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URL icon « Reply #615 on: February 01, 2018, 11:32:19 AM »

Thanks for sharing Todd. Look forward to having you and your wife in camp this year!  Cheers
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URL icon « Reply #616 on: February 01, 2018, 11:40:25 AM »

Great story Todd.

When I pass, I plan to have my ashes scattered in Town Park so I'll be there forever. Flower

Looking forward to tipping a few glasses with you in June. Cheers
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URL icon « Reply #617 on: February 01, 2018, 11:48:35 AM »

Just remember Mayor, there are no open fires allowed in Town Park! Pirate
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URL icon « Reply #618 on: February 01, 2018, 01:46:01 PM »

Last year we had caught every set on the main stage on Thursday and Friday with our little tarp squeezing into the front despite having high tarp line numbers. Saturday we decided to sleep in, and ride our mountain bikes into town from Mary E. There's a great trail (the galloping goose) that connects the Illium area to Lawson Hill area (and the Telluride Brewery). Part of my personal goal at TBF was to do as much riding and hiking as I possibly could. First some back story:

In 1989 when I was 16 my Dad and I rode our bikes from Silverton to Lake City, then Lake City to Ouray, and Ouray to Telluride, and finally Telluride to Silverton. We had spent many times in southwestern Colorado, but it was our first time to ever be in Telluride. We had no idea what to expect, and had only planned on Telluride being a pit stop along the 225 mile ride crossing 4 above 12,000 peaks. Telluride blew us away and we ended up staying two nights and swore we were going to come back together some day.

In 2011 my Dad passed away after a quick battle with cancer. My wife and I had always dreamed of attending TBF for years. Seems I was always a day late and a dollar short on getting tickets. So in 2015 I told my wife whose birthday is on Summer Solstice that for her 40th Birthday we were going to TBF! I diligently followed Planet Bluegrasses posts and was on the phone the second tickets went on sale and finally scored two passes and camping at Illium.

So on Saturday after lunch in camp we rolled out of Illium with the goal of stopping at TBC for a few pints on the way to town and the festival grounds. On the way to TBC the trail passes a bridge over the river that is covered in Tibetan prayer flags, we'd been on this trail earlier in the week, so I was prepared. I'd brought with me a few of my Dads personal items, A beartooth necklace that he wore for nearly 30 years of his life, which I was wearing, and two of his monogrammed cufflinks he'd had since highschool. I wanted a piece of my Dad to be at permanent rest in one of his favorite places in the world. I paused on the bridge for reflection and tossed one of the cufflinks into the river. We rode on to TBC and skulled a few pints of their incredible brews, while sharing with their brewmaster a few choice beers from some of our friends breweries from back home in Oklahoma.

After finishing up at TBC and getting our growler filled we headed on into town. The ride was amazing and only took an hour of actual riding time from Illium to Town. We arrived in time to catch YMSB, and then to have an amazing dinner in town. That night was Elephant Revivals nightgrass show, so we were trying to pace ourselves for the long evening. We locked our bikes downtown, and headed back to the festy grounds, where I tossed the other cufflink into the pond in Town Park, so a piece of my Dad would always be in Telluride. And that is my greatest TBF memory. See you all this summer!

You are killin me! Such a beautiful story! Hugs all around!
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URL icon « Reply #619 on: February 01, 2018, 03:56:09 PM »

Our first year was 2010 and we attended with close friends and their baby. They had a family of close friends with us as well and we made friends with a another couple as the moms all chatted baby stuff. Throughout the weekend we had a wonderful time, teaching the kids (and some adults) to hula hoop, enjoying one another's company, and just blissing out on the festival.

On Saturday at sunset, my husband pulled out his camera to record us boding at just the right time. He thought he was capturing the sunset and the kids, but ended up capturing our favorite would-be tradition of the weekend... Dancing and playing with friends new and old to "Circles Around Me' during Sam's set. One of our new friends was even magically able to hula hoop for the first time after trying to "get it" for years. Ever since, that song brings me joy and my most beloved memories.

For anyone interested... https://youtu.be/4DPwhQ_K8lM

Thanks for sharing a sweet video! Loved it.  Dr. Love

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URL icon « Reply #620 on: February 02, 2018, 07:32:35 AM »

Our first year was 2010 and we attended with close friends and their baby. They had a family of close friends with us as well and we made friends with a another couple as the moms all chatted baby stuff. Throughout the weekend we had a wonderful time, teaching the kids (and some adults) to hula hoop, enjoying one another's company, and just blissing out on the festival.

On Saturday at sunset, my husband pulled out his camera to record us boding at just the right time. He thought he was capturing the sunset and the kids, but ended up capturing our favorite would-be tradition of the weekend... Dancing and playing with friends new and old to "Circles Around Me' during Sam's set. One of our new friends was even magically able to hula hoop for the first time after trying to "get it" for years. Ever since, that song brings me joy and my most beloved memories.

For anyone interested... https://youtu.be/4DPwhQ_K8lM

Thanks for sharing a sweet video! Loved it.  Dr. Love


Cry like a baby, turns on a switch! Man just really hits the mark! This song that voice that view and family all around. Captures what I feel in my heart. Perfect memory! Smite??? strange one
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URL icon « Reply #621 on: February 11, 2018, 10:17:40 AM »

My very first TBG and I had no ticket. Was scooped from work by friends and we hit the road for a Fest we all had heard about through the grape vine. No money, not enough to get us all in. Sitting by the river thinking, I belong in there, those are my people. LOL Ferg let us in on Sunday last set i think. and the next year we all had tickets and the entire right front row was let in the poser pit including me. So fun and so gracious.

Every Fest for many years I would get home, exhausted, tan, dirty feet and feel so good. Cathardic, retreatish, excited about music and feeling very much connected to nature and the goodness of other folks, I would write the planet a thank you letter. Very well organized, smooth for a Fest and roomy, not packed in, and the audio was just insanely good. All things considered each fest an original experience.....goosebump city batman.

Guys in tutus gotta love that one and The Boom Chicks. Fun spirit! Good times.
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URL icon « Reply #622 on: April 05, 2018, 07:37:32 PM »

Beautiful moments Todd G! What part of OK do you hail from? I'm a Henryetta girl, but moved to CO in 1976 and haven't left yet. Probably never will.  Cheers
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URL icon « Reply #623 on: April 05, 2018, 08:09:32 PM »

Beautiful moments Todd G! What part of OK do you hail from? I'm a Henryetta girl, but moved to CO in 1976 and haven't left yet. Probably never will.  Cheers
Originally I'm from Tahlequah. Spent a few years in Ned/Boulder area. In Tulsa now.
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URL icon « Reply #624 on: April 18, 2018, 12:15:12 AM »

Heck of a story Todd Cheers here's to that same ol river and the comfort it's ripples bring
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