Yesterday my husband and I went to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park.
It is an annual free event in Golden Gate Park - the bill is footed by Warren Hellman. It is amazing that people have that much money. (Not that I resent the use of his money - very generous on his part - but I am amazed that people can have that much money!)
This was a picture opportunity on the way there (bathroom stop - very gross bathroom - I've got pics if you want to see).
Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the Marin Headlands
When we got there and found a staging area (way off to the side between stages), my husband took a nap.
Crazy 4's husband taking a nap at 2009's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
While my husband was napping, I went wandering and found Steve Earle and others singing Woody Guthrie songs. After it was over, I kept my eye on Steve and got this shot.
Steve Earle talking to back stage fans
After his nap, I showed my husband a good place to be for the Richie Havens' show.
Peace flag flying over a Richie Havens (side) crowd
There were lots of interesting characters. People were mostly either in their 20s or 50s. There was a group of yoot who were on some sort of drugs and were out of their minds. I sincerely doubt the Ananda girl and I were ever like this!
Freaky freaks enjoying the freedom that the US offers
This picture does not capture the weirdness. They were crazy, rolling around, and almost scary. A large group of people gathered to watch and take photos. I am sure those girls are wondering today why they have so many leaves and twigs in their hair.
The final show of our night was Steve Earle and The Bluegrass Dukes. I found a side way up to the stage and we had a front row view. I was ever so happy when he played Jerusalem.
Steve Earle on the Banjo Stage
It was a tiring day. Long gone are the days when I could sit, stand and walk for hour upon hour and then sleep on the ground. Long gone! I was ever so happy to sleep in my own bed, and even still I am in pain today!
Dandu and Toothy are there today.
It is a wonderful world that we live in.
Have a great new week my buddies!