adventures in dysthymia

Saturday, May 14, 2005

The Florida Folk Festival

Just two weeks until the Florida Folk Festival, May 27, 28, 29. This is 53rd annual occurence of the longest continuously running festival of its sort in the country and my fifth time taking part.

They hold it at the Stephen Foster park up in White Springs (not far from me), on the Suwanee...which is in serious flood stage this year. Shouldn't cause any problems though the riverside Gazebo Stage may not be usable. This is usually the dry season! Only once has the event been moved to the fall because of flooding, back in the early 70s.

That was the year after the hippies descended on the festival and swam naked in the Suwanee.

Headliner is Emmylou Harris. Maybe not my choice for a 'folk festival' nor what I would consider the best use of funds...but I'll take in her performance none the less. What I look forward to, though, is seeing all my friends, old and new, doing their thing on a dozen stages and playing around the campground fires.

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