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#1 limetree

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Posted August 09 2007 - 10:17 AM

A few times a year, in Southern Illinois (Murphysboro) in Shawnee cave theres various forms of what is broadly called "cavefest" its fun times, lots of good hippie type bands, and a rave tent. Anyone familiar, ive been once, april 2007. for my birthday weekend. its like leaving earth. any good stories from it?

Anyways, the fall one is coming up, September 21, 2007.
Cant wait!

#2 saluki420

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Posted August 12 2007 - 09:28 AM

I've been to a couple cavestock/cavefest back when I was in college at SIUC. They were really good times with a good mix of people and bands. I'm not really a festival expert so I can't compare it to any other ones like Schwag, Bonaroo, or Wakarusa; but like I said it was a good time. My friends and I always thought the best spot to camp was imediately inside the gate take a right and go down that way. You can access the parking lot pretty easily and if you you like steep and dangerous trails there's one down to the cave (trust me, don't go down it when you are too intoxicated). Anyway, Santa and his friends (who I always thought were rainbow from Shawnee, but maybe I'm wrong) throw a pretty cool festival so enjoy!

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Posted August 12 2007 - 01:02 PM

i was at the 4/20 cavefest, it was pretty chill time.. although i thought the music sucked, the atmosphere was pretty cool. ill probably be out there for the fall fest

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Posted August 12 2007 - 06:39 PM

do u have a link for the fest's website? i couldnt find one

#5 limetree

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Posted August 13 2007 - 11:18 AM

its hard to find a direct link, at catalyticsouls they usually have a page about the current event at the cave. heres the link there, click on events http://catalyticsouls.com/

otherwise, http://www.myspace.com/shawneecave but this coming cavefest doesnt seem to be on it. i know i saw it around somewhere ill find it and post it here.


haha i know what your talking about that one trail, its dangerous, ive gone up and down many times very messed up.

#6 schwahead

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Posted August 13 2007 - 06:23 PM

so Theres actually a little festy in a cave??? what are the bands??? how far is this from ohio??? im interested!!! are their bats? I can dig some bats

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Posted August 13 2007 - 06:35 PM

its not really a cave (i thought it would be when i went).. its like a indention in a really huge rock... its still cool, buts its not a cave. the stage area looks tight at night with all the lights everywhere and reflecting off the rock. honestly, i wouldnt say itd be worth the drive from ohio. its a cool little festie, but its not the greatest. in my opinion, the bands arnt worth driving that far for. the whole scene is really chill, though.

limetree, do u have any way of confirming the dates, and what the price is, and who is gonna be there? cause ill go if i know these 3 things.

#8 limetree

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Posted August 13 2007 - 09:26 PM

when it gets closer i can get the info, its usually 17 dollars if you get the preorder tickets, and 25 at the gate if you didnt preorder. thats just based on the past, ill find out for certain and put it on here or pm you

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Posted August 14 2007 - 12:41 PM

when it gets closer i can get the info, its usually 17 dollars if you get the preorder tickets, and 25 at the gate if you didnt preorder. thats just based on the past, ill find out for certain and put it on here or pm you


sounds like a plan

#10 schwahead

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Posted August 14 2007 - 02:06 PM

ahhhh man I was excited about party down in a cave

#11 limetree

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Posted August 15 2007 - 08:44 AM

haha nearby there is giant city state park, where i went on my downtime during the day. they have amazing paths, rock paths, and this thing called deadmans squeze. i almost fit all the way through. ill post some pics. its almost as good as a cave shwahead, haha. also i saw a lizard.

o i forgot there was this overhang of rock at giant city and underneath this bright green fuzzy plant carpet grew and it was like natural air conditioning under there it was so cool. ill post some pics

#12 limetree

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Posted August 15 2007 - 08:53 AM

file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/COMPAQ%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpgfire spinners ( i dont know what they are called haha)
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Crazy face someone etched into the rock. there were names carved everywhere with dates way far back. also, my stick i found that looked like a snake
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The natural air conditioning part, it was so cool
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dead mans squeeze. eventually i got so far back in there you couldnt see me, and the walls were dripping wet. it was crazy
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ill stop posting pics haha but if you want more, i have them!

so see, cavelike, no?

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Posted August 17 2007 - 02:36 PM

Down by the Garden of the Gods, eh? I love it there. One of the most beautiful places on the Earth, that I've been at least... :) I can see how a fest near there would kick ass. Unfortunately it doesn't look like we'll be making it there, or Shawnee for the gathering this year... Can't justify the time off work for my hubby if we aren't 95% sure we'll make it up by selling our hippie artifacts... ;)

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#14 limetree

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Posted August 17 2007 - 02:58 PM

aww to bad, i love the hippie venders there, they are so understanding of me ogling through thier things just being happy out of my mind. what do you sell there?

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Posted August 17 2007 - 03:48 PM

We sell our art... we design and make patchwork/hippie clothing and accessories... jewelry... and I blow glass. :) Our website, where I sell year round, is hummblebee.com

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#16 limetree

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Posted August 22 2007 - 07:59 AM

oops, wrong date!


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Posted August 22 2007 - 01:42 PM

whats the link for? its for apr 21-23 2006?

#18 limetree

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Posted August 22 2007 - 02:08 PM

im working on it, cant seem to find anything. that was my attempt before i realized it was the wrong date haha

#19 limetree

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Posted August 29 2007 - 07:14 AM

http://profile.myspa...iendid=10064828

They pushed the date back, i dont know why. But more info should be coming soon. They will have it up at the catalyticsouls website too. and later on cavefest.com

whos coming?!

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Posted August 29 2007 - 05:34 PM

I wonder why they moved the date back. Who knows, but I'm sure Santa had his reasons. that cavefest.com look like a pretty cool website. K+ for posting it! Thanks for keeping us informed too.

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Posted September 04 2007 - 11:58 AM

Woohooo! Exactly what I wanted to see !
Cave Parties + Illinois= My type of scene!
Thank you for posting this thread. I will so be there! Have any of you been to Even Further?... That was one of the biggest parties I have ever witnessed with 2,300 confirmed guests there in 2003. It used to be a three day event, but because of alot of different reasons it is not going on anymore. They even used to have a smaller version of burning man there. Anyway, I will so be there! Thanks again
SMILE! 8D

#22 limetree

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Posted September 04 2007 - 12:38 PM

i havent heard of even further, can you put a link up to it? where is it?
Also, i have been wanting to go to burning man, but havent had the resources. See you at cavefest!

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Posted September 04 2007 - 12:41 PM

Unfortunatly Even Further does not happen anymore. It sucks but that is the harsh reality of the thing. It used to be a great time, but teh last year I was there someone was distributing bad hits of acid that had some sort of poison in them. People were serously getting close to dieing from taking these things and I think that that gave the police right to raise suspition (damn I really cant spell) on the whole thing and now its kapput!

Absolutly see you there !

#24 limetree

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Posted September 25 2007 - 05:56 PM

Allrite finally got a site up for it! two weeks away =) roll call!


http://www.catalytic...show_event&e=32

#25 limetree

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Posted October 04 2007 - 02:46 PM

Leaving for cavestock tomorrow morning, hope to see some of your hipforums there!

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Posted April 15 2008 - 03:55 PM

can someone tell me more about cavestock? It's a lot closer to me than Zoe. I need to know if cavestock is mostly college kids, or if its a nice, big, chill crowd - if anyone knows where I'm going with this...




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