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#21 TARABELLE

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Posted April 10 2007 - 04:39 PM

Ozzfest might be free, but you're still paying the price with your time and attention. You'll never get those hours back again.


Well, that's slightly harsh, as there are people, like me, who enjoy that music genre. If fact, I enjoyed last year's Ozz Fest, (can you say Ozzy and SOAD, hell, yes!) much more than any music festival I've ever attended here. The people at Ozz Fest were overwhelmingly nice and friendly. We met some wonderful people from Canada among many others. Everybody we saw was having a wonderful time all day.

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Posted May 18 2007 - 02:16 PM

any free in east tennessee, knoxville/servierville/maryville/morristown area? :D

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Posted May 19 2007 - 02:23 PM

www.nwfolklife.org


It is a free, fun, cultured 3-day festival in Seattle WA, right at under the Space Needle..workshops on drumming, all sorts of ethnic food vendors, lots of diverse music, fun fun fun!!
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Posted May 19 2007 - 09:44 PM

Yeah, I'm going to Seattle Folklife next weekend. I've been on many an occasion and always had a blast. Nice thing about the location is that it's also near the Experience Music Project, Sci-Fi museum, Space Needle (as mentioned), Science Center and IMAX, and the Children's Museum. They have several stages set up throughout the center (mostly pedestrian section) and a nice big fountain that kids (and adults) can run through. All free, with the exception of what you spend at the vendors.

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Posted May 20 2007 - 06:39 AM

Well, that's slightly harsh, as there are people, like me, who enjoy that music genre. If fact, I enjoyed last year's Ozz Fest, (can you say Ozzy and SOAD, hell, yes!) much more than any music festival I've ever attended here. The people at Ozz Fest were overwhelmingly nice and friendly. We met some wonderful people from Canada among many others. Everybody we saw was having a wonderful time all day.

Each to their own, I always say!

well that's because they were canadian? :) Texas metal fests, for an example, are quite different.
and yeah, I work a few metal shows. Give me folk anyday, and even a hippie rave...loving Bassnectar these days.
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#26 TARABELLE

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Posted May 21 2007 - 12:45 PM

Everybody seemed just so happy to be at Ozzfest, it just was spilling over everywhere. Posted Image


And Seattle's Folklife Fest is one of the best around. And like Monosphere said, it's relatively inexpensive - free to get in! I really liked the local music. And there's lots of it!
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Posted May 21 2007 - 04:42 PM

This weekend is our annual freedom weekend aloft gathering. It's been in the area for years and this weekend will be in my home town of simpsonville. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in joining me to this celebration? I'll be there most definitely Sunday and possibly Friday and Saturday, at least for the booths.

Basically it's a.... well, people set up booths and there are concerts (Goo Goo Dolls are playing Sunday, Josh Grobin, some other up and comings and some has beens!) It's held in a big field (this year at Heritage Park) and there are hot air balloon shows on Saturday afternoons. As well as fireworks and the whole lot.

We use to celebrate it 4th of July weekend but it got too hot.

It's free to get in and $20 to see the concerts... which isn't bad for Goo Goo Dolls and is often set up in Woodstock fashion. Everyone gathers in a big field and dances etc etc.

Average turn out is around 10K a weekend. At least that's what it use to be about 10 years ago. This time it's going to be in a different area than it ever has before... less than a mile from my boyfriends house.

I hope you guys take the time to come out. I would love to get to meet you guys and have some fun. Maybe we can make some crafts and pass out at the fair. (Oh, there are kiddie rides too.... it's basically a bazarr.)

Here's a link... http://www.freedomweekend.org/


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Posted May 23 2007 - 05:40 AM

ive had a great time at ozzfest each year i attended.

can i have more info about that fest in WA my email is alandry08@hotmail.com if you dont mind :)
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Posted May 23 2007 - 08:41 PM

ive had a great time at ozzfest each year i attended.

can i have more info about that fest in WA my email is alandry08@hotmail.com if you dont mind :)


This will help ya.

http://www.nwfolklife.org/

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Posted July 10 2007 - 08:24 AM

colorado festies?
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Posted July 10 2007 - 09:09 AM

Does anyone know if any free fests still exist in England? I'd love to know.


I've been racking my brains, but can't think of any, which really sucks; being the poor student type, i can't really afford the prices of festival tickets over here! But i would love to know if there are any.

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Posted July 24 2007 - 11:19 AM

Does anyone know of any festivals in the PA area? Preferrably around Harrisburg of Philadelphia? Sadly, I don't really know how to find out about them but I've been wanting to go to one for a really long time.

I already know about the Philadelphia Folk Festival, but I was wondering if there were any others that perhaps aren't as well-known and therefore don't have as many rules. (IE. no restrictions on alcohol, etc...which is how it's like for the Philly Folk Fest)

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Posted July 24 2007 - 11:55 AM

3 day free fest in Lock Haven, PA.

Augest 3-5 2007

http://www.myspace.com/lockstockfest

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Posted July 24 2007 - 12:02 PM

3 day free fest in johnstown, Pa

Augest 31- september 2

http://www.jaha.org/...performers.html

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Posted August 08 2007 - 09:23 PM

any New England Free fests

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Posted August 11 2007 - 02:25 AM

I think its a great festival....

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Posted August 16 2007 - 01:23 PM

Anyone know about any good fests in Portland Oregon? I'm heading back there next week for college, and just wanted to know if anything interesting was going on!

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Posted August 17 2007 - 08:48 AM

Can't think of any fests in portland that are free. But I should let y'all know that this saturday and sunday Seattle is holding their Hempfest, which is one of the largest pro-ganja festivals in north america. It will be held at Myrtle Edwards park. They do suggest a $5 donation, but it's optional. They'll be thankful to have your support. And they're still looking for volunteers, even if it's to walk around with a garbage bag and help with the litter. And at around 4:19, one of the stages throws out a bunch of joints. Sure, it's kinda cheap nasty weed, but it's free.

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Posted August 19 2007 - 05:23 PM

in response to silverwolf...there is a festival going on next weekend-Horning's Hideout, and Yonder Mountain Stringband is headlining...I just moved to portland two weeks ago and I start school as well in a few weeks...

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Posted August 21 2007 - 09:01 PM

That would be the Northwest String Summit you are talking about, featuring Yonder Mountain with Darol Anger. However, it's not free. I'm sure the cost has gone up to $130 or so for the event. However, that does include all 4 days/nights of festivities as well as camping. Not a bad deal, in my opinion. I had a blast both times I went. More info at http://www.stringsummit.com




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