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URL icon « Reply #630 on: February 26, 2019, 12:47:32 PM »

Being scooped up from work by friends and a loaded car my first Telluride. Not having enough money for a pass, no ticket, sitting by the river and listening to the music and thinking, I need to be there those are my people.
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Michael Martin Murphy and Willie Nelson. Those voices in the dark under the stars.
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URL icon « Reply #632 on: February 27, 2019, 06:16:27 PM »

Didn't think it would be possible to top our first TBF. But, last year in TP hanging with Duk Tape and all the fine folks of TP really topped it. There's no doubt that being in Town Park is the best option for camping, in my opinion no matter what type of festy goer you are.

Our first year we brought my oldest son and his girlfriend. They were 20/19 at the time. Last year we brought my younger son who was 13. He's been to many festivals, and concerts and camped out for extended periods in all forms of weather so we knew he'd be alright. However he is not that into acoustic music, unless its friends he knows playing. He used to play fiddle (Bridget Law of Elephant Revival was his first fiddle teacher), but now he really plays keyboard and symphasized music. He won't admit it, because he's a snotty teenager but he does like a lot of bluegrass, especially instrumentals. Anyway I knew he'd have a blast regardless.

So we never do anything half ass, like most of you other festivarians. We come for the full amount of time possible to camp. Our son, Addison was mostly excited about this, and the fact that he knew there'd be other kids. On the first day there he tried his first Crawfish Thanks Paul Thumbs Up, and already met almost a dozen kids around his age. By the time festival started we only saw him in the mornings, lunch, and sometimes dinner then as he crawled in the tent for bed usually around 11. He went on his first mountain bike ride, went on a few great hikes, and went out to eat dinner without any adults just kids. It changed his life. He probably only caught no more than 3-4 hours of music being inside the festival grounds, because he was having too much fun in camp, and he said he could hear it just fine.

As a parent, its rare to find a place, especially a place with so much adult acitivity, where you can feel comfortable letting your guard down a bit, and letting your child enjoy some real freedoms. It makes the experience so much more relaxing for all.

On Monday morning as were packing up, he kept crying. And as we loaded the car and said our final see you laters, he cried some more. When we got home he made me promise that we would go back. He even said he'd get a job and pay for his ticket. He talks/texts/messages with his friends from camp almost everyday. Folks are always talking about how Telluride changed their life, it's not just an adult thing. Hoping this years memories include a Ferrata trip! Is it June yet?

Hey Todd,

Haven't been looking at the forum much this winter (its been so good for us powder lovers!), just saw this. That's really cool about Addison!! Thumbs Up  Is he going on the Via Ferrata?

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Hey Todd,

Haven't been looking at the forum much this winter (its been so good for us powder lovers!), just saw this. That's really cool about Addison!! Thumbs Up  Is he going on the Via Ferrata?

Howdy Paul, I sure wish we lived close enough to take advantage of all that powder! We consider ourselves lucky if we get two ski trips a year, and unfortunately this year we only managed one.
Addison has lots of experience "on rope" but all of that has been rappelling, or caving. He doesn't really enjoy edges, or heights so I'm going to say no he won't do the Via Ferrata, though I might get him up there and let him do a tiny section to see what he thinks. He just got accepted into Jazz Band at his school and is now playing the saxophone. Lets all hope he doesn't want to bring it to TP!
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URL icon « Reply #634 on: March 14, 2019, 09:02:30 PM »

Didn't think it would be possible to top our first TBF. But, last year in TP hanging with Duk Tape and all the fine folks of TP really topped it. There's no doubt that being in Town Park is the best option for camping, in my opinion no matter what type of festy goer you are.

Our first year we brought my oldest son and his girlfriend. They were 20/19 at the time. Last year we brought my younger son who was 13. He's been to many festivals, and concerts and camped out for extended periods in all forms of weather so we knew he'd be alright. However he is not that into acoustic music, unless its friends he knows playing. He used to play fiddle (Bridget Law of Elephant Revival was his first fiddle teacher), but now he really plays keyboard and symphasized music. He won't admit it, because he's a snotty teenager but he does like a lot of bluegrass, especially instrumentals. Anyway I knew he'd have a blast regardless.

So we never do anything half ass, like most of you other festivarians. We come for the full amount of time possible to camp. Our son, Addison was mostly excited about this, and the fact that he knew there'd be other kids. On the first day there he tried his first Crawfish Thanks Paul Thumbs Up, and already met almost a dozen kids around his age. By the time festival started we only saw him in the mornings, lunch, and sometimes dinner then as he crawled in the tent for bed usually around 11. He went on his first mountain bike ride, went on a few great hikes, and went out to eat dinner without any adults just kids. It changed his life. He probably only caught no more than 3-4 hours of music being inside the festival grounds, because he was having too much fun in camp, and he said he could hear it just fine.

As a parent, its rare to find a place, especially a place with so much adult acitivity, where you can feel comfortable letting your guard down a bit, and letting your child enjoy some real freedoms. It makes the experience so much more relaxing for all.

On Monday morning as were packing up, he kept crying. And as we loaded the car and said our final see you laters, he cried some more. When we got home he made me promise that we would go back. He even said he'd get a job and pay for his ticket. He talks/texts/messages with his friends from camp almost everyday. Folks are always talking about how Telluride changed their life, it's not just an adult thing. Hoping this years memories include a Ferrata trip! Is it June yet?

And he's a really cool guy.
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