That's right, the party's back - so hide your valuables and turn off your filters! (just kidding Glen)
My neck is a little sore from sleeping in the car, but it was worth every painful minute of it. BTW, the first ride I went on was the "Teacup" ride. Punched the clock on this one at about 10:05am Sunday morning. For those of you unfamiliar with this ride, you get into the "teacup" and spin around and around and around and - you get the point. Kept breakfast down so I was good to go.
First and foremost thanks to Gabe and Kevan for pulling it off again. My vote is in - and Orlando has won me over. Although I would like to have it in the back yard....
Thanks to Rich and Iain for breakfast and the comraderie (and for talking me out of giving away my RG.) Shane - always a good time my friend - let me know about the Engl. Pete, any time you want to make a trip across the pond for some more Billy Joel, Prince or a verse or two of "A$$hole" just drop me an email. Many other new friends who were very cool to tolerate me - Clay, Darin, Butch (you aint gettin my guitar) etc.
Thanks to CK for letting me play/sing with them (although I am not at all proud of the playing.)
Last but certainly not least, all of the performers. There was some amazing talent out there this year, I am truly humbled being in the presence of these guys. No, not humbled - unworthy.
Little disappointment in the "new" Jem department, but it is nice that they're commemorating 15 years of the gutar with the FP -it was one of the orginals. It was ultra nice of Ibanez to have given Jemfest one of the first opportunitites to experience it - I don't think they could have chosen a better time or place to do it. This is Jemfest progress IMHO.
I look forward to next year guys, keep up the good work.