We’ve got a super pre-emptive post here. Remember that thing that we plug each year, the one that always seems to sell out way ahead of time? Well…
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Yeah, so we’re judging that since the Newport Folk Festival sold out WAY TOO EARLY last year (before they even announced the whole lineup), it’s safe to assume the same here. Just off the top of our heads, some highlights of festivals past:
– 2013: Deer Tick frontman John McCauley puts up an acoustic show for us beer-dazed acoustic-fazed bedragglers. He broke a string and – as this must always be the case – “Damn, I didn’t bring any extras.” Naturally. So:
“Can I get any suggestions for songs without the X string?”
“No, that uses the X string,” whichever string it was.
Luckily a NFF handiman found a string (from who knows where) and the set eventually continued on to a rendition of Mr. Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” with his mom. Awww.
2009: Fleet Foxes are on the main stage. That one weird woman yells at them – “I want to live in your beard.” I think the Foxes were kinda sorta flattered, maybe. Or just polite in hiding their weirded-out-ness.
Yeah. That one still cracks us up.
2011: Middle Brother. Side stage. Just absolutely transcendent. We’re still huge fans of that collaboration of Dawes, Deer Tick, and Delta Spirit. But we’re bigger fans of the Nike Airs that Matt Vasquez must’ve sported that day when he launched himself into the crowd, over pretty sizable barricades. Guy’s got guts, and maybe missing a few marbles, too. Most excellent time.
Keep in mind, the Newport Blues Cafe and Jane Pickens Theater (both in downtown Newport) tend to hold a few extra acts that same weekend.
Gosh! We almost forgot to mention it was the weekend of July 25! OUR BIRTHDAY WEEKEND!! What a present!
Anyway, keep all y’all eyes peeled, and unpeel your ears when you get there as well. Keep it real, yos.