I was there too man! Sucks I got tons of voicemails from my buds saying im missing the swell. I expected the festival to be insane, and it was so much crazier than I anticipated. Pgroove was soo on point w/ their new keyboardist. Tea Leaf was stellar, Widespread melted my face off! There were so many great shows! So as bummed as i was, that i didn't catch the weekend swell, I drove through the night on Sunday to get back for some mon morn swell. The festival was epic and I have no regrets about ditching out on the Bertha swell for some good ol' hippy camping, with tons of mind expanding adventures.
3 night of camping, 4 days of Music. Marvin's Mountaintop, WV Included:
· Phil Lesh & Friends · Widespread Panic
· Gov't Mule
· Michael Franti & Spearhead
· Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood
· Keller Williams w. Moseley, Droll & Sipe
· Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival
· Mike Gordon
· Dark Star Orchestra
· Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
· The Avett Brothers
· Railroad Earth
· Tea Leaf Green
· The Bridge
· The Join (Shields & Shearer w. Benevento & Russo)
· JJ Grey & MOFRO
· Brazilian Girls
· Perpetual Groove
· Hot Buttered Rum
· Eric Lindell
· The Wood Brothers
· Pnuma Trio
· Danielia Cotton
· All Mighty Senators
· Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band
· MJ Project
Yeah, it was a blast! Rev Peyton's Big Damn Band, BassNector, and Lettuce suprised the **** out of me. SOJA sucked more then normal and Widespread followed by DarkStar late night was the most insane 6 hrs I have had in years. Definitely a whole other word up there. Got plenty of waves monday and tues to make up for it. Also heard it wasn't that good, that big, or that organized. Anyone get picked off by the cops/narcs on I-68? My buddy and I did..... had the drug dog sniff around the car twice. Scared the piss out of me. My heart was literally in my throat. Luckily, we got away and made it there safe.
On the way there we saw a bunch of people (prob about 7 cars) all sitting with about 5 cop cars, just after getting into WV. They looked miserable for good reason.
We had a great time, Phil & Friends played a great set as usual, heard Bassnector, some Hot Buttered Rum, and had very strange good times wandering around with all the heads... saw amazing artwork and glasswork. I usually have prints of my stuff to trade, but passed on it this time. I wanted to see pgroove sooo bad but we couldn't make it in time. I did have horrible drunken neighbors tho... not chill people at all, stole my keys I think, but luckily my girl had her set. Overall a good time, and we snuck out a little early and I got some of sundays waves.
Glad to hear some other people got out there, if anyone is heading to shows or whatever in the future, drop me a pm.
ah man, I would have gone, but I'm still paying for my last festival, which ended in a fat lawyer bill and scares of incarceration.(speaking of cops)
But I'm noticing nobody mentioned the pnuma trio set. If you guys havn't heard of them, I'd highly suggest checking them out. they just realeased a new cd, you can get it here... http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UWUOXTDY probably for the younger crowd, but these jams are pretty cool.