I woke up Saturday feeling remarkably well. Two pop tarts and, oddly for breakfast, a giant jaeger bomb later, I'm ready to roll. Actually, I was ready to get uncommonly stoned.
I'm having a hard time with Saturday. I'm pretty sure I was out of bed by about noon. I'm pretty sure I WANTED to go see the "Old Crow Medicine Show". I mean, I'd been looking foreward to that show but for some reason I didn't see it. Hell, I'm not sure what happened on Saturday morning (I'm considering NOON to be morning in this case) but whatever it was it kept me out of Centeroo until about 2.
Now here's the good news : As a fancypants member of the media, I've pulled press credentials for myself and a rare golden "Photo" pass for my lovely wife. At 4PM the Roo folks scheduled a press availability with :
Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips), Charlie 2Na (Rapper playing with Galactic later that night), Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon), Pete Yorn, and Britt Daniel (Spoon).
Naturally, there were just 2 people I was there to see :
Come Back Baby (with Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady & Barry Mitterhoff)
Sweetleaf War Pigs
Here's the problem though. The wife and I saw Mule about 2 weeks before Roo when they came through a local festival with Robert Randolph and the Family Band. We liked Randolph better. In fact, both of us get kinda bored with straight-up Mule. However, we never get bored with old school Dead tunes and when Mule plays backup rock band to some pretty awesome guests it's a pretty damn good time.
This, by the way, is one of the better DLs on the etree right now. I reccomend it. So far the best sounding sets on Bit Torrent are this, String Cheese the night before, Ratdog the next day, Widespread (best one!), and Wilco on Sunday.
Wife and I headed over to "That Stage" for the Galactic hip hop extravaganza. I thought it was FUCKING INCREDIBLE! Wife was less impressed. We walked up to an old Galactic tune, and Charlie 2na took the stage with them after that. As good as Galactic is, they may be the TIGHTEST backup band around. (This one's on etree too...get it if you can!)
Anyway, I blacked out at about 3AM. Sunday is the best music day yet. We started with Mavis Staples. I'll let you know 'bout that next!