A Music Festival Revolution

I’m back! I survived! I had an amazing time! I camped for 4 days and lived to tell the tale! I took a shower that drained my parent’s hot water tank today, but it was all worth it in the end. Especially as I look back and see these photos. Please enjoy looking at them, as much as I enjoyed taking them.

 

 

I loved all the feet! I was lounging in my very comfortable chair and noticed the happy feet. Check out the fancy tan lines too.

 

 

Instead of lighting the festival grounds with harsh spotlights, they had these soft, floating balloons that put off the perfect amount of light. They went up around dusk and you could see them above the trees all around the festival grounds. Beautiful!

 

 

 

Meet my buddy Sam! Sam and his parents sat close to us at the Odeum. Sam loved his beach ball and was such a fun kid to watch! Steve and Sara(h) I hope you made it home safe and had a great family vacation! It was nice to meet you!

 

 

The whole experience was amazing! It was a great place to spend the 4th of July weekend with my friends. The goal of the Rothbury Music Festival was to be as green as possible. They had wonderful volunteers that monitored the trash containers to make sure that you recycled what could be recycled, threw away bio-degradable products to go to the compost, and discarded landfill materials in the correct containers. We used plastic plates and kitchen utensils at our campsite that we cleaned after meals. It was an eye opening experience that everyone can play a small part in taking care of our planet. It’s the little things that add up to make a huge impact. Such as camping for 4 days without electricity, running water and mirrors!

 

The view from our part of the commune. We were at least a 25 minute walk from the main stage…maybe longer. The camping portion of the trip was pleasantly surprising. The boys that I rode up with were a wizz in our “kitchen”. We fixed marinated pork tenderloin with rice and steamed broccoli the first day we got there…and it didn’t stop after that. Full breakfast was served in the morning with bacon, eggs and hashbrowns. Chicken tacos for lunch! I was blown away by the efficiency that these boys brought to the campsite. All I did was provide sunscreen for the bunch and a misting fan.

 

 

Believe it or not, this is the closest thing I got to a group picture. Right when we were all seriously thinking about taking one, my battery told me it was completely exhausted.

 

For more fun photos, visit the gallery. I took over 200 and have posted at least half of them there. I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. I can’t wait for next year’s festival!

July 8, 2008 - 7:54 pm

Stephen & Sarah - Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. We had a blast at Rothbury. It was a first time in Michigan for myself and Sam. We hope to see you again next year. We will send you our online photo album so you can check out Rothbury from our point of view. – Stephen, Sarah & Sam