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Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 06 Aug 2010, 18:08
by Six String
Baron in 2010 wrote:Yeah, I can't take credit or blame for that! I haven't even begun to start in with forcing proper music on her.

I'm a strong possibility for this, by the way. We'll see.


I said I would stop saying I'm going to go since I never have attended, but if the Baron shows up it would make it not only tempting but practically obligatory on my part and if the Mrs. finds out he's coming she'll nag me until we do go.

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 06 Aug 2010, 19:29
by sloopjohnc
Dave/Hatz is more adventurous than I am at HSB these days. Friday is easy because there is really only one stage.

For Saturday and/or Sunday, my gameplan the last couple years is get there when it starts or close to, pick a favorite stage and stay there. Last year, it was the morning after my buddy Kevin's and my 30th HS reunion so we were in no shape to hike around.

Whether it's Dave or Kevin, we've each taken walks to see other stages while the other stays put. I think the days of Dave and I leaving our lawn chairs while we scouted out other stages is gone. As crowded as it can get around 3 or 4 in the afternoon, it is spread out pretty well and bathrooms (when I decide to use them instead of a eucalyptus tree or bush) and food is pretty damn accessible.

Except for Friday night, it would be my preference to stay away from the big Star Stage, which is murder to try and get a good view of the performers. There are so many good acts and stages, I'll opt for the better vantage point over an artist or a band that I might like better.

This is to Les: The music is great and it is a cool festival with a good vibe, however, I said last year would be my last because it was so crowded. But HSB is kinda like parenting----it's good to have a short memory and by the time the next one rolls around, I've forgotten the hassles from the one before. The hassles are more of my own making though, getting older and not wanting to put up with as much bullshit as I did when I was younger.

The music pretty much makes up for the hassle---last year we saw bluegrassers Kieran Kane and Kevin Welch, Billy Bragg, Robin Hitchcock, Mavis Staples, and Mike Farris (who was great) at one stage. We could've stayed and seen the Knitters next, but I was fried from the night before. That's a pretty great cast of characters for one five hour span though.

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 11 Aug 2010, 21:03
by Minnie the Minx
No schedule yet. Annoying.

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 10:39
by toomanyhatz
I'm 99% certain for this- Saturday at least and Sunday as well if I can swing it. Pillowz for all, some or none yet to be determined.

1. Minnie
2. Hatz

maybes so far- T. Willy Rye, Baron, Six String, Sloop, Pillowz, Slangking. Did I miss anyone?

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 22 Aug 2010, 11:20
by Minnie the Minx
I've emailed the organisers to see if they can have a guess as to when the day to day performances will be announced.

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 22 Aug 2010, 16:09
by sloopjohnc
My buddy Kevin and I are conspiring to make some of the weekend a fait accompli with our wives. The story is that if my wife has different plans, I can say, "But I promised Kevin," and he can say, "But I promised John."

I'll apprise folks of the scheme's success----or non-success.

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 04 Sep 2010, 16:16
by Dr. Baron
It's not booked yet, but I expect to be there.

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 07 Sep 2010, 23:20
by Muskrat
Potentially worth the trip in its own right.

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 08 Sep 2010, 14:56
by Minnie the Minx
still no day to day schedule! A tad mithered by this.

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 08 Sep 2010, 16:38
by sloopjohnc
Minnie the Minx wrote:still no day to day schedule! A tad mithered by this.


I'm mithered too.

What's mithered mean?

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 08 Sep 2010, 16:43
by Minnie the Minx
sloopjohnc wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:still no day to day schedule! A tad mithered by this.


I'm mithered too.

What's mithered mean?

:lol:

A litte bit bothered, irritated, mildly annoyed, discombobulated.

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 10 Sep 2010, 04:51
by toomanyhatz
Well, at least they've finally announced who's playing which day. It's a start. Exact scheduled for the week of, which seems a bit crazy. But I forgive them.

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 10 Sep 2010, 05:44
by sloopjohnc
toomanyhatz wrote:Well, at least they've finally announced who's playing which day. It's a start. Exact scheduled for the week of, which seems a bit crazy. But I forgive them.


Yeah, I saw that this evening. At least it's a bone to chew on.

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 10 Sep 2010, 14:41
by Minnie the Minx
toomanyhatz wrote:Well, at least they've finally announced who's playing which day. It's a start. Exact scheduled for the week of, which seems a bit crazy. But I forgive them.


Delighted to see Patti Smith playing the day we have to fly back to Austin :roll:

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 10 Sep 2010, 16:56
by sloopjohnc
Minnie the Minx wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:Well, at least they've finally announced who's playing which day. It's a start. Exact scheduled for the week of, which seems a bit crazy. But I forgive them.


Delighted to see Patti Smith playing the day we have to fly back to Austin :roll:


Yeah, I saw that and wondered if you'd be mithered.

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 14 Sep 2010, 01:13
by Minnie the Minx
If anyone attending needs my US mobile number just pm me - very handy to have when needing to find each other there! You might already have Baron's but will send them both out if anyone wants to meet up.

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 20 Sep 2010, 00:21
by sloopjohnc
With the new job, I don't think I'll be making Friday. I talked to my friend Kevin, and he's going on Saturday with his wife and talked to me about Sunday.

I'd rather go on Saturday, and I don't mind leaving Kevin in the lurch, so Dave, if you are coming up and want to hang on Saturday, my family schedule allowing, maybe you and I could hang that day and meet up with Baron and Minnie there or for dinner.

Just an idea.

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 24 Sep 2010, 05:57
by sloopjohnc
So. . . what's the plan?

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 24 Sep 2010, 06:36
by toomanyhatz
Well, I'm in for both Saturday and Sunday. All freaking day. Carolyn is probably not, though not sure if she'll do part of each day or all of one. I like the Saturday meet up idea and will discuss with her.

Re: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass October 1,2,3rd 2010

Posted: 24 Sep 2010, 13:50
by Minnie the Minx
saturday afternoon into evening sounds great to us - and drinks / grub afterwards?