So, I’m bloggin’ this post from the ad-hoc internet cafe they have set up at Summer Camp 2006. Brendan Bayliss (Umphrey’s McGee) and Michael Kang (String Cheese Incident) are ordering some food for the cafe, and I’m plenty of beers into a great day of music and fun so far. It sucks I didn’t bring my camera to the cafe. Oh well — this festival rules.
Approaching the internet cafe, I was following Kang and Bayliss up the hill when someone right near me spotted them. He yelled for Bayliss and they stopped, so I took the opportunity to shake Kang’s hand and say hello. His set with Chris Berry & Panjea is at 4:30, and I told him I was looking forward to it. Kane from Burning Oak is actually going to do a quick interview with him later. I’m hoping on piggy-backing on that and getting a couple photos with the guys.
Backyard Tire Fire’s set at 12:00pm was absolutely awesome. We set up some chairs and watched a really incredible hour of music, including a great “Running Down a Dream” cover (Tom Petty). We came back to our camp and grabbed some food, and here am I — sitting about ten feet from Bayliss and Kang eating burgers — and I don’t have my camera. Lame.
So anyways, expect some more blog updates from me over the next couple days. Internet access is cheap and totally worth it right now — you guys need the inside info after all…