Wednesday, August 12, 2015
GrassRoots at 25 Thursday
I volunteered at the first one because I didn't have the $25 for a ticket. Volunteers did any job that came up over the weekend rather than work on a specific crew like they do now. That first year I was putting wristbands on people when the gates opened the first time, and was checking in musicians at the Rabbit Run Road gate when the Frank Family arrived from Louisiana.
Connie and Andy have been putting their camper in Staff Camping area since before I met them in the last century, and Alan has been running the infield set-up and special projects for as long. It's a treat to be a part of Alan's crew, working with him and Andy, and not just because Connie feeds us. It turns the festival into so much more, it turns it into a two-week affair actually.
Here's to 25 more years. Can you imagine?