Day 46 July 25
The Newport Folk Festival 2014…..Day #1
Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head, drove to Fort Adams (the festival site), parked, strapped our chairs to our backs, and rode our bikes down the hill to the entrance gates. We were early, and waited about an hour before they opened the gates.
Once inside the gates, we set up our chairs by the “Quad” stage. We’d use that as our home base for the day, and in fact, we ended up setting up in the same place all three days.
What followed was the most magnificent day of great weather, spectacular music, burgers, beer, ice-cream, and blueberry pie. From noon until 8:00 pm, we got to listen to the most awesome musicians, in the most awesome location, with thousands of other awesomely nice people!
I was able to take a snapshot of almost every band that we saw all weekend. What follows are those pics. I know, they all look the same…same place, same vantage point, etc.. I just wanted to document who I saw. It wasn’t about getting great shots, or zooming in close, or whatever. I was just enjoying the music and taking a quick pic of each artist, so that I didn’t forget who I’d seen!
You’ve probably never heard of most of these artists, and believe me, they were all out of this world, crazy good! So, if you’re looking for new music to listen to, I hope you’ll check some of them out!