Newport Folk Festival…Peace Out!

Anticipation....

Anticipation….

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.

Earlybirds at the festival. Mark's chillin out, hangin' out until they open the gates.

Earlybirds at the festival. Mark’s chillin out, hangin’ out until they open the gates. A very mellow crowd, indeed.

 

Very important to wait in line to get wristbands for booze.

It’s very important to wait in line to get wristbands for beer.

If you have to wait around, you may as well wait around here!

If you have to wait around, you may as well wait around here! So, no complaints!

 

Super happy to finally be at NFF!!

Super happy to finally be at NFF!!

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.

Fun times at NFF

Fun times at NFF. Hangin’ out at the Quad Stage.

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!

Mandolin Orange. Great way to start the festival.

Mandolin Orange. Great way to start the festival.

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams. Friday night headliner on the main stage.

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Jimmy Cliff. Fun, fun, fun!!

Indoor intimate venue

Indoor intimate venue

Spirit Family Reunion jamming.

Spirit Family Reunion jamming.

Lake Street Dive

Newport locals, Lake Street Dive.

Reignwolf. Rockers!!

Reignwolf. Kind of heavy metal ockers!! Not sure what they were doing at the FOLK festival, but they were pretty freakin’ awesome!

Noah Gunderson

Noah Gunderson

Noah Gunderson

Noah Gunderson, with his sister, brother, and a friend. One of my festival favorites.

Phox

Phox. A great sound!

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