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Biscuits & Gravy 12:28 PM 04-21-2009
This will be our first year going. We're just doing Friday this year to check out the scene. I can't wait.

Any veteran tips or advice you'd like to share?

longtallanimal's Avatar longtallanimal 05:41 PM 04-22-2009
Oooh I'm jealous. I have only been once but at the time I couldn't help but thing what a kid-friendly festival it was -- the weather is nice and mild (especially if you've ever experienced Bonnaroo), camping is chill with plenty of space, and the venue, a community college, is roomy with plenty of greenspace, real bathrooms, as well as non-cruddy portable toilets. So no advice really, just a thumbs up & have a good time from me!
Biscuits & Gravy 05:45 PM 04-22-2009
So they have real bathrooms?? Oh awesome. DS just PLed and I was dreading the thought of him using port a potties. That was a big question I had.
BetsyS's Avatar BetsyS 10:00 PM 04-22-2009
I'm jealous, too! We've been several times, but always before babies. The last time was when I was pregnant. So fun. I love the creekside stage.
longtallanimal's Avatar longtallanimal 12:24 PM 04-23-2009
Yep, when I was there in '06, I remember using the facilities in one of the buildings they had open, and the portable units were the much nicer ones, with actually enough room to turn around, and sinks.
nashvillemidwife's Avatar nashvillemidwife 02:07 AM 04-24-2009
Color me jealous too! I had plans to go but it's not going to work out. My in-laws have passes to meet with John Cowan.
circle vortex's Avatar circle vortex 04:01 PM 04-24-2009
Havent been there, but I have been going to the Grassroots music festival up here in Ithaca ny for 14 years....I am so glad that I will be able to keep going down there in Nc. Have any of you gone? Its wonderful, U can dance to zydeco til the sun comes up....
Biscuits & Gravy 02:11 PM 04-26-2009
We had the best time, and will be making this fest a yearly family tradition. Next year we'll do more than one day. It was super family friendly and put together extremely well.