View Full Version : Wednesday Night Growler Party / Jam Session
04-13-2007, 10:06 PM
Is there anyone out there who would be interested in something like this? It seems there is a huge field in campground 1 and that'd be a great place to have a field party.Since there is alot of people interested with the beer/growler thing, we could also all bring growlers from our local breweries and we could all wander the party with the growlers and each have our own sippin' cups and when you bump into another person with a growler, you could trade a few oz. of brew.
So it could be a beer tasting/howdy party.
Sound like fun?
I'll bring some brew from the Bluegrass Brewing Company here in Louisville.
04-14-2007, 11:46 AM
sounds like an awesome time, but im not in upgraded so I'll have to be extra sneaky to be there.
04-14-2007, 12:04 PM
I think that's a helluvan idea :D
Chances are that there will be another VIP potluck this year so we should set it up for after everybody gets a full belly.
There are a couple of microbreweries here in Fayetteville. I'll bring various samples :P
04-14-2007, 01:28 PM
Count me in for a couple of growlers from the PowerPlant in Parkville, MO!
04-14-2007, 01:31 PM
Well, heck yea!
fat man in the bathtub
04-14-2007, 02:10 PM
If there was anywhere in Mississippi to buy a growler i'd be all for it. Unfortunately growlers are about as common as penguins around here.
04-14-2007, 02:26 PM
Well, you have to pass through Little Rock, Arkansas. You could make a quick stop in Vino's Brewpub. They sell growlers.
There are several as well in Missouri on the way. Score something there.
Missouri people...where can FMITB score some good brew on the way to Waka from Mississippi? Hell...I'd hate for you to miss out, too!
04-14-2007, 02:28 PM
Here's a great link:
You can find some good leads there for your general area or areas between your place and Waka so you can bring some goods to the party!
fat man in the bathtub
04-14-2007, 05:24 PM
I appreciate the help Harper. I will definitely come up with something between now and the Waka Waka Waka. I don't believe in showing up to parties empty handed. No one likes that guy.
04-14-2007, 06:38 PM
That guy isn't half as bad as the guy who doesn't puke in the bathroom or the guy who's the farter. :lol:
04-16-2007, 09:48 AM
I will try to score a 6-pack of the outlawed Oberon (well it's no longer distributed in Chicago). But, I will definately bring a growler from Piece here in Chicago, and whatever else I can get my grubby hands on. Yeah Beer!!!
ps i'll bring some snacks to soak up that booze (VIP food doesn't start till Thursday)
I'm down for a growler-field party.........I can bring some Flat Branch microbrew from here in CoMO (but I may try to convince my brewing buddy to help me come up with a Waka-pilsner....if that happens, it's SO on....).
04-16-2007, 10:31 AM
I'll bring a 2 liter bottle filled with Miller High Life. Will that work?
04-16-2007, 01:06 PM
[quote:f1379fa047=\"Fraunt Trozner\"]sounds like an awesome time, but im not in upgraded so I'll have to be extra sneaky to be there.[/quote:f1379fa047]
Foot traffic is unrestricted in upgraded camping.
04-16-2007, 01:46 PM
[quote:8792cccc0b=\"TeamB\"][quote:8792cccc0b=\"Fraunt Trozner\"]sounds like an awesome time, but im not in upgraded so I'll have to be extra sneaky to be there.[/quote:8792cccc0b]
Foot traffic is unrestricted in upgraded camping.[/quote:8792cccc0b]
True, but if we're doing this Wed night, sadly FT won't be in the park. Any other night would not work too well because of bands playing.
04-16-2007, 01:49 PM
I'll bring a 2 liter bottle filled with Miller High Life. Will that work?[/quote:e6a7657bf4]
You could buy a 6 pack of High Life and fill up a growler with it and see if you could fool some people? :shock: It'd be like the Pepsi challenge of beer or something!
04-18-2007, 07:25 AM
I could bring some Drop City IPA - yummy.
My only concern is that field. I'm pretty sure that's where I got a bunch of nasty chiggars a couple of years ago. I stayed out of tall grass last year and had no probs.
04-27-2007, 01:50 AM
That is a great idea, I'll bring a couple growlers and join the party. :D
04-28-2007, 10:07 AM
I'll bring my guit-box, too. Any joiners? Wed. night growler and jam party? What's beer without music?
04-29-2007, 08:41 PM
I can guarentee my friend Jack will be in on a growler party/jam session!
05-03-2007, 03:49 PM
I'll be camping at Shady Grove 137, we can have it right out front in the street and open area. I'll bring at least a West Coast IPA and a Hefe, but more than likely, I will have lots more than that. Music is always a good idea, bring something to play if you have the skills.
05-03-2007, 08:35 PM
Heck yea! Sounds like this is pulling together nicely! So giving it a little more shape:
Wednesday night, say 9:00PM, Shady Grove area of Campground 1, bring a growler of your favorite local micro-brew, a cup for sampling the goods, if you play, bring your instument along and be ready for a goodtime!
How's this sounding to everyone?
05-06-2007, 03:12 PM
I'm there. I'm looking for jamming with some folks, and know lots of simple tunes (from bluegrass to reggae to Dead and Neil and Hank and such...) conducive to first-time spontaneous group jams. Outdoor brewpub hootenanny, here we come! And they say the glass growlers won't be a problem at the entrance, eh?
05-20-2007, 12:28 PM
[quote:541dd8d7c4=\"laughingflyinglemur\"]I'm looking for jamming with some folks, and know lots of simple tunes (from bluegrass to reggae to Dead and Neil and Hank and such...) conducive to first-time spontaneous group jams. Outdoor brewpub hootenanny, here we come![/quote:541dd8d7c4]
Your Most Exalted Hysterical Floating Lemurship Sir:
Respect to you and HARPER. \"Organizing hippies is like herding cats.\"
Might I suggest that if you have a list of a dozen or two tunes you could post it up, maybe even with links to tabs. Or open it up to suggestions. (If you suggest it, you sing it?)
I'm all for spontaneity, but that might get things kicked off.
I have forgotten more tunes than some of you whippersnappers will ever learn.
I enjoy drinking and banging along, but I'm half a beat behind unless I'm refreshed on the key and the changes.
If you give us a heads up, we could practice a little ahead of time individually.
What do you think?
I intend to bring tall boys of my local Spilker Hopluia, and maybe some Empyrean Third Stone Brown and Luna Sea E.S.B.
05-20-2007, 03:23 PM
As much beer that is going to be consumed by everyone, we'll sound like an angelic choir and their backup band! :twisted: :shock:
05-20-2007, 03:27 PM
[quote:a2d9e253cf=\"~dave~~wave~\"]\"Organizing hippies is like herding cats.\"[/quote:a2d9e253cf]
They say with enough electricity, you can make a cat do anything. :twisted:
Sounds like there are at least 8-9 of us and usually for every 3 you know about there are 3 more we don't, so it's shaping up to be a fun time.
I plan on getting a folding camp table in the next few days. We could set it up and place our growlers on the table. **** we could bring chips and stuff as well. I could bring masking tape so that we can label what's what and we could just set the beer up on there and make a loop with our chairs and chill and be goofy.
Right across from the first left into Shady Grove is a \"T\" in the street turning south thru the center of the campground with enough space for a small field party.
How does that sound?
05-20-2007, 05:04 PM
I think that's a shelter with picnic tables in the lower left of your circle, which would be a nice spot to avoid chiggars or rain.
Here's a few simple tunes we could pound on. Don't really have time right now to search for links:
Isis by Dylan (A G D A repeated with no changes or bridge - pure jam tune - folks will pick up on it even if they've never heard it)
Catfish John by Garcia (G C D in a couple of variations - check www.rukind.com for anything Dead - I know lots of it. Cold Rain is three chords, so is Franklin's Tower, Fire on the Mtn...)
Way Downtown (old bluegrass tune - no changes - G D A D D7 - tons of country and bluegrass tunes are simple quick pickups for folks who can listen - just play soft if you're lost)
Democracy (Bruce ****burn - D Em G - with a chorus that's just A and D)
Romeo and Juliet (Lou Reed - A E D straight through)
Downpresser Man (also Oh Sinner Man - an old gospel tune turned reggae by Peter Tosh - Dm C Dm C Am Dm straight through)
Bird in the House (Railroad Earth - basic jam without flourishes is just E and D)
Out on the Weekend (Neil Young - G Am D G straight through)
Blues - name a key and confident pickers are there
The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill (Grant Hart/ Husker Du - verse is Em C, chorus is G D Em C)
We're Gonna Move (Louden Wainwright - jams in Am through the verses with a quick C Em G Am at the end of each verse and during the bridge - I found that it works even if most folks just keep hitting Am)
How Many Biscuits Can You Eat? (some know it from Split Lip Rayfield but I'm more familiar with older versions, particularly Freighthoppers - chords are the same, anyway G D G C G D G)
Well, there's a dozen plus. Give you a taste of where I'm coming from, anyway. I'm not one to memorize lots of popular tunes, but I love an open jam session when it's working. Of course when common ground is found we can branch into more convoluted explorations. I like learning tunes from others, of course, as well. Pass the torch, sit back if you're confused for a tune or two, pass it again... I'm down!
05-20-2007, 05:22 PM
Cortez the Killer is just Em D Am straight through, also.
05-20-2007, 06:01 PM
Excellent stuff here, my man. You weren't bragging when you said you had some tunes.
I'm going now to dig out my Husker Du to figure out how Heaven Hill will sound acoustic.
This will be fun. A wicked jump-start to getting past the \"shuffle in A\" jam mode.
05-20-2007, 06:45 PM
Heaven Hill works. It's all about the vocals, but Em C is a good pounder. I do Meat Puppets' Lake of Fire and Comin' Down from the Mountain if you're into that vein, too, but they have more changes. Still, they're simple enough country punk tunes. I can pull off a couple Violent Femmes songs - Blister in the Sun, maybe Something Special or Breakin' Hearts...
Do you front tunes? Sing? Are you a strummer type? A lead picker? I can do some with leads but I'm more a vocalist that can play rhythm well enough to anchor a good jam. I can follow, too, as long as the chords are pretty basic and not jumping unpredictably too much.
If you know Bob Marley's Natural Mystic, that's one of my favorite tunes to sing.
Give me some titles and we can continue to search for common ground. Any fiddles or mandolins players out there? Any joiners?
05-20-2007, 07:53 PM
I'm afraid I have publicly admitted here to \"playing at\" bass with enthusiastic mediocrity. As a young man I learned that pickers are a dime-a-dozen, but bassists & drummers with equipment get invites.
Our dirty not-so-secret is that you only have to play one note at a time, not too many notes, and there's only four strings. Also a user of your \"play soft until you're sure of the chord\" method. Playing acoustic you may hear me very little, mercifully.
I don't sing in public. Wait, there's drinking involved. Somebody please stop me if I start to sing in public.
I'll probably bring a ukulele to strum (worked up Way Downtown after seeing Doc Watson last year) and a melodica. Can also throw in some percussion devices for maximum audience participation. (Who doesn't like to jingle a tambourine?)
Natural Mystic, I'm down. The more reggae the better, IMHO.
If a fiddler shows up and we run down Isis, I may wet my pants. Considering the beer potential and my age, I guess that's not remarkable. Note to self: wear dark shorts, sit in own lawnchair.
05-20-2007, 08:15 PM
If a fiddler shows up and we run down Isis, I may wet my pants. Considering the beer potential and my age, I guess that's not remarkable. Note to self: wear dark shorts, sit in own lawnchair.[/quote:530a76967d]
:lol: :lol: :lol:
05-20-2007, 10:04 PM
Count me in if someone wants to pick me up from the KCI airport (at around 7:30pm) and sneak me into upgraded camping. Maybe i'll shlepp a growler of Captain Lawrence, and I wish i could bring my guitar along but its just too far of a trip and I sing too, lots of covers!
05-20-2007, 10:52 PM
I bet if you take Mr. Hanky with ya, you'll get a ride in a jiffy :D
05-21-2007, 09:28 AM
[quote:2d802a0c86=\"Pauly's Cheese\"]I bet if you take Mr. Hanky with ya, you'll get a ride in a jiffy :D[/quote:2d802a0c86]
He's MIA/in Canada.
05-22-2007, 07:10 PM
Poop in the hand ain't never got me nowheres.
05-23-2007, 06:10 PM
Seriously though, is anyone else gonna be at the KCI airport, or passing by there around 7:30 or 8:00 pm on wednesday night, I would love a ride into town.
05-23-2007, 11:08 PM
What happened to the shuttles from MCI to Lawrence? They used to be like $50. Once you get to Lawrence, I'd have no problem making the short drive in,
05-24-2007, 02:17 AM
This is going to be awesome! My buddy Curt will be coming as well, I'll have him pick up some Free State growlers. I'll be bringing a mix of amazing homebrews, it is looking like I will have a Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Witbier, and Hefeweizen. I'll also have the IIPA close buy for those that LOVE the hops. My campsite is about 25ft from the site. I do have a gazebo tent that I could set up if there is interest.
05-24-2007, 04:22 AM
I think the cover is covered. Sounds like the area I scoped out from the campground 1 map is actually the picnic pavillion there.
Hell, this many people showing we'll have to drag along muchies for sure! :lol:
05-24-2007, 10:11 AM
[quote:d43b569b9d=\"Pauly's Cheese\"]What happened to the shuttles from MCI to Lawrence? They used to be like $50. Once you get to Lawrence, I'd have no problem making the short drive in,[/quote:d43b569b9d]
i think the shuttles don't start until thursday.
05-24-2007, 07:02 PM
I'd help with the airport thing, but I'm driving in from southern Colorado, ten hours, and I'm thinking of spending the night in Hayes or something. Can't really deal with the thought of extra driving, especially being solo. My Geo can barely cram me and my gear or I would have posted on the Going My Way to maybe pick up someone in southwest Kansas or sumpin'. Good luck, brother.
05-24-2007, 08:18 PM
Check this link:
I would call them and see if they run from MCI to Lawrence. If you can get to Lawrence, I'll personally come get ya at their drop off point.
05-25-2007, 10:41 AM
[quote:da75fef5eb=\"Pauly's Cheese\"]Check this link:
I would call them and see if they run from MCI to Lawrence. If you can get to Lawrence, I'll personally come get ya at their drop off point.[/quote:da75fef5eb]
wow that shuttle is like 70 bucks, it would probably be easier to hitchike. (i sorta did that last year)
05-26-2007, 10:21 AM
funky~ because the official shuttles are not happening we have a friend who was in the same pickle... but we did a search for shuttles from MCI and found one for $32 one way. I think the CO was called roadrunner or some such nonsense. Lawrence was the first stop, and from town it shouldn't be too much trouble to find a ride to Waka.
Here is that link http://www.kciroadrunner.com/
05-30-2007, 08:50 PM
How bout's some homebrew and wicked vocals..long as I know the song! I think I know the spot you're talkin bout...there was a gate and a security person there most of the time last year, right?
05-31-2007, 01:23 AM
A little in from there, but not too far. I am bringing all homebrew, 20 gallons worth. Maybe a bit of overkill, but who wants to run out of beer? For those that have never had homebrew or only had their great uncles homebrew, you are in for a treat. This is world class beer (not to brag or anything) and a couple styles are really interesting, a German Hefeweizen and a Belgian Witbier. Both are wheat beers and both are great on hot days. The other two are a single hop pale ale and a west coast IPA with tons of hops and packing a nice punch. As homebrewer's, we have the advantage over commercial brewers, we don't have to worry about the amount of hops or malt we use in a recipe or about batch consistency, we just strive to make the beer we want 5-10 gallons at a time.
05-31-2007, 07:45 AM
06-03-2007, 06:31 PM
I'm sure the growler party / jam session will last well past 12:01, so anyone coming in late is welcome to bring a growler or an instrument and join in on the get down!
Growler Party / Jam Session
When: Wednesday, June 6th, 2007
Time: 9:00 PM till ?
Location: Campground 1
*Bring a growler (or 2) of your favorite local mico-brewed or home brewed beer and a cup to sample the goods.
*If you are a musician, bring along your instrument and join in on the Jam Session!
06-04-2007, 01:37 PM
i'm bringin a sixer of whatever random **** i find at the store, i dont think i can shlepp a growler on the plane. but im psyched for this!
06-12-2007, 11:02 AM
This thing ever go down? I never found it, if it did. We might have gotten a late start in searching for it with all the camp setup and extracirricular activies. :D
[quote:dae5424937=\"csbosox\"]This thing ever go down? I never found it, if it did. We might have gotten a late start in searching for it with all the camp setup and extracirricular activies. :D[/quote:dae5424937]
I heard it did go down, but I never got there. I DID see csbosox while he was looking for it, though. Great to meet you!
06-12-2007, 06:36 PM
i showed up about 3 hours late and there were a few guys hanging out having some beers and we chilled out for a few. HOPLUIA!!
06-12-2007, 07:11 PM
I went down about 9:15 and there were 2 people in the pavilion......so I just went on down the road.
IMO, I just don't think Wednesday night is a good time to set something like that up because most people are either still setting up their camp or are ready to just chill after setting up their camp. I was in the latter group. After being up since 6 that morning........running errands around Fayetteville for 2 and a half hours........driving for 4 hours........running a bunch of errands around KC for 3 hours.......driving another hour to Lawrence........setting up Camp STELLA!!! for 3 hours.....I was fairly pooped by 9:15.
06-13-2007, 07:54 PM
I was there shortly after 9:00, and there was a guy with a bass. We jammed just the two of us for a couple of hours before anyone approached. Just two guys. Thanks to the bass player (spaced your name), especially for the great pale ale. What WAS that stuff? Tall boy cans of killer microbrew. Anyway, it was basically just the two of us making noise until one of us was too drunk to play. :lol: Missed y'all. Shoulda joined us.
06-13-2007, 11:45 PM
[quote:cffb4327fc=\"csbosox\"]This thing ever go down? I never found it, if it did. We might have gotten a late start in searching for it with all the camp setup and extracirricular activies. :D[/quote:cffb4327fc]
Here is the story, and I have the pictures to back it up.
First of all, I want to thank HARPER for coming up with the idea way back in April. And everybody else who posted on this thread, this is the Waka spirit and energy that makes this fest so much fun.
OK, I will ramble here, but you asked.
As planned, I showed up at the shelter around 9. There was nobody around, but there were tiki torches and what looked like a growler on a picnic table.
I figured somebody had just momentarily boogied off to get more growlers and some cups or something.
Shortly laughingflyinglemur rolled up on his bike with his guitar.
He apologized for not bringing a growler, but he had ridden from Campground 3. No worries, I had driven the minivan from VIP with all my toys and eight tallboys of delicious HOPLUIA from Spilker Ales of Cortland, Nebraska.
Lemur and I cracked a libation, and waited a while for the party to start. It was then that I noticed that what I had taken for a growler sitting on the table was more likely tiki torch fuel being used as a paperweight.
Since there was not a shred of doubt that we were in the agreed upon location thanks to HARPER's excellent maps, we figured folks were just delayed by the wind. So we sat down and ran through quite a few of the tunes that lemur had posted up.
I am sorry folks missed that, because he can really sing and play, and I had a blast trying to thump along on old Neil Young, Dylan, & Dead songs.
As it got darker, we hung some glow sticks to try to show that we were on the spot. We kept the bright overhead light off, though, cause it ruined the campfire vibe.
Anybody looking for a field full of people pouring growlers would understandably have rolled on by. I'm sure that anybody who brought growlers shared them with their windblown neighbors, and there were many small parties like ours all over the park.
I had already decided that since I had been drinking and had to drive back to VIP, I would bail out before the pre-party general admission crowd started rolling in at midnight.
Low and behold, as I am packing up about 11:30, who should roll up but BillyMFH and boxsocial. So that jumpstarted the party again, lemur played some more as the HOPLUIA flowed.
laughingflyinglemur, BillyMFH, boxsocial at the Growler Party photo by ~dave~~wave~ who couldn't figure out self-timer on the camera and jump in the pic
We kept waiting for csbosox to show up with that 20 gallons of home brew, but it's probably a good thing he didn't, or BillyMFH and boxsocial might have overslept and there would have been no fried oreos and bacon for the Chompdown.
HARPER, I was glad I got to say howdy at the Chompdown, you rock.
Let's try again, we've got a whole year to figure it out. It does get pretty hectic, I heard Oakhurst(?) played in VIP while I was gone, but I wouldn't have missed a chance to jam with lemur for anything, and it was great to meet a couple more cool forum folks in a small group and chill setting.
BTW, that shelter we used apparently was not for the public. The next morning as I went by it looked like it had totally been turned into part of some folk's camp.
06-14-2007, 05:13 AM
I am so sorry for not making over. Sounds like a good time was had by those who made it. That's what counts! I brought growlers, but we ended up just drinking them during the week. I busted one open with one of my friends, Brian \"Shorty\" Short, the merch guy for LOTUS.
After driving for 10 hours, I had the privledge to battle Mother Nature. It took 5 people almost 2 hours to set up a camp of 4 tents in the vicious wind. It was crazy to say the least. I guess too, that the KIND friends that walked up and helped us out for 10 minutes contributed to our slowness a bit. I'm sure others can tell simular stories of how that goes.
Pauly is right. It is a little hecktic for some on Wednesday, but I do beleive we should try it again. Who knows, maybe I can get there at a more reasonable hour next time!
D~W, it was a pleasure meeting you as well. You seem like a kind spirit. I wish we could of spoke more, but time gets away from us all.
Next year....we do (try) it again!
06-14-2007, 04:41 PM
We had two growlers we were going to bring over but by the time camp got set up and our friends got there it was too late. It took 6 of us to set up one tent! I have to agree about doing it again next year. Lets make it work!
03-03-2008, 08:26 PM
So.......should we try this again? I'm willin' to try! :wink:
05-29-2008, 01:43 AM
I'm down for it. I'll provide several growlers if someone wants to come get me at my campsite. I was pretty well messed up 5 minutes after getting to the campsite last year.
06-03-2008, 11:47 PM
That Hopaluia was golden Dave.... This is the first time I saw this thread. Hopaluia = God's sacred nectar.
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