Chris writes me and I’m fully pleased to see that he had an excellent time at 10,000 Lakes Festival. Read below, and check out his updated photo gallery here. His shots of 10KLF are really good. Kudos, my man. Plus, I think he got some shots of STS9 blogging or something

10,000 Lakes has to be one of the best festivals I’ve ever been to. With the exception of a long ass drive, everything else went off without a hitch. Great weather, kind people, beautiful campgrounds, exceptional music all day and night. If anything almost too much music! We kept finding ourselves wanting to spend more time walking around the campgrounds, shopping at shakedown, or swimming in the lakes and waterfall, while trying not to miss such wonderful music.

A few quick musical highlights included: Darkstar Orchestra playing one of the best shows I’ve ever heard them play with a setlist of their own creation. Extremely entertaining experience at Everyone Orchestra with Steve Kimock. Although Steve Kimock probably impressed me the least of anyone on stage. I do have high expectations for him knowing his music far better than everyone else in the band…

Again, another review of a recent Trey and 70VP performance and I’m not sure if I feel the same. Yet, I do. Maybe…I don’t.

I wasn’t expecting too much from Trey with all the mixed feelings about his current lineup, but was happily surprised with a stellar performance by his entire band. Les Claypool even joined Trey to close out the end of the first set with an Oysterhead song “Oz Is Ever Floating.”

Widespread Panic played a very solid show Friday, never letting up on the energy. Saturday’s show however started out a little slow for the first set, but the boys came back with guns blazing for the second set – easily one of my favorite sets ever. All in all you really can’t beat 10,000 Lakes Festival for a spectacular summer experience. Oh yeah, and the little things like always having hot water in the showers, very clean bathrooms, and a friendly staff really made the difference!

Previously: 10KLF Info Needed