The anticipation during the week of Comfest is so delicious. I especially enjoy imagining Friday night on the Main/Bozo Stage, how I will introduce the acts, dancing back stage and all the emotions that will be flowing through me as I look out on that seething sea of people. I'm starting to be able to stand back and see how the thousands of brushstrokes I've made over the past year are coming together to create a three day long kinetic mural of a Village of Joy.
Thursday, tonight, Cowboy Hillbilly Hippie Folk is at Victorian's, The Main Street Gospel is at Rumba, El Jesus de Magico is at The Summit.
Friday, Comfest has The Floorwalkers at Gazebo, The Liquid Crystal Project at Jazz, Daycreeper at Off Ramp, Hayseed, Erika Carey & the Calamaties and Trains Across the Sea at Solar and This Is My Suitcase, Happy Chichester, The Muzzleloaders and at Main/Bozo with Yours Truly as MC. Later, The Andy Shaw Band and The New Basics Brass Band are at Oldfield's, Earwig is at the Treehouse and Erika Carey & the Calamaties are at Victorian's.
Saturday, check out Main/Bozo mid-afternoon, lots of great bands and makes an unscheduled appearance around 5:20, The Mendelsonics are always fun at Gazebo, The Brian Casey Tribute with Mary Adam 12 should be interesting at Jazz, Wonder Twin Powers followed by The Ooh La Las will be fun at Live Arts, Bygones, You're So Bossy and The Lindsay are at Off Ramp. The line-up at Solar is one that I am very proud of including Time & Temperature, Jordan O. Jordan, Dane Terry, Super Desserts and Couch Forts. Later, if Tim Easton wasn't performing at Rumba, I would be at Oldfield's for Wonder Twin Powers. You can refill your Comfest mug at Rumba for $5 all weekend!
Sunday, after what you've just been through the past two days, you just can't beat relaxing to the music at Main/Bozo early in the day followed this year by an awards ceremony in which Tim Easton will perform the Comfest-inspired " " and I will receive one of the Honored Volunteer awards which makes me very happy. You can see Megan Palmer & the Hopefuls and The Randys at Gazebo and then walk over to Main/Bozo to end your festival with The Spikedrivers. If you have anything left, The Spikedrivers head over to Park Street Tavern, The Flex Crew is at Skully's and The Hoodoo Soul Band gets back from Chicago just in time to do Rumba.
If you are looking for me at the festival, I will be at Main/Bozo Friday. Saturday 4-8 and just about all day Sunday, I will be at the Clean-up and Recycling Headquarters just west of the shelterhouse. Come by and say "Happy Comfest". I hope you all experience some Comfest Magic. mark