More than 15 bands over three days during the main event in St. Louis...
Adapted from my post to Postcard2
a compilation CD...
even more bands and free activities...
the whole thang put together via the Internet
by people different cities across the U.S....
1999 was the third year for this event,
and I was there!
Subject: Twangfest 4 was grand
I had such a wonderful time, once again, and was extremely depressed all day today, missing so many of you. No long essay from me -- although I'm really enjoying everyone else's. Just a list of my favorite things re: Twangfest IV:
- Lonesome Bob's set at acoustic night
- "Pops" Farrar being such a ladies man
- Fred Eaglesmith (who I wasn't crazy about when I saw him in Dripping Springs -- not sure why this time was different SO for me...)
- Roy "A.V. Boy" Kasten and the "Twangstream"
- The "roaming reporters" providing live "interviews" between sets
- All the guys worshipping the Bowlingshirt.com guy who bowled a 266
- Don Yates coming soooo close to me kicking his ass at Twangpin
- The Gypsy Mechanics at Twangpin (but perhaps I am a bit biased), particularly the resurrection of Mr. Keating for the show
- Red Meat (ya'll are great!)
- Tim Carroll (unbelievable!)
- Wayne Hancock (always)
- Everyone who kept saying, "Hey, Mary's here!"
- Frank and Kendra and Jada and Jackie being there
- Saving the Irish Goddess from the Bothersome One
- Jerry and Alex's shirts at the picnic
- all the beautiful P2 women dressed to the nines Saturday night
- Meshel's hat
- the Twang Gang running around working their asses off (I was tired just watching them)
- Tift Merritt (TOLD YA!!!)
- Marie being King (and rightly so!!)
- The many moons on highways around St. Louis...
- The wait staff of the Off-Broadway (they RAWK)
- Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun (always -- Kirchen was DESTINED to close Twangfest someday)
- Junior looking stunned and thrilled (and stunning and thrilling?) to be singing with Mr. Kirchen (please, did someone get a picture?!)
- The after-hours party (sorry I missed the riot dog)
- and just generally seeing people I knew and people I didn't,having a wonderful time.
'Twas a beautiful thing.
And for the record, I did NOT ask Lonesome Bob to throw me in the pool. I just asked him to let me take my boots off.
I said it last year, I'll say it again -- put a dollar in a jar, every day, starting today, and you'll have enough money to at least get to and from St. Louis for Twangfest. Don't let shyness or intimidation or employment matters or dissertations or family obligations or financial problems or anything else keep you from it.
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