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greghead
07-30-2012, 09:23 PM
October 5 - 7, 2012 in Golden Gate Park

http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/


First lineup medley is up on the website, so far it looks like we're getting

Del McCoury
Jerry Douglas
Steve Earle
O'Brien Party of 7
Giant Giant Sand
Rubblebucket
Ralph Stanley (!!!!)
Dirty Three
Red Baraat
Head and the Heart
Buddy Miller
Patterson Hood & the Downtown Rumblers
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands
Elvis Costello
Glen Hansard
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express
Lloyd Cole
Peter Rowan
Dwight Yoakam
Emmylou Harris (she closes Sunday EVERY year)
Reckless Kelly - confirmed via website.
Nick Lowe
Soul Rebels Brass Band
Patti Smith
Tiny Television
The Lumineers
Robert Earl Keen
Milk Carton Kids
Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys
Heartless Bastards
Son Volt
Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys
The Wandering
Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue
Patty Griffin
Les Claypool
Little Green Cars
Sara Watkins
The Time Jumpers
Todd Snider
The Go to Hell Man Clan

IceyHotshot
07-30-2012, 09:24 PM
Oh man, I might have to go to this!

Robin
07-30-2012, 09:43 PM
So there.
Debating if I should get a hotel for the weekend.

andyforpeace
07-30-2012, 09:56 PM
tom waits?

greghead
07-31-2012, 10:34 AM
Who else is attending this wonderful fest? Come find me during the weekend and you'll be treated to meeting my parents. Hang around long enough and my dad will regale you with uninteresting stories about Austin, TX before identifying Obama as a lying Socialist bent on making himself ruler for life.

I'm not joking.

greghead
08-04-2012, 02:41 PM
Second lineup medley is up:

Buddy Miller
Patterson Hood & the Downtown Rumblers
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands
Elvis Costello
Glen Hansard
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express
Lloyd Cole
Peter Rowan
Dwight Yoakam (fuck yeah)

IceyHotshot
08-04-2012, 02:55 PM
Damn. I love Dwight Yoakam.

santasutt
08-04-2012, 03:07 PM
Second lineup medley is up:

Buddy Miller
Patterson Hood & the Downtown Rumblers
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands
Elvis Costello
Glen Hansard
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express
Lloyd Cole
Peter Rowan
Dwight Yoakam (fuck yeah)

I can't believe this thing is gratis.

I would be all over this but need to be in Denver that weekend. Shit, I was sold on Costello acoustic set.

Del McCoury played with Preservation Hall at Newport last weekend and he sounded great.

Now I need to go to the bad mood thread.

greghead
08-05-2012, 05:11 PM
I can't believe this thing is gratis.

Del McCoury played with Preservation Hall at Newport last weekend and he sounded great.

Now I need to go to the bad mood thread.

Yeah man, Warren was a hell of a good guy for doing this.

Del played with PHJB last year, I'm excited to see he and his band do their own thing this time around.

greghead
08-10-2012, 12:34 AM
Third medley is out and it's a good one!

Nick Lowe (fuck yeah, son)
Soul Rebels Brass Band
Patti Smith (yes!!!! She was great in '10)
Tiny Television
The Lumineers
Robert Earl Keen (hell yeah)
Milk Carton Kids
Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys
Heartless Bastards
Son Volt (!!!!!!)


And Dr. John is starting a tour in LA the week after the fest, no SF date listed .....
If he's playing a lot of new stuff, here's to hoping Dan Auerbach makes an appearance.

TomAz
08-14-2012, 07:28 AM
Del McCoury
Jerry Douglas
Steve Earle
O'Brien Party of 7
Giant Giant Sand
Rubblebucket
Ralph Stanley (!!!!)
Dirty Three
Red Baraat
Head and the Heart
Buddy Miller
Patterson Hood & the Downtown Rumblers
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands
Elvis Costello
Glen Hansard
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express
Lloyd Cole
Peter Rowan
Dwight Yoakam
Emmylou Harris
Reckless Kelly - confirmed via website.
Nick Lowe
Soul Rebels Brass Band
Patti Smith
Tiny Television
The Lumineers
Robert Earl Keen
Milk Carton Kids
Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys
Heartless Bastards
Son Volt

Jesus. I gotta go to this. Gotta. jesus.

I don't think I've seen Reckless Kelly in probably a dozen years but they used to put on a really great live set.

guedita
08-14-2012, 08:17 AM
I'm driving down to LA for the Max Cooper show that weekend but can maybe swing coming back up on Saturday to at least catch Sunday of this.

Tom - just a warning - people at this festival do not shut the fuck up.

TomAz
08-14-2012, 08:31 AM
Yes, I have been to San Francisco before.

grichsgang
08-14-2012, 10:31 AM
This lineup is amazing. Too many fall commitments but this looks like a blast.

andyforpeace
08-15-2012, 12:15 PM
Les claypool?

Vasoline Groove
08-16-2012, 10:10 AM
Les claypool?

Yeah, thats definitely him. Not sure which side project but that fucking awesome.

GnarVee
08-16-2012, 10:24 AM
sweeet

Vasoline Groove
08-16-2012, 01:41 PM
Claypool is official:

From HSB FB:


Folks, you guessed them all (and this week was a challenge!) These 10 are confirmed for this year:
1. Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys
2. The Wandering
3. Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue
4. Patty Griffin
5. Les Claypool
6. Little Green Cars
7. Sara Watkins
8. The Time Jumpers
9. Todd Snider
10. The Go to Hell Man Clan

greghead
08-19-2012, 01:03 AM
This is shaping up very, very nicely.

TomAz
08-20-2012, 09:36 AM
Someone told me they don't sell beer at HSBG? You have to bring your own? Is this a true statement?

Robin
08-20-2012, 09:41 AM
Someone told me they don't sell beer at HSBG? You have to bring your own? Is this a true statement?

Truth. No security. BYOB.

getbetter
08-20-2012, 09:56 AM
You can bring as much beer as you want.I saw someone once have two wagons with another one welded between the two to make a crazy three ice cooler carrier.I really like festival a lot btw.

Hannahrain
08-20-2012, 10:09 AM
Del McCoury
Jerry Douglas
Steve Earle
O'Brien Party of 7
Giant Giant Sand
Rubblebucket
Ralph Stanley (!!!!)
Dirty Three
Red Baraat
Head and the Heart
Buddy Miller
Patterson Hood & the Downtown Rumblers
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands
Elvis Costello
Glen Hansard
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express
Lloyd Cole
Peter Rowan
Dwight Yoakam
Emmylou Harris
Reckless Kelly - confirmed via website.
Nick Lowe
Soul Rebels Brass Band
Patti Smith
Tiny Television
The Lumineers
Robert Earl Keen
Milk Carton Kids
Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys
Heartless Bastards
Son Volt

Jesus. I gotta go to this. Gotta. jesus.

I don't think I've seen Reckless Kelly in probably a dozen years but they used to put on a really great live set.

It's surprising to me that you wouldn't bold Heartless Bastards. They seem like a thing you would like.

TomAz
08-20-2012, 10:34 AM
Lack of bold means I'm just not all that familiar. Except for Glen Hansard. there it means he sucks.

I haven't heard many new alt-country-americana bands since 2005 or so.

TomAz
08-20-2012, 10:35 AM
You can bring as much beer as you want.I saw someone once have two wagons with another one welded between the two to make a crazy three ice cooler carrier.I really like festival a lot btw.

I'm afraid welded wagons won't fit in my carryon.

Robin
08-20-2012, 10:37 AM
You can bring as much beer as you want.I saw someone once have two wagons with another one welded between the two to make a crazy three ice cooler carrier.I really like festival a lot btw.

I can't imagine lugging that around, but that does sound awesome.
I might just throw some liquor/mixed drinks/wine in a backpack.

Hannahrain
08-20-2012, 10:41 AM
Lack of bold means I'm just not all that familiar. Except for Glen Hansard. there it means he sucks.

I haven't heard many new alt-country-americana bands since 2005 or so.


http://youtu.be/R3CEdZpRNI0

Robin
08-20-2012, 11:07 AM
This was just posted on the HSB facebook page, and it made me laugh.


Here's a textbook example of how NOT to get booked for the festival! We just received the following email from local band The Continental Breakfast Club:
"We're local right in your backyard and I sent a message to several of you and never received a response....why is that?
You should thank me for not embarrassing you by posting this as a comment on your Facebook page, you clicky, unsupportive, insider POS's."
Wow! You're welcome for the free festival, Scott!

Hannahrain
08-20-2012, 11:08 AM
Clicky.

Failed State
08-20-2012, 11:09 AM
I smoked heroin our of a pear at this festival last year with some homeless girl.

greghead
08-30-2012, 11:21 PM
From HSB facebook this afternoon:


Folks - some last minute shifting and sifting of bands prevents us from giving you the final lineup today as we promised. We apologize for the tease. Be assured that we are working hard to bring you the best festival ever. Thank you for your patience.


Shoot.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
08-30-2012, 11:28 PM
At least they give you that much instead of just leaving you hanging, like certain other festivals.

getbetter
08-31-2012, 03:28 AM
Come on Tomahawk!!!! A SF show before they hit up their mini texas tour plus voodoo would be great!

tubescape
09-04-2012, 09:20 AM
With Power to the Peaceful being cancelled for a 2nd straight year, you have to wonder if HSBG is also taking a big hit by the City asking for greater and greater fees. Kinda makes me think Outside Lands has upped the ante in terms of what the City thinks it should "profit" from these generous and free events. I really hope HSBG can sustain itself. The money the city brings in from hotels, transportation and other fees has to pretty large, but its not surprising that they want a little more.

greghead
09-06-2012, 11:02 PM
Well, Warren was a fucking billionaire and according to Jerry Jeff's guitarist, Chris Gage (an ace fucking player in Austin), Warren set up a trust to fund the festival for upwards of 15 years because he wasn't sure his kids would maintain the festival without him around. Who knows how much money they have and how long it will go, but I'm happy to participate in such a cool event and will support the fest any way I can.


Now. FUCKING LINEUP IS OUT!!! http://www.strictlybluegrass.com

I'm really intrigued by the Boz Scaggs: Doug Sahm Tribute. Fucking love Doug Sahm, Sir Douglas Quintet, etc. Stoked for that. I'm also curious to see what the Vince Gill thing is, guy's a hell of a singer & guitarist, haven't seen him since 2006. And that Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis, Ben Kweller, Simon Felice thing looks cool but will undoubtedly be crowded as all get-out. Bummed to see Gillian & Dave not on the lineup.

EDIT: Fans of Jack White's current band should make a point to check out Kevin Welch, Kieran Kane, & Fats Kaplin. Fats plays pedal steel in Jack's band. Plays a mean fiddle, too, probably what he'll be playing most at this set.

Vasoline Groove
09-07-2012, 07:05 AM
EDIT: Fans of Jack White's current band should make a point to check out Kevin Welch, Kieran Kane, & Fats Kaplin. Fats plays pedal steel in Jack's band. Plays a mean fiddle, too, probably what he'll be playing most at this set.

Good to know. Looking forward to another great weekend in the park!

Coachella Bound
09-07-2012, 07:48 AM
im very interested in coming back up for this, but have heard mixed things. I realize the lineup should be enough to go, but the fact that its free turns out a rather shitty crowed.

tubescape
09-07-2012, 10:33 AM
^it's not so much the people in the crowd, but the size of the crowd that can be an issue. for me, the best way to enjoy it is to show up relatively early, pick one stage, and basically picnic at that stage all day. I've tried to do the see-all-the-acts-I-want-to-see-scramble-between-stages thing, and it's a pain. even if you are solo, it's just a hectic crowd to navigate. later in the day just becomes exponentially more difficult as the crowd swells and people get more and more drunk. that being said, this is one helluva festival and I love it. i've never seen an act seem disinterested while performing here either, which is something I can't say for festivals where I've paid a couple hundred bucks for. artists perform at HSBG because they want to and each set I've seen they all seem to be genuinely engaged and enjoying themselves. Thank you Warren!

Egull
09-07-2012, 10:47 AM
^it's not so much the people in the crowd, but the size of the crowd that can be an issue. for me, the best way to enjoy it is to show up relatively early, pick one stage, and basically picnic at that stage all day. I've tried to do the see-all-the-acts-I-want-to-see-scramble-between-stages thing, and it's a pain. even if you are solo, it's just a hectic crowd to navigate. later in the day just becomes exponentially more difficult as the crowd swells and people get more and more drunk. that being said, this is one helluva festival and I love it. i've never seen an act seem disinterested while performing here either, which is something I can't say for festivals where I've paid a couple hundred bucks for. artists perform at HSBG because they want to and each set I've seen they all seem to be genuinely engaged and enjoying themselves. Thank you Warren!

This is really good advice. It is fun being there, but it kind of sucks when you actually treat it like a festival...Also, bring Sweet Tea Vodka and Lemonade, lots.

greghead
09-07-2012, 10:54 AM
Friday is generally less crowded and allows for a bit of stage-hopping, but Saturday and Sunday get pretty crowded. The only time I've really had a huge issue with crowds was last year when Dark Star played the Arrow Stage (generally small to mid-sized acts play this stage) and their fans camped all fucking day, making the whole stage a clusterfuck that took 30 minutes to wade through. The Star stage can get pretty crowded. Rooster gets crowded but it never feels too crowded just by virtue of its location and the spatial geography of the viewing areas.

As mentioned, pick a primary-stage to set up camp and just chill out, you're guaranteed to hear great, engaging sets. Artists really love playing this gig.

GeezrRckr
09-07-2012, 11:16 AM
Yes, Hellman endowed the festival for the next 10+ years or something (was in some article after he died....google it). As much as I agree with the sentiment of the City trying to make a money grab at every possibility (we're bankrupt for fuck's sake...what do you expect)...this festival is a trust fund baby.

And, yes, the fest has grown far too large to bounce around comfortably nowadays, sadly. After missing this the past couple years (last year I was at ATP), I'm happy to be here to soak this in. See you fools at the Park.

greghead
09-08-2012, 02:42 PM
I just noticed that both Chris Robinson and Luther Dickinson are in the lineup with separate. Hopefully we get an on-stage collab of a Black Crowes song or two.

Now that lineup is out let's post discoveries, under-the-radar brilliance, etc.

I'll start. Holy fuck, Reignwolf:

KLpXwnQnSoc

10fKxb0eaKM


Umm, yeah. I'll be seeing this guy.

greghead
09-09-2012, 02:35 PM
It's surprising to me that you wouldn't bold Heartless Bastards. They seem like a thing you would like.


Really digging these folks. This song is really doing it for me.

lmJybsijQY4


EDIT: And this one, too.

SSDqm66sQp0

greghead
09-11-2012, 01:43 PM
This is Seasick Steve. Apparently, he's some kind of hobo who plays the hell out of shitty, beat up guitars.

ScmGIjETdUM

ehSzUX4dDRc

shakermaker113
09-11-2012, 02:33 PM
he's strangely popular in the uk. he never had much of an audience over here. I like his sound. I may have seen him at glastonbury.

xanman86
09-11-2012, 02:37 PM
So stoked to finally get to see Dirty Three!!! :-D



...as long as they aren't on Friday night I guess lol

greghead
09-11-2012, 02:54 PM
he's strangely popular in the uk. he never had much of an audience over here. I like his sound. I may have seen him at glastonbury.

I'd never heard of him, but dude has a HUGE following in the UK and seems decently popular with the Continentals as well. Looking forward to seeing him play.

bmack86
09-11-2012, 02:57 PM
October 5 - 7, 2012 in Golden Gate Park

http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/


First lineup medley is up on the website, so far it looks like we're getting

Tiny Television

I really really hope this is like Mini Kiss with Television songs.

greghead
09-11-2012, 10:49 PM
Oh my god, I would shit myself.

GeezrRckr
09-12-2012, 09:25 AM
Heartless Bastards are an old favorite of mine...new LP is solid too. They are really great live and Erika is a force of nature (great voice, passion and guitar playing)!

Saw Seasick Steve perform at one of the All Points West fests I went to. He is surprisingly interesting and his story-telling is almost better than hearing his music.

EDIT: Reignwolf...holy fuck! Nice find, Greg, hot damn. I wonder if he'll be performing as the one-man band or with the other dudes. Kind of hope for the latter as that drummer is sick.

greghead
09-12-2012, 01:15 PM
Reignwolf is my favorite discovery so far, Drew. I'm not sure if I want him alone or with a band, both versions are cool as hell. That drummer is rock solid, though, I'd be very happy to watch him play as well.

TomAz
09-12-2012, 02:19 PM
I still can't get my head around the idea that you can't buy a beer at this thing.

greghead
09-12-2012, 03:43 PM
I LIKE that, Tom. I much prefer to bring my own brew and whiskey than be stuck drinking stale Heineken at $9 a crack.

guedita
09-12-2012, 03:46 PM
You can buy beer there. Tweaked out hippies sell them from their suitcase that they converted into an ice chest.

greghead
09-12-2012, 03:47 PM
And there are tons of people selling beer in the crowd. One year I saw a guy selling Anchor Steam drafts from a keg he wheeled in on a wagon.

greghead
09-12-2012, 03:49 PM
Putcha money down, putcha money down. Cops, man.

TomAz
09-13-2012, 08:25 AM
pssst. hey buddy. yeah. psssssssst. wanna get.. drunk?

greghead
09-18-2012, 02:08 PM
Who else is coming out for this? Drew and I cannot be the only two. Let your presence be known and let us bask in the glory of our superior taste in music.

Robin
09-18-2012, 02:23 PM
I might show up for Saturday.

lt.roast.a.botch
09-18-2012, 02:24 PM
Same here, Saturday or Sunday for me

greghead
09-18-2012, 02:50 PM
Hell yeah. And Robin, I'm pretty sure I saw you ordering wine at OSL. "Umm, I don't really care what you pour me, just make sure you fill my cup." Exact quote. That's my kind of shit. Let's have us a drink at HSB!

Robin
09-18-2012, 03:09 PM
Haha! I don't remember saying that, but it sounds like something I would say.

HSB is still up in the air for me. I just really don't want to try to find parking.

greghead
09-18-2012, 04:32 PM
It was something strikingly similar to that. Parking is terrible. This is one of the few events in the city where living in outer sunset is actually beneficial.

shakermaker113
09-18-2012, 05:55 PM
I may attend saturday.

Robin
09-19-2012, 07:38 AM
It was something strikingly similar to that. Parking is terrible. This is one of the few events in the city where living in outer sunset is actually beneficial.

Hmmm.. You don't happen to know the parking situation near outer sunset, do you? There was plenty of parking there for OSL (around Great Hwy and La Playa), and it was only a 1.5 mile walk. Maybe I'll just take Bart/Muni, if there's any room on the buses.

greghead
09-19-2012, 03:28 PM
Hmmm.. You don't happen to know the parking situation near outer sunset, do you? There was plenty of parking there for OSL (around Great Hwy and La Playa), and it was only a 1.5 mile walk. Maybe I'll just take Bart/Muni, if there's any room on the buses.

Try to park somewhere between 20th and 30th and you'll have an easy time getting in and out. I live at Rivera & 30th and still end up driving down to Irving or Judah if I can.

Robin
09-20-2012, 03:04 PM
Oh, you. I can pick you up if you don't want to walk that extra mile. hehehe.
Are there time restrictions on those streets? I really don't want to get another parking ticket.

greghead
09-20-2012, 07:37 PM
Oh thanks, but my parents will be out from Texas for the fest so we'll drive as close as we can anyway. Worst case, we have my girlfriend drop us off right at Lincoln. I walk enough on a daily basis, I'll ALWAYS save myself that extra mile. And no, there are no time limits/permits on those streets.

Robin
09-24-2012, 10:47 AM
Word.
I have an old high school friend that will be up here with the Navy, so my chances of being there on Saturday just increased to 80%.

greghead
09-24-2012, 12:47 PM
Lineup breakdown is upon us. Saturday looks brutal.

EDIT: Holy shit is that Doug Sahm tribute going to be epic: Dave Alvin, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Boz Scaggs, Jimmie Vaughan, "plus whoever the cat drags in." Wow. That is going to be something.

greghead
09-24-2012, 12:59 PM
This is Red Baraat. And they fucking party.

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My kind of shit right here.

greghead
09-28-2012, 05:58 PM
Set times are out. Crushing blows across the board.

andyforpeace
09-28-2012, 08:01 PM
Guess im calling in sick for Friday.

Robin
10-03-2012, 09:46 AM
Saturday is almost a definite go for me!
We'll have to plan a meet up somewhere.

Vasoline Groove
10-03-2012, 10:22 AM
Guess im calling in sick for Friday.

I'm just going to leave work early. The only curveball would be if the A's host the O's for the wild card game on Friday. So much shit going on in the bay area this weekend, and sports is complicating the fuck out everything.

greghead
10-04-2012, 11:10 PM
Friday: Preservation Hall Jazz Band > Pickwick > Beachwood Sparks > Patterson Hood > The Time Jumpers > Elvis Costello > Reignwolf

Saturday: Red Baraat > Dirty Three > Justin Townes Earle > Dave Alvin/Heartless Bastards/Les Claypool > Jerry Jeff Walker > Flatlanders

Sunday: Lucero > Giant Giant Sand > The Knitters > Black Prairie/Rubblebucket > Doug Sahm Tribute > Ralph Stanley > Del McCoury/Luther Dickinson & The Wandering > Patti Smith


Come say hello, I'll give you whiskey and exchange pleasantries.

Robin
10-05-2012, 05:44 AM
I have no schedule for Saturday. I will be with a few Navy guys that will be dressed.
We might do brunch in the Sunset before heading there, if y'all want to join.

citizenerased
10-06-2012, 01:12 PM
What ever happened to the Tree Dude last night?

shakermaker113
10-07-2012, 08:45 AM
I forgot how crowded this thing gets.

greghead
10-07-2012, 09:02 AM
I really didn't notice the crowd at all yesterday. I spent the first half of the day at Gold/Star stages, and the second half of the day at the soundboard of Star. Didn't have to battle crowds/standers/talkers/etc once all day. It was fucking great.

And Ed, why you didn't text me, man?

Vasoline Groove
10-08-2012, 11:03 AM
I didn't go on Sunday but it seemed alot less crowded this year than last year. Friday was relatively sparse.

Reignwolf was pretty awesome. And John Paul Jones joined Seasick Steve for his set. Yes that JPJ. That was incredible and they really jammed out. JPJ played like four different instruments. It would have been great to have gotten a Zeppelin cover but it was badass nonetheless.

lt.roast.a.botch
10-08-2012, 02:28 PM
Saturday was fairly crowded but everyone seemed to be camped out at a stage and not moving around which limited the foot traffic and bottlenecks. Sat way back and didn't really feel like working my way through a fairly packed crowd of talkers. Basically it became a day out in the park with friends then to see/hear any music. May be my last one but still had fun - weather was great, blue angles were a crowd pleaser, saw many hulu hoopers.

Robin
10-08-2012, 02:37 PM
Saturday was fairly crowded but everyone seemed to be camped out at a stage and not moving around which limited the foot traffic and bottlenecks. Sat way back and didn't really feel like working my way through a fairly packed crowd of talkers. Basically it became a day out in the park with friends then to see/hear any music. May be my last one but still had fun - weather was great, blue angles were a crowd pleaser, saw many hulu hoopers.

That's pretty much what my friends and I did. Just camped out at the back of the Arrow and Star stages. Threw the frisbee around for a bit and played Uno.

shakermaker113
10-08-2012, 06:29 PM
And Ed, why you didn't text me, man?

sorry, I suck.

greghead
10-08-2012, 08:23 PM
I didn't go on Sunday but it seemed alot less crowded this year than last year. Friday was relatively sparse.

Reignwolf was pretty awesome. And John Paul Jones joined Seasick Steve for his set. Yes that JPJ. That was incredible and they really jammed out. JPJ played like four different instruments. It would have been great to have gotten a Zeppelin cover but it was badass nonetheless.

John Paul Jones played with Giant Giant Sand as well. Sweet.

Red Baraat brought the funk Saturday. So much fun, I've never seen a HSB crowd get down like that. It's hard to get most SF crowds to even bob their heads but they had everyone on their feet getting down. At 11 AM. Again, so much fun.

Great weekend overall, saw and enjoyed an overwhelming amount of music. Saw everyone I wanted and never had to fight the crowds (NOTE: attendance was allegedly down about 20-30% from last year, according to the Chronicle).

Vasoline Groove
10-09-2012, 08:05 AM
John Paul Jones played with Giant Giant Sand as well. Sweet.

Red Baraat brought the funk Saturday. So much fun, I've never seen a HSB crowd get down like that. It's hard to get most SF crowds to even bob their heads but they had everyone on their feet getting down. At 11 AM. Again, so much fun.

Great weekend overall, saw and enjoyed an overwhelming amount of music. Saw everyone I wanted and never had to fight the crowds (NOTE: attendance was allegedly down about 20-30% from last year, according to the Chronicle).

That sounds pretty accurate. I think the less known line-up this year and all the other options going on in the bay really reduced the crowd to a much more manageable level.

xanman86
10-09-2012, 12:53 PM
Anyone know what song Dirty Three started with?


http://youtu.be/oC5s4NdVZ4M


http://youtu.be/sywAOInqW2A


http://youtu.be/y-4eHS5ORfw

tubescape
10-09-2012, 03:04 PM
Had a really good time this year. Weather could not have been better. Clean, glassy surf each morning, followed by beautiful fall afternoon sunlight in the park and great music. Made it down Friday after work to catch Reignwolf (thanks for the rec Greghead, watched a live video and was hooked). He put on a good show, was definitely feeling it and the setting was awesome at that time of day.

On Saturday, the wifey and I weren't really planning on going, but the weather had us changing out minds... we got on the bikes and made it down for Robyn Hitchcock's set on the Porch stage. We were just going minimal effort and that was the closest stage to where we parked our bikes (nice job HSB by adding more bike racks for self parking a la OSL, they were needed and appreciated). Turns out, we got a special guest on stage for that set, John Paul Jones. He jammed with Robyn for several songs. We tried to leave and walk toward another stage, but after seeing the mess at Banjo and Rooster, we turned around and went back to the porch stage. We camped til the end of the day and saw a really good set by Seasick Steve, who also invited JPJ up.

Sunday, kind of same program for us. We started the afternoon at the top of Divisadero (at Jackson) to watch the start of the America's Cup World Series race. We saw one of the fleet race starts, which was hectic, I think there were 11 boats jockeying to get around the first marker. We then made our way out to the festival, arriving in time to catch most of Son Volt's set. The crowd was much more mellow than Saturday, but I was still nervous trying to negotiate for a good spot to see Patti Smith. Luckily, a good friend did the leg work and we got a spot right near the soundboard (arrived about 40 min early). It was my first time seeing her and it was an awesome way to end the festival. Again, beautiful sunlight put a glow on the faces of the performers and fans alike. I think Warren may have just been smiling down on GG Park for us all too.