat- Still not a could to be found. Beer started at 4pm. Hung out with some girl who took acid for the first time all day, that was pretty funny, she wouldnt stop laughing. Some cool folks from Texas invited us to smoke/drink at thier spot(6pm), did that for a while and went in to see SoulStew. Great show, Key to the Highway smoked, Hey Jude was great, but I expected to hear Duane's classic lick right when the solo started, awesome anyway. Ended in enough time to get over to Dave Mathews Band(9pm), picked up some doses on the way, ate them right away. Maybe this crowd was the biggest? Great set and great energy, even though Im not the biggest fan of DMB. Hung out in the magical forest after and almost lost my brother(mentally), he re-grouped though and we set off for STS9(midnight-230). These guys are unreal, but only check them out if you can handle a little electronic music. Not that they are techno, but its all instrumental stuff, with guitar/bass/a bunch of keyboards/drummer (who rocked) and soundboards/and light shows. I really liked how they played, changing the beat/sound every couple minutes, and then exploding into a trance like jam. Good night.

Sun- Almost dead by now, but no clouds yet. Shade was a major contributor to me staying sane, the sun was getting brutal, although it wasnt that hot, the sun was inescapable. I slept most of the day, but got into the beer cooler by 3. Our neighbor came up and offered us some Jerry Garcia print acid, we didnt decline. Feeling good again, we headed in for Mule(6pm). Im not sure, maybe John Mayer, or it was just that time of day to go back to the tent for a minute, but there was not alot of people when we got there. We walked right up front, about the 15th row if they had them, and waited. Killer set by Mule, Warren opened up strong and didnt let up. I was almost too drunk now, but we took the Garcia and waited for Phil. The first set was insane(9pm), Warren played with them, and the songs were perfect. After Warren had to go they took a little break, so we took some more acid(10?). I couldnt believe how available ANYTHING was there, that was different. I didnt know anything about his band, and Larry Campbell is a great guitarist, but this Jackie Greene guy stole the whole show. He played guitar/acoustic/hammond b3/harmonica, and sang most of the time, all perfect. They took a little break, so we took some more acid. I couldnt believe how available ANYTHING was there, that was different. It was totally different music, so its hard to compare, but he was probably tied for my favorite guitar performance of the festival with Herring and Warren. Check him out on youtube also, Jackie Greene, only 28 yrs old. The last walk back through the forest was sad(1am), but everyone would randomly cheer and the whole place would erupt in screaming/clapping/applause.

I heard from many people that Bonnaroo may be crazier, mainly because of twice as many people, but this was the best festival they have ever been to. The weather, people, line-up, countless activities, art, and just amazing landscape made for the start of something wonderful. I couldnt imagine a festival on a flat, dry field.....without the forest...lake...hills...and oh yeah, CHECK OUT THE FLYING MONKEYS ON YOUTUBE..That monkey thing freaked out more people that the forest, and that is a statement. There also was a plane painted a million different colors that flew backwards over the camping all day thursday, weird. Now im rambling, but i dont want to let go, it WAS THE COOLEST THING OF MY LIFE.

Hopefully I can see some of you there next year, and maybe see some Allman Brothers Band too????? Oh god,

The only thing I wished we did different, is make it to see:
Black Keys
Slightly Stoopid
Medeski Martin Wood
Phish mini reunion
Perpetual Groove
The Wailers





 
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  posted on 7/8/2008 at 06:34 PM
Good to hear the reports from this one. If I were able to attend any festivals this year I would have gone with this one (Boneroo doesn't really hold any fascination for me) Sounds like a great line-up, a lovely location, excellent extracurricular activities. What was the camping like? Jam packed?

 

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  posted on 7/8/2008 at 06:56 PM
I mean, there were like 50,000 people, but it didnt seem that crowded. The camping area was huge, I mean huge, try to find a aerial photo.

There wasnt any boundries for campers, they just said to set up next to your car, and most people had a tent and a "shade tent" to hang out in. The average campsite was probably like 20-30ft long, about 15-20ft deep. Some were way bigger though, people who came in groups of like 20 had enormous spots, with multiple tents/trampolines/grills and there was still room for the dealers/whoever to walk around between the tents. In my opinion, nothing was overcrowded, but like I said, there were 50,000 people.

 

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I mean, there were like 50,000 people, but it didnt seem that crowded. The camping area was huge, I mean huge, try to find a aerial photo.

There wasnt any boundries for campers, they just said to set up next to your car, and most people had a tent and a "shade tent" to hang out in. The average campsite was probably like 20-30ft long, about 15-20ft deep. Some were way bigger though, people who came in groups of like 20 had enormous spots, with multiple tents/trampolines/grills and there was still room for the dealers/whoever to walk around between the tents. In my opinion, nothing was overcrowded, but like I said, there were 50,000 people.

 

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  posted on 7/8/2008 at 07:06 PM
The Mule and Phil sets were great!! iClips Network has been bringing to you live...

 

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  posted on 7/8/2008 at 07:17 PM
i issed the mule,but phil and friends
 

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  posted on 7/8/2008 at 07:23 PM
Mule played "Get Out Of My Life Woman" which is a song that Soul Stew play. That was quite interesting and FUNKY




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  posted on 7/8/2008 at 07:53 PM
That's awesome! I have to go next year. Mule sounded great from the internet cam, but you might want to take off slightly stoopid from your list...maybe it was because it wasn't live but they seemed a little more than slightly...

 

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  posted on 7/8/2008 at 09:18 PM
Glad it was awesome! I was first put off by the headliners, but later on I checked the 'depth chart' and realized that the Rothbury was to be awesome - never mind the phenomenal campground/atmosphere pics on their website. This will be a frontrunner for my next festival in '09.
 

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  posted on 7/9/2008 at 09:20 AM
Good to here. Plan on being there next year
 

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  posted on 7/9/2008 at 10:52 AM
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I mean, there were like 50,000 people, but it didnt seem that crowded. The camping area was huge, I mean huge, try to find a aerial photo.
This sounds great - looks like I have at least one thing on my to-do list for next year (was hoping that the camping scene wasn't quite as crowded as Bonaroo).

 

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  posted on 7/9/2008 at 11:37 AM
good review. i've read some others and it seems like rothbury will be a good festival for years to come (unless they turn into bonnaroo)

here's a link to the jambase review, lots of good pics - including one of susan, derek, & col. bruce.

http://www.jambase.com/Articles/14430/Rothbury-07.03-07.06-Michigan

 

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