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URL icon « Reply #15 on: February 20, 2009, 04:11:00 PM »

I need to learn an instrument that is easy to bring with, unlike the drums Frown
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URL icon « Reply #16 on: February 20, 2009, 06:14:32 PM »

Hi there 12_string !

Sounds like we should get talking: I'm a Telluride fest virgin as well this year and coming all the way from the UK! so, what's your plan of action? how are your trip plans working out? I'm on the verge of booking flights but still humming & haahing about it...just want to get the best possible deal!
I've also been looking forward to this for longer than I can remember and have been working in earnest on that authentic UK Bluegrass singing accent...It's all about feeling lonesome and yearning for those hills of west Virginia I think...well it's definitely a sign if you've never set foot in the US !  LOL

I was going to book at Lawson hill campground, but from this thread I'm thinking maybe it's best to go for Mary E Illium?

Hello Lalagay, (should I ask?)

Yes the strangers in a foreign land should gather mass.  Wink

We missed out on the Town Park & Warner tickets, but given that we'll have a car (and there are no vehicles allowed in town) we'd win by being closer ... but the car would still be miles away so we'd end up carrying passports, tickets etc etc with us all the time.

There are three of us flying out, one couple and one gooseberry (me!).  We've done all the humming and haahing and finally decided to go BA from Heathrow direct to Denver.  All the US carriers stop at a hub and some of the return flights would mean leaving site at 4am to make sure that we made Denver 3 hours before the return flight.  We'll sort a rental car from Denver and it's about a 350 mile drive from there.  Finally, a vehicle pass for Mary E Ilium so we have somewhere secure near to the canvass palaces to lock the crown jewels away whilst we're out playing.

Flight prices are going up it seems so we've jumped in an booked. The preference to fly direct left only one option - BA.
We're all fairly regular travellers to the US and I find if you speak slowly and drawl a little - they can understand most of what you're saying ... well until you mention car parts (boot, bonnet, indicators, windscreen .... you'll get a blank look).

So, where abouts in the UK are you, how many of you are travelling, how long are you thinking of going for; oh.... and do you play an instrument?

It's a great line up so make sure you get your flight booked,

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URL icon « Reply #17 on: February 21, 2009, 12:35:29 PM »

Hi there 12_string !

Sounds like we should get talking: I'm a Telluride fest virgin as well this year and coming all the way from the UK! so, what's your plan of action? how are your trip plans working out? I'm on the verge of booking flights but still humming & haahing about it...just want to get the best possible deal!
I've also been looking forward to this for longer than I can remember and have been working in earnest on that authentic UK Bluegrass singing accent...It's all about feeling lonesome and yearning for those hills of west Virginia I think...well it's definitely a sign if you've never set foot in the US !  LOL

I was going to book at Lawson hill campground, but from this thread I'm thinking maybe it's best to go for Mary E Illium?

Hey Lala,

You may want to check with some of the Town Park veterans because I'm pretty sure I read somewhere on this forum that some TP regulars were looking to score you a Town Park campground pass. I recommend you reach out to Ron of Ron N Deb infamy as he's got the 411.

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Hey there!

Thanks for the info, indeed I am aware of the immense privilege of being on the list for a Town Park campground pass up for grabs, and backed up by Ron as well as Jailhouse Rob (who's been filling me in on the ins & outs of TBF and answering all my newbie questions). I'm not sure how I got so lucky, but I'm keeping track of that and if it happens I will be eternally grateful to them all  Medal
However, I still want to book tickets for Telluride Festival with a camp pass, just to be 100 % sure that I've got my place at TBF 2009 ! Everyone I've spoken to seem pretty optimistic about me getting a TP pass, but you can never know what might happen, and apparently the returns won't really start flowing in to Planet Bluegrass till april, and I can't take the stress of not knowing if I'll make it till then! So this is just me keeping on the safe side, and getting in touch with my fellow festivarians in the process  :)
Thanks for being on the look out for me though!  Thumbs Up

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URL icon « Reply #18 on: February 23, 2009, 01:39:15 AM »

Gay
we have a lot of camps to cover...
But YOU Mlady are on the Top of the Virgin List !
So Dont Worry make your plans ..
This is what we Do !
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Gay
we have a lot of camps to cover...
But YOU Mlady are on the Top of the Virgin List !
So Dont Worry make your plans ..
This is what we Do !
 Cheers


I'm sure that's making Lalagay feel better .... but what about other festivirgins (like me?).  Is the offer of help exclusive to UK festivirgins? (because I fit that camp too).

It would be great to get on the list so let me know if there's something special I have to do, cheers.
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URL icon « Reply #20 on: May 17, 2009, 10:38:53 PM »

 Wave Hey! Here comes another virgin. Whoa- haven't said that in a while. lol
So many ????'s Not much time. Yea!
How early do you need to  get to (can you get to) Ilium?  How primitive is primitive?  Water? Any electricity? ( I need my phone charged to find my sister and her boyfriend who got a Golden Ticket in the lottery their 1st year!)
And what do you do with your guitars during the day? What is instrument check? How much? How safe? Where? No one wants to lose a baby.

It says  "tents". I'm driving a conversion van. Is that okay?

I know, lots of questions, but please but gentle with me. It's my 1st time.

Looking forward to a harmonious vacation!
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URL icon « Reply #21 on: May 20, 2009, 02:43:39 PM »

Ilium is open on the Sunday before the festival, maybe Saturday (not sure). If I remember correctly it started getting pretty crowded on Tuesday night.  Primitive, is pretty primitive.  No electricity, port a johns, ice delivered to camp for purchase, fee showers at the high school (by way of shuttle), I think instrument check is at the festival grounds(not sure as the only thing I play well is the radio).  When we needed to charge our phones, we would go eat at Baked in Telluride (local restaurant) and try to find an unoccupied outlet to get enough juice to last a couple of calls. As for the van, you will need a vehicle pass in addition to your camping pass to keep it in the campground, you can drive in to load / unload, but for it to stay at camp you need a vehicle pass (and it has to stay, no in and out privileges with that vehicle pass).
Hope this helps answer some of your questions.

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