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06-08-2008, 08:48 PM
i was watching that one guy when they stopped all the music.. i decided to just head home.. anyone know if they started the music back up?
06-08-2008, 10:53 PM
The Revival was the only stage that they restarted. Grisman, Avetts and Split Lip all played abridged sets. Garbage. (Just pissed about missing the main bands I paid for, sorry.)
06-09-2008, 02:29 PM
I thought rain or shine meant rain or shine
06-09-2008, 07:20 PM
We were at Buckethead when they shut it down. We knew it was coming so has already pulled up camp and was parked close. Hit the car just as it dumped. Complete bummer, but we were pretty sure they weren't going open up the stages again.
That hotel bed and hot shower were sure schweeeet, but I'd trade it all for the Sunday shows that weren't.
06-09-2008, 07:56 PM
yea we thought rain or shine meant for all of us not just people that paid ... i am not sure how they could have done different, but they should have though of something, even putting zappa in the tent to end it all .. we didnt leave until this morn ... it rained all night ... wavy davy came over this morn and said he would run us up to the showers but i just wanted to get it going ... thanks for the offer dude, and all the board members i met, it was nice meeting you all, and esp the ones from multiple years .... we just got home to time for dinner ... colorado ron****
06-09-2008, 08:06 PM
this thread is making me glad I moved to a new state and couldn't attend, despite the fact that I miss many of you. :?
It's also making me glad I moved to the desert, because after 30 years of living in rain soaked areas like the Midwest and the Northwest, and dealing with unpredictablility as far as the weather goes, this is paradise.
06-09-2008, 09:11 PM
I can completely understand about Thursday night. It was far too late by the time the severe stuff ended to fire the stages back up again. From a safety standpoint, that was a wise decision to cut power to everything during the lightning.
However, I'm trying to figure out why things turned out the way they did on Sunday. I understand shutting down everything during the lightning. That makes sense. What doesn't seem to jive in my book is this: why do you fire one stage back up after the weather's finished, but not the others? I REALLY wanted to see Mickey and Kimock as well as Zappa and was truly disappointed to not see the Sun Down Stage in action.
06-10-2008, 12:38 AM
After the music was stopped during That One Guy's set, awesome, by the way, I wandered over to The Porch stage. A wonderful group called Hoots and Hellmouth, had picked up their instruments(bluegrass combo) and were playing despite the storms and loud rain. As I watched the water pour in, turning the mud to mud puddles, these guys played their hearts out. With the lighting flashing all around, at our urging they, Hoots and Hellmouth, stepped off the stage onto the speakers and sang some more. Finally to end a great set, they came all the way down off the stage and sang without the instruments (the rain was getting louder and louder) and we all had a nice chorus of voices.
So I highly recommend this group they can really play and sing!
The musicians that came to Waka this year were excellent.
Saturday was great except for the number of people being hauled away with plastic straps on their wrists. The rangers were visibly hostile at the Sunup stage walking through the crowd. I asked them \"What are these people doing that is so wrong?\" They said they were just looking for anything illegal. It reminded me of some of the faces of police during peaceful demonstrations. I could not see how they became so hostile.
When I spoke to one of the police/ park rangers, I asked them if they could put down some hay in the tents so people would not slip and fall.
They said they only do security. I noticed they were gone by 5 and the rent a cops showed up. They seemed more at peace with keeping the peace. I hope you Waka sponsors did not loose your shirts, but maybe there might be a mellower place for the event. Thanks for all the hard work putting Waka together and to all the volunteers!!
06-10-2008, 12:43 AM
actually you missed out, there was a double secret Phish reunion over on the Prairie Stage when the rain stopped.
06-10-2008, 12:56 AM
Yeah,... I thought it was kinda lame also,.. that they shut the stages down. Don't they have insurance for sound equipment for this kinda of weather? I mean, I've been to every waka, and it stormed worse other years and they kept playing! Rain or shine , more like ,.. shine or shine... so if it would have stormed all weekend , would that mean they would have been no music the whole fest? Come on, this is Kansas,.. we've all been through thunderstorms. I had a good time otherwise. I say if the bands wanna play , let them. Whatever happened to accoustic sets? Did everyone forget their wooden instruments? Anyhow, just my 2 cents for now. WAKA WAKA! I had a great time,.. I understand mother nature, but cancelling shows because of some rain is crazy. Music is about pushing the limits of the norm,... 8)
06-10-2008, 01:22 AM
[quote:26b8bb323c=\"VERNIXX\"]this thread is making me glad I moved to a new state and couldn't attend, despite the fact that I miss many of you. :?
Sour grapes! When more pictures and the recordings go up you will be eating your heart out!
Did you or anybody catch any Iclips coverage? They sure were working a serious-looking three-camera setup in the Revival Tent, I saw some great freaking sets in there.
[quote:26b8bb323c=\"VERNIXX\"]...as far as the weather goes, this is paradise.[/quote:26b8bb323c] 8) All the best, let's hope for another shot next year at meeting.
06-10-2008, 01:52 AM
I'm also kind of glad I didn't attend this year. I would have loved to finally shake hands with, and meet everybody. But, with the price of gas, the 700 miles, for two and a half days of music, would of been a bummer. I'm sure people had a blast though. I am still planning on going next year.
As for the Iclips, I watched some of Brett Dennen, all of Flaming Lips, all of Cake, all of STS9, some Tea Leaf Green, all of, what they showed of, Everyone Orchestra, some Mates of State, some Arrested Development, some Panjea, some EOTO, and some Ozrics. I worked all 3 days, that's why I missed so much.
I loved Cake, and STS9, was entertained by Arrested D, really enjoyed the Everyone Orchestra, couldn't stand EOTO or Panjea, and completely disliked Ozric Tentacles(sorry Pauly). I feel Iclips did a really good job. I'm very grateful for them showing this festival. I was so-so on STS9 before, and am now a believer in them. They blew me away. As for Cake, it's exactly what I hoped to see, if not a little better. For those of you not going to 10K, you have to tune in.
06-10-2008, 02:02 AM
A cat from IClips told me they didn't have the rights to 10k because AT&T wouldn't allow it as a sponsor.
06-10-2008, 02:26 AM
It's listed on the Iclips page, so I'm assuming that info was wrong. But if the guy worked for Iclips, I guess it could be right. But as of now, it's listed as a go for 10k.
06-10-2008, 02:43 AM
[quote:da9306d314=\"Virginia86\"]After the music was stopped during That One Guy's set, awesome, by the way, I wandered over to The Porch stage. A wonderful group called Hoots and Hellmouth, had picked up their instruments(bluegrass combo) and were playing despite the storms and loud rain. As I watched the water pour in, turning the mud to mud puddles, these guys played their hearts out. With the lighting flashing all around, at our urging they, Hoots and Hellmouth, stepped off the stage onto the speakers and sang some more. Finally to end a great set, they came all the way down off the stage and sang without the instruments (the rain was getting louder and louder) and we all had a nice chorus of voices.
So I highly recommend this group they can really play and sing![/quote:da9306d314]
Could not agree more, I was lucky enough to be there too, these guys were fantastic. They were having fun along with the rest of crowd!!
06-10-2008, 12:13 PM
After the rain let up and the music started again, we were heading from VIP camp to see Grisman and cut across the Sun Up tent. I heard someone picking a guitar and looked and it was Vince Herman from LOS! He was leaning up against the back of the soundboard and playing with Randy Crouch and Silas Herman. They played for about a half hour and it was amazing. There were probably about thirty of us who got to witness this very special set. Silas was amazing! That kid is only 14 and he already has some great chops. Can't wait to see what the future brings. :D
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