Thursday, August 09, 2007

Reggae Rising 2007!!!

This last weekend was spent outside Garberville, CA at Benbow State Rec Area and Dimmick Ranch, where we saw three days of some great reggae.

Our first night ended with Heavyweight Dub Champion coming on at 12:30am. They were on fire (pun not intended because they did actually have fire dancers...) The music was really tight, and Apostle the MC was on. The only thing that was a little strange was the lecture before they started by some spiritual elder, who scolded the crowd because we wouldn't listen to her. Good luck getting several thousand drunk and high people to do anything.

Nathan and I chilled in the river while the others played poker (Polina won!) then we hit the venue for Robbie & Sly and the closer, Ziggy Marley. I fell asleep a few times because I was tired, but also because it was really cold, and sleeping seemed like the easiest way to warm up.

Another day at the river followed up with the closing acts of the festival, Stephen and Damian Marley. Both put on great sets, and Nathan, Andy and I were lucky to be up pretty close and center. Nathan is sorting through his pics now and I'll link to them soon.

All in all it was a really fun time. We headed to Arcata, then to Klamath for some bouldering, which is coming up next...

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