Yes indeed, we had a lot of fun playing the Delaware Music Festival...as always. The weather was a bit on the iffy side: it was wet and cold as hell for a mid-April weekend. I think this really kept a lot of people home as it always seemed there were better crowds at past DE music festivals.
With so many bands and so little time we didn't get a chance to catch half the bands we wanted to see. Got to hang out with our friends Tony Travalini & The Still Lifes through most of the night. This is a great local band who've been on the scene here in Delaware for far longer than either of us care to mention. Unfortunately they played the night before and we missed their set. But it was great fun catching up with those guys...just like the old days huh?
We started off the night with an acoustic set by Cliff Hillis and his brother Roger at the Lighthouse. Now this guy is a workhorse; he just got done playing a set with Love Seed Momma Jump, played his acoustic set and then ran off for a 3 hour drive to Pheonixville, PA to play another show with Love Seed later that night. Man, this kid is goin' places, literally. After that we headed back to the Rudder to catch sets by The Venus Transmission (hey, wasn't that Shane from MNBLR on guitar?) and The Collingwood. Then we played our set...yada yada yada. After us was a tight set by Fat Daddy Has been and then on the inside stage we caught a rockin' (can you say that about a bluegrass band?) set by Delaware Rag. Those guys got the stage literally bouncing as members beat various percussion with their feet and as always put a big smile on my face. Oh, but it didn't stop there...oh no.
Then there was the party back at the hotel room. As you can see, those DE Rag boys sure know how to party! Thank God Ryan Cormier was there to document it all (the top 2 pics are from Ryan's blog, thanks Ryan!)...before the cop came...and then came again and busted up the party...and then the party moved to another room in the hotel. And wait, who's that fella in his tighty-whitey's and guitar?