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URL icon « on: June 28, 2018, 10:51:43 AM »

Has anyone found any comprehensive blogs, writes-ups, etc about TBF 2018? I'd like to read about what I saw and what I missed, but I can't find anything online. It seems like there are a number of articles written leading up to the festival, but nothing after. Please share the link if you've read any good ones. Thanks, Ben!
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URL icon « Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 11:21:52 AM »

Found this photo gallery from Westword:
http://www.westword.com/slideshow/photos-the-45th-annual-telluride-bluegrass-festival-10469738
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URL icon « Reply #2 on: June 28, 2018, 12:01:11 PM »

On Planet Bluegrass's Facebook page they've posted some great shots of each day. Go to their photos and look through the daily albums.
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URL icon « Reply #3 on: June 28, 2018, 01:59:48 PM »

https://www.telluridenews.com/the_watch/news/article_bee73e64-7a61-11e8-a29a-3721e4919270.html

All’s well that ends well, meaning last week was an especially successful one for San Miguel County. But — whew! — there was a boggling amount of stuff to deal with. 

A hectic week was punctuated by the final note of Sturgill Simpson’s raucous set to close out the 2018 Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Before that, on June 19, a wildfire broke out near Brown Ranch off Highway 62; it was extinguished later that day, though other conflagrations in southwest Colorado continued to burn.

Later, the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning about three missing Norwood children — ages 1, 3 and 8, respectively — who may have been taken by their mother, who had an active arrest warrant and was identified as a “recognized methamphetamine consumer,” according to officials. Acting on an anonymous tip, authorities intercepted the party at the Family Dollar Store in Montrose; the children then went to child protective services, while the mother went to jail.

Friday, June 22, a bit of good news sprinkled in: According to Telluride Fire Protection District Public Information Officer Susan Lilly, “Quick thinking bystanders and a public access AED (automatic external defibrillator) saved a 62-year-old Kentucky man visiting Telluride with his family.” David Neyer had been standing in line for the gondola at Station Mountain Village when he complained of feeling light-headed and immediately collapsed. He was in cardiac arrest. After one shock from the AED, though, Nayer regained a pulse and started breathing on his own.

Also on Friday, an epic rescue attempt for an injured mountaineer commenced. This was on Mt. Wilson, which — at 14,252 feet above sea level — is the highest peak in the region.

“A call came in to dispatch a little after 11 a.m. for an injured hiker,” Lilly said. (She’s also the public information officer for the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office.)

The female victim had badly broken her leg well above timberline, at about 12,800 feet. The call went out for helicopter service and help from Search and Rescue volunteers — six of whom embarked on a 10-plus-mile hike at altitude to help.

Before they could contact the victim, however, a “helicopter-inserted team” did, just after 8 p.m. San Miguel Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Rector and several volunteers attended to the victim, put her in a litter, raised her to the chopper, and delivered her to the airport and a waiting ambulance at 8:40 p.m. She was treated at Telluride Regional Medical Center before being transported to Montrose Memorial Hospital.

The remaining members of the heli team were retrieved just before before dark; the ground team hiked back out under a bright moon.

All the while, the 45th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival — which annually brings some 20,000 people to the box canyon — was raging.

At the post-festival debriefing Tuesday morning at the Telluride Community Room was a Who’s Who of Telluride decision-makers, including Bluegrass Festival director Craig Ferguson, San Miguel County Coroner Emil Sante, Telluride Fire Protection District Deputy Fire Chief Dave Wadley, and the top law-enforcement officials from the Town of Telluride, Town of Mountain Village and San Miguel County.

The debriefing was conducted by Telluride’s Parks & Recreation Director Stephanie Jaquet, who quickly detailed Town Park attendance figures of 11,209 people on Thursday, 11,008 on Friday, 11,677 on Saturday and 11,782 on Sunday.

The 30 attendees then learned that 3,674 campers worried area ball fields and greenspaces this year.

Telluride Marshal Jim Kolar said his deputies “didn’t have many open container contacts and we had more arrests last year (10) than this year (6),” adding that only one detox hold occurred during the festival.

But Wadley’s staff was much more involved this year due to fire concerns. He said the initial fire inspection of vendors and food operators took three hours; it usually takes 30 minutes.

“We seemed to have a miscommunication which caused many vendors to have problems complying with rules for fire-extinguisher size,” he said. “I have no idea why people would rely on (tiny) extinguishers” in crackling-dry 2018, and recommended a more thorough vendor meeting next year.

He also reported three minor campground fires, due to improper propane usage, which resulted in one burned tent.

Designated smoking areas in the festival and campgrounds proved an unabashed hit, as the areas not only protected vegetation but also concentrated butt collections. Many voices argued for their inclusion in 2019, as well.

John Wontrobski, Town Park projects coordinator, said his main issue with the 2018 festival was “spread.” He explained that more and more people are bringing 40-by-40-foot tarps that are rarely filled yet take up valuable real estate. He mentioned that late arrivals sometimes struggle to find space to sit or dance.

John Cohn, security chief for both Telluride Ski & Golf and the Bluegrass festival, also noted materialistic Festivarians, citing a group that erected four large tents in a row and used one just for stroller storage. Cohn theorized that older Bluegrass attendees don’t stop coming — they just bring more family and more stuff until sightlines start disappearing.

But he praised the older crowd for knowing the rules and contributing to a well-run festival with few problems. Looking around at the many other representatives who’d reported smooth sailing, Cohn described the 45-minute debriefing as a “mutual admiration society.”

Just when things appeared to be slowing down, first responders became busy yet again Tuesday afternoon: Two vehicles collided head-on on State Highway 145 at the Applebaugh curves — between Sawpit and Placerville — at approximately 5:15 p.m. Five people were involved, and one required a Careflight helicopter transport to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. Three others were transported by Telluride EMS to the Telluride Regional Medical Center. A status on the patients’ conditions was not immediately available before press time Wednesday afternoon. The final person claimed no injury. Both lanes of traffic were closed for approximately 45 minutes, and one lane alternating traffic was in effect for approximately another 90 minutes.
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URL icon « Reply #4 on: June 28, 2018, 04:58:36 PM »

 Wave Glad to tune out for 1 week. That is a ton of not so good news FOM LOL. Thanks for the Articles..
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URL icon « Reply #5 on: June 29, 2018, 10:32:54 AM »

Thank you FOM, that was a great read, really appreciated it.
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URL icon « Reply #6 on: June 29, 2018, 11:17:28 AM »

So tarp size is an issue? Sonn they will be the size of NBA basketball courts. We can play pickup games between sets.

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URL icon « Reply #7 on: June 29, 2018, 11:35:54 AM »

So tarp size is an issue? Sonn they will be the size of NBA basketball courts. We can play pickup games between sets.

Our Gnome tarp is at least half court sized. But Damn if that thing wasn't full at most times of the day.

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URL icon « Reply #8 on: June 29, 2018, 12:30:11 PM »

So tarp size is an issue? Sonn they will be the size of NBA basketball courts. We can play pickup games between sets.

Our Gnome tarp is at least half court sized. But Damn if that thing wasn't full at most times of the day.

I have walked by the gnome tarp enough to know that it is well used real estate.  Unfortunately, this is not usually the case even in the shade area.  What I really "love" is the shade tent blockers that then don't come back to the festival grounds until the afternoon.  My EZ Up was was blocked 4 out of 4 days and it was in the second row!! 
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URL icon « Reply #9 on: June 29, 2018, 12:58:58 PM »

So tarp size is an issue? Sonn they will be the size of NBA basketball courts. We can play pickup games between sets.

Welp I do know some front tarps are as large as New York City with one guy so gee I had park it there LOL
Come in and sit down Free Range Mary had a good seat almost every day. Thank you jumbo tarp with 1 dude on it. LOL Medal LOL

It was huge! LOL LOL
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URL icon « Reply #10 on: June 30, 2018, 09:18:22 AM »

Here is one about the lead-up to the Fest.  Hope you like it.
It was just too much continuous fun to put pen to paper during the rest of the Festival.  Will memorialize it if I can at some point.

https://bluegrasstoday.com/telluride-2018-and-so-it-begins/

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URL icon « Reply #11 on: June 30, 2018, 01:42:28 PM »

Here is one about the lead-up to the Fest.  Hope you like it.
It was just too much continuous fun to put pen to paper during the rest of the Festival.  Will memorialize it if I can at some point.

https://bluegrasstoday.com/telluride-2018-and-so-it-begins/

GREAT piece, have shared it on social. Good job! Thank you
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As newbie, was shocked at the size of some tarps up front near soundboard... like 15x20 if not larger. 
And did feel fair number shelters in the back seemed to just squat and never return until final set of the night.  Was frustrating at times. Do feel some modifications to rules should be made.
Clustered smoking areas were super welcome for this non-smoker.  Really appreciated that.
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URL icon « Reply #13 on: July 02, 2018, 11:14:10 AM »

Here is one about the lead-up to the Fest.  Hope you like it.
It was just too much continuous fun to put pen to paper during the rest of the Festival.  Will memorialize it if I can at some point.

https://bluegrasstoday.com/telluride-2018-and-so-it-begins/

GREAT piece, have shared it on social. Good job! Thank you

THANK YOU, very much. Appreciate it.
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URL icon « Reply #14 on: July 03, 2018, 08:57:41 AM »

Thanks everyone for posting the links that you've found! It would be great if Planet Bluegrass staffed some well qualified volunteers to capture the weekend. I'm not one of them, but I bet there are some very talented writers who would jump at the opportunity. Even basics like set lists are hard to track down.   
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