@ZackTeibloom Four years and one leap year ago, Andy and I brought forth on this Internet, a new blog, conceived in g-chat, and dedicated to the proposition that all festivals should be covered equally. Maybe it wasn’t quite as important as the Gettysburg Address which I just butchered, but it seemed like it was to us. We didn’t know what we wanted to do or who we wanted to be. We just knew we wanted a corner of the Internet to ourselves to write about Langerado festival without anyone telling us what we could or could not say. In our inaugural post four years ago, Andy wrote, “No, we aren’t going to literally crash festivals and sneak in without tickets or passes. It’s more of a challenge for ourselves. A way to set the bar for our festival participation and provide a view through the looking glass at our musical adventures.” That always makes me laugh.
By June of our first year, I was sneaking into REM at the United center and we were about to embark on the best festival summer of our lives. We went to 10 festivals just in that first year alone, driving or flying to any festival we could reach, even if it meant dragging Andy to Minnesota against his will. That whole summer is a blur, but I know at one point on a long road trip we discussed a Four Year plan. Maybe Andy remembers better than me…I’ll footnote his memory of it. Read the rest of this entry »