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post #21 of 149
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Cool! We sound like you guys. We brought the girls (5yo and 2yo) to moe.down this year... we went with friends that have two girls the same age, and it was really fun (albeit much more work with the kids).

We've missed grayfox for the last few years, which is a shame, I grew up right near there and I love the area. Hopefully next summer. Although we're also talking about going to Mountain Jam, and moe.down... so many festivals, so little time!!!
Hi chinaKat! We missed moe.down this year, but I heard good things. I'm in serious moe-withdrawal right now!

I have to say that Greyfox at it's new site, is not nearly as beautiful. It's a bit more convenient (no getting stuck at the bottom of the hill when it rains), but it lacks those amazing Greyfox sunsets. The music is still great.

We're going to keep it small this summer, since we'll have a little one in tow. He'll be 6 months for our first festival in June. I can't wait to bring him and expose him to great music and great people!
post #22 of 149
East Coast kind mamma here! Lovin' most of the big jambands: GD, Phish, Umphrey's McGee, YMSTB, etc and lots of local/smaller bands as well. I've been going easy on the festies since the little one was born but am planning to introduce him to (at least) the vibes next year. He's seen Michael Franti, Rail road Earth, and Phish. Loves to dance! Nice to meet ya all!
post #23 of 149
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East Coast kind mamma here! Lovin' most of the big jambands: GD, Phish, Umphrey's McGee, YMSTB, etc and lots of local/smaller bands as well. I've been going easy on the festies since the little one was born but am planning to introduce him to (at least) the vibes next year. He's seen Michael Franti, Rail road Earth, and Phish. Loves to dance! Nice to meet ya all!
Nice! I hope Phish does another tour this summer so I can bring the LO with us. He was in my belly when I caught them in Camden. Killer show!
post #24 of 149
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I'm hoping to jump on board the fall Phish tour... they're doing 4 shows we could potentially get to, 3 in NYC and one in Portland ME. The presale reservations end today and the regular ticket sales start next Friday Oct.23rd!! Uh, totally unemployed right now but there's always the law of attraction LOL!! We've already begged for Dead tickets for the holidays. Went to my moms and tipped her off that tickets are on sale NOW for the December shows near us
post #25 of 149
Anyone in the Chicago area? We have an extra ticket to unload to see Keller Williams at Parkwest tomorrow.


I miss the CO music scene. I moved here 9 years ago after meeting my husband at the first red rocks Cheese show. I was born and raised in Greeley.
post #26 of 149
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I'm hoping to jump on board the fall Phish tour... they're doing 4 shows we could potentially get to, 3 in NYC and one in Portland ME. The presale reservations end today and the regular ticket sales start next Friday Oct.23rd!! Uh, totally unemployed right now but there's always the law of attraction LOL!! We've already begged for Dead tickets for the holidays. Went to my moms and tipped her off that tickets are on sale NOW for the December shows near us
Nice! I'm 32 weeks preggers, or I would be totally buying tix to see them in Philly (we live about an hour away). I know I'll be too big and tired to enjoy myself. This summer, though, I'm totally there with the little one in tow.
post #27 of 149
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Originally Posted by ShadowMoon View Post
East Coast kind mamma here! Lovin' most of the big jambands: GD, Phish, Umphrey's McGee, YMSTB, etc and lots of local/smaller bands as well. I've been going easy on the festies since the little one was born but am planning to introduce him to (at least) the vibes next year. He's seen Michael Franti, Rail road Earth, and Phish. Loves to dance! Nice to meet ya all!
I *just* got turned on to Railroad Earth by a friend, he was playing them when I was at his house the other day and I really liked them. Don't know why I never heard them before. Are they good live?
post #28 of 149
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I *just* got turned on to Railroad Earth by a friend, he was playing them when I was at his house the other day and I really liked them. Don't know why I never heard them before. Are they good live?
I LOVE Railroad Earth!! They are great live....they have a very polished and smooth sound. I feel like they are on a whole different level than many of the other bands I've been seeing lately. And their songwriting is just amazing!

On a different note, I've been listening to Yonder a lot today and now I'm rethinking my New Year's plans. Yonder is doing 3 nights in CO for New Year's and I think that would be a better choice than Butter....the truth of the matter is, I LOVE bluegrass and Butter is just not playing a whole lot of bluegrass these days. Bluegrass makes me happy
post #29 of 149
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Bluegrass = happiness!!

So, I want to come here to share. I don't know any of you from other MDC areas but I know we have a common bond in this lifestyle and music love. Music is helping me get through this very difficult day.

Today is the one year mark of my son's birthday. His name is baby Micah Ray Milligan lll. He was born today one year ago at 5:40 am, 7 lbs 10 oz. I was 40 weeks and 4 days. He was born still. Perfect but sleeping. No reason has ever been determined. Today marks one year from the worst day of my life. My heart is breaking.

Music is a healing salve for me.

This morning my DP, Micah Jr ( who's his Father's only CHILD ) played The Brew live... I soaked in it. I cried. I laughed. Then he played touch of Grey. I think I'll just put that on repeat.

I'd love some suggestions from all of you beautiful musical mamas for songs to listen to today by ANYONE. Something that got you through, or something that makes you smile without fail. Anything from the heart.

I'd be lying if I didn't tell you all that my heart is suffering today. We'll be making a trip to the cemetary later... I'd like to make a list for the ipod so that we can play it all the way there, while we're there from the van and all the way home. Then in the house and when I go to bed. I want it on all day. It's going to be my portal to making it through this day. I just know it.
post #30 of 149
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The day came and went... feeling better today.
post #31 of 149
Hi mamas!! We're big Widespread Panic fans as well as Bluegrass. Panic and others that similiar seem to visit our area more often than Bluegrass bands, but we still have fun. No festivals this Fall. I'm preggers and am not up for traveling right now. Totally next year, though. H has 3 roundtrip tickets saved up on Southwest airlines. I'm going to see if we can use those to go to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival or Rocky Grass in Lyons, CO. Both very family friendly and GORGEOUS scenery!!
post #32 of 149
Oh Milkymommi...I am sending you many hugs. I haven't been on MDC for a while now and I am sorry I didn't check the other day when you posted! I am so glad that you find some healing in music!

I have to say that listening to bluegrass really makes me happy. It just makes me feel really really happy! I have been listening to Pandora.com a lot lately. I like the Grateful Dead and Hot Buttered Rum channel. The HBR channel brings some great bluegrass music!

Busymama77...we are also huge WSP fans. WE traveled around a lot seeing them before kids and now see them once a year. We do Rockygrass every year and used to do Telluride Blues and Brews every year before kids. Where do you live?
post #33 of 149
I'm not a deadhead, but I love going to and camping at festivals. We're on a dry spell right now due to finances, but I hope to be able to attend our favorite festival in May: http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/

I was preggo when we went last year, and this year our LO will be nine months old. I really hope we can make it for our babe's first festival!!! We also enjoy Bluegrass festivals, which draws a mostly older crowd in our area. We (an inter-racial couple) turn some heads and are remembered the next time we go for sure! Our favorite bluegrass band is the Cherryholmes. My DH proposed to me at the Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Fest in 2005. We have too many favorite festival bands to mention, but some that come to mind are: JJ Grey and Mofro, Bhi Bhiman, Ghostland Observatory, Avett Brothers, Uncle Earl, and Carolina Chocolate Drops
post #34 of 149
hey mamas, big Phishhead here. We're going to two of the MSG shows - that's about all I can get away for with a 2, 4, and 6 year old. My DD (6) really wants to see them, but I think an outdoor summer show would be better for her.

I would love to see the Brew, and the Heavy Pets are playing with them on Woodstock, NY on 11/28. Do you think it's crazy to drive 2 hours each way to see them that night? (DH has to work on Sunday so we can't stay over)
post #35 of 149

Noise reducing headphones for babies???

I have seen babies at festivals wearing some kind of noise reducing headphones. Where do you get those????? They look like old fashioned big headphones. DS reacted strongly against loud music at a wedding reception recently (we had to leave), and I also want to take measures to protect his hearing when we go to fests.
post #36 of 149
I see babies with these on at festivals a lot: http://www.amazon.com/Peltor-90553-J...8065457&sr=8-3

I don't have personal experience with them, but everyone I've talked to who has them says they're great
post #37 of 149
LambQueen- I don't think the 2 hr drive both ways is too crazy. If you're into seeing them I say go for it. (You'll be tired the next day but it's usually worth it ) Have fun if you go! (and fun if you don't.....)
post #38 of 149
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I see babies with these on at festivals a lot: http://www.amazon.com/Peltor-90553-J...8065457&sr=8-3

I don't have personal experience with them, but everyone I've talked to who has them says they're great

Awesome! Thanks!!!
post #39 of 149
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Originally Posted by ShadowMoon View Post
LambQueen- I don't think the 2 hr drive both ways is too crazy. If you're into seeing them I say go for it. (You'll be tired the next day but it's usually worth it ) Have fun if you go! (and fun if you don't.....)
I agree with this. We have done this a few times and although we are miserable the next day...it is always worth it!
post #40 of 149
Just had to come and post about the Railroad Earth shows in Boulder this weekend! If you haven't seen them, I HIGHLY recommend doing so!! I realized on Friday night that the reason I love them so much is because they make me feel completely at peace. Friday's show was pretty mellow, but amazing! Keith Moseley (from SCI) sat in on bass for Head and also played "Hold What You've Got." And last night was really high energy--2nd set was off the hook! They are my favorite touring band right now!!!

Oh, and there are some pretty reliable rumors going around right now that Cheese is playing at Hornings next summer! I've also heard they will be playing Red Rocks. Rumored dates for HH are August 6, 7, 8!
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