All in all, I think it was a success. I didn't burn the house down, MKD didn't burn the tree line down, so that's always a bonus! It rained on and off all weekend, but that really didn't slow us down at all. We moved to the porch or in the house when rainy, and back outside when not over the weekend. Saturday the tents were up, and that kept us all dry in the backyard while the butts were smoking all day.
UJB stayed nice and dry in the house each night, as his tent ended up a little more wet than planned. He really did 99% of the photography and videography, and for that I'm thankful! My hands were full playing hostess, cooking, and trying to keep my glass full. Our little Ukelele player wasn't feeling quite up to par, so we didn't hear much from her. A young man stopped by with his guitar, but he was pretty nervous. That said, I think he's been finding everything that exists online from DE - as he seemed to know quite a few of those songs that he played. I think Young Joey will be back again next year ready to play a bit.
I heard that Blandon's has several different stoppers, and they're collectable. Though, I also heard that supposedly, if you collect them all, you can trade them in for a free bottle! :0
It was really a great weekend, and the best part wasn't necessarily the guitar time, food, or weather... it was the people. Catching up with Ken, Joe, Joey, Chris, and one of my friends I only see once a year was the real treat! It's about the people really, and the guitars that bring us together is just the icing on that cake. Thank you, each of you that made it out. I'm grateful to know such good people, and to have the honor of your company.
Looking forward to the PA get together!
I haven't gotten very far with the BYG 2017 Videos, but there's the beginning of a playlist developing here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P … WNv--2_2b8
More songs will be added to it each day, so please do check back!
Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.