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Old 04-05-2013, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Summer Fun! Any festival goers?

What does the snowboard culture do for summer fun?

I get a lot of time off this summer (I get extra comp days since I'm the travel person on my job.) I have a shit ton of airline miles and a crap ton of hotel/rental car points. I am planning an actual vacation with hubby...maybe to the Balkans. Thats the plan right now.
We're also doing Kentucky Derby which we do every year.

But we're also looking for decent festivals or some events where we can camp out and have a good time. We were thinking Merlefest on TN...heard that was a good time. We'll prolly miss Coachella. But we're sorta interested in smaller (read: cheaper) local festivals. The more striking the locale the better! Even remote spots are good. We dont need running water. (We Mainers are a grubby people!) Any ideas?
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I'm going to Mountain Jam in (I think June) @ Hunter Mountain in NY.

Also Phish tour. Seen Phish yet? Go see Phish. You won't regret it.
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This one Sasquatch! Festival 2013, and this one 2013 Dates Announced | Bumbershoot 2012. And there's Hempfest too if that's your thing, though there's not as much mainstream music at Hempfest.
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Duuuude. Bumbershoot looks REDIC! If the lineup is even close to that good this year...that is going on the planning calendar. Oddly enough I have never been to seattle...that would be a perfect reason. Though the Sasquatch festival looks awesome too...and its rural vs urban which the hubby would like.
I would totally buy the super nice camping spot and then haul my ugly ass Wenzel with duct tape and marine tarp in there. Lol.
Some day we are gonna do Newport Folk Festival. Its hard tho becuase there arent many tickets sold and you have to have your life planned many months in advance.

I did Phish back in the day..at Loring AFB in Maine. I never followed them...but the Loring shows (Lemonwheel and the Great Went..97 and 98) were a great time.

Anyone done Buring Man? The big daddy of em all? I never made it...but someday.
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Should come to Calgary and go to the stampede! I hear it's fun... I've never been yet.

If I had more time off this summer I'd probably try to spend a week back country camping/hiking in Algonquin park.
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Summer is when I make most of my money so Im ususally to busy to plan trips then. But I would suggest blues fest in chicago, birthplace of the electric blues. Its a weekend in june and used to be free (probably still is). Tons of great (real) musicians who have been ripping it on their respective instruments for decades. And if you ever want to visit chicago, june is the start of the 4 month window where it is actually tolerable to be outside.
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ECC, Bumbershoot is pretty much like that every year. Admittedly, some years are better than others, but the lineup is most definitely solid, even in a "down" year. I've witnessed some fantastic bands throughout the years at Bumbershoot.
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I'm going to Mountain Jam in (I think June) @ Hunter Mountain in NY.

Also Phish tour. Seen Phish yet? Go see Phish. You won't regret it.
Both of those but Phish specifically, amazing. Where are you going to see them man, ill be at SPAC PNC Jones beach and probably merriweather, and i hope they have their own festival.
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Anyone done Buring Man? The big daddy of em all? I never made it...but someday.
Yeah, went in 96 or 97 when I lived in Reno. In my mid 20's, was a blast, now I'm in my 40's, probably wouldn't be for me. I'm kinda over the drug crazed dancing around a fire naked phase of life

I've heard it's toned down, and become more of a tourist thing over the years
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Sailfest! In New London, CT been there the past 2 years working, but i think imma take this year off and actually have some fun. It wraps up with the 2nd biggest fireworks show on the east coast.
Then theres bike week, but thats nothing new bunch of motorcycles blah blah blah.
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