Sunday Day 10 - June 22

Sunday June 22
9:30 Gates Open
10:00 - 11:00 Selections from JS Bach with Edgar Meyer and Friends
11:15 - 12:30 Michelle Shocked
12:45 -2:00 Boomchicks
2:15 - 3:30 The John Cowan Band
3:45 - 5:00 Nickel Creek
5:15 - 6:30 Hot Rize
7:00 - 8:30 Alison Krauss & Union Station
9:00 - 11:00 The Sam Bush Band
Sunday morning found us in need of some cleaning. The local high school was hosting showers for the paltry sum of $3, a good deal to anyone standing downwind. We mostly just wanted to rinse off the dust that was kicked up at the festival on Saturday. A bus ride down to the showers and a quick trip back to the campground to stow our stuff left us ready for breakfast and more music. We managed to get a better spot Sunday, over on the right again but much closer up toward the stage. Don snapped the photo above showing our location up front, with the crowd and the festival food vendors in the rear. After getting our spot staked out we hit downtown Telluride for breakfast. This time we ended up at Maggies for a breakfast burrito. We dined at a table on the sidewalk, chatting with other breakfast goers and watching the passers-by, both locals and tourists. A big BMW 1150GS was parked just outside a small mountain outdoor supply store, the owner periodicly coming out the fuss over the bike.
We re-entered the festival, again enjoying the beautiful view. What a great venue. A collection of performers started the day off with selections from JS Bach. Michelle Shocked followed with her spiritual jamming with intermittent liberal political blather we could have lived without. To view a LOUD 8Mb quicktime movie of a 360 degree view of the festival and hear some of Michelle click here.

The boomchicks followed Michelle Shocked alternately playing while wearing their fancy hats and introducing other stars as guest members of the band with humorous and genitalia based stage names. It was a fun set and we took the opportunity the hit the vendors again for beer, hot dogs, pizza and more chicken on a stick.

This was my first exposure to Nickel Creek and I liked them a lot. They were pretty mainstream but closer to traditional Blue Grass than most of the performers I saw. It was a great day, slightly cooler than the previous. That was good because I had been late in applying sunscreen and was already burned. I was coated on sunday an thankful for the less intense heat. As we sat in our chairs and enjoyed the music we sipped on water from various brands of hydrating bladders. I had been forced to replace my camelback with a new one when I discovered I had lost the bite valved for my 'gobe' model. In the intervening years since I bought it the company went to a new tubing size (ca-ching) and fitting type leaving me without replacement parts for my old one. I had found my replacement in the outdoor supply store on saturday, along with an ample supply of spray on sunscreen. The camleback would be critical later in the trip.
Allison Kraus and Union Station were up next and that was one of my favorite sets. If you have heard "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow" from the "Oh Brother Whereart Thou" Soundtrack you have heard Dan Tyminski of Union Station. After that set I headed back to the campground for another night of nylon slumber, although I hear the following act, The Sam Bush Band puts on a good show.