Folklife Report: Friday
Well the first day of Folklife went well. Friday tends to be the quiet day as most people haven’t started their holiday weekend. Because of this there really aren’t that many of the headliners booked an I really didn’t see the need to get there early. Also it gave me the opportunity to see just how crazy my bike to Seattle Center idea was. Turned out to be quite viable with the sidewalk going underneath Aurora being quite safe.
Once I got their I spent the first hour or so getting a feel of the venues, people watching, going over the festival schedule and tweeting whenever I was near a wifi hotspot. (not easy) enjoying some of the sidewalk performers. The one that stuck in my mind was playing something that sounded like a Klezmer version of “The Farmer in the Dell”
Finally I settled down at the Fountain Stage watching a group called “Nae Regrets” which was described as Celtic rock but was pretty much just played classic rock standbys. After that came a taiko band.Durring that time I also snuck in a nap on the green.
I finished my day off with two “energetic” Celtic bands “Loch Dhu and “Celtic Fire.” As I have said before my tastes lean towards music with a fast tempo so whenever I see the words Celtic and energetic in the same sentence I will be there.
All in all a good start. While I didn’t get in my zone or get around to doing any sketches I think it was a very good first day.