This makes me also hope that he has a second performance with Monsters of Folk (one of the few bands that I've been dying to see but just couldn't find a way to any of their shows in the years that they toured).
Or even better, She & Him is another band that keeps eluding me. Maybe I can get She & Him and Monsters of Folk (what would be even better is Desaparecidos as well, but there's nothing folk about them).
Going to the NFF for the first time. Really excited! Have a question about how easy it is to get to the festival from different areas of town. Does public transportation go to the park? Bought parking pass but I'd rather get there another way. Also driving there from Cleveland--- best route?
You'll love it. Best route from where you are is I-80 E to the Garden State Pkwy N to I-87 E to I-287 E to I-95 N to RI-138 E (Exit 3 in RI off of I-95) to Newport. I know there are water taxis from the Harbor to Fort Adams (the venue) but I've never taken one. I have seen long lines waiting for them after the fest but I don't know how fast the lines move. I would expect that there are buses too but I've only ever driven in. Newport is jammed on any summer weekend day and NFF is exponentially more crowded. Traffic will suck getting from town to Fort Adams no matter what. Really the fastest way in and out is to bike. It takes a long time to get your car out of the parking area to wherever you want to go as there is only one entrance/exit road into Fort Adams.
Anybody else have like, a HUGE problem with people setting up lawn chairs 5 feet in front of the main stage at this fest? It's a complete joke
No. It's a much more mellow, family-oriented festival with a predominantly older crowd. There are people who live locally and go every year, just set up at the main stage with chairs and a cooler and hang out all day. It's not the kind of fest where people necessarily need to crowd up front to be three feet from the HOT RAGING FOLK ACTION.
^This. A few people did it at Firefly last year where it was really crowded and it drove me insane. They were the only ones doing it and everyone around was giving it to them pretty hard, they didn't seem to care though.
Jazzfest finally drew a line in the sand and put a huge white line surrounding the front area of the main stage so that people in lawn chairs had to be behind that line. I hope they take it further and make a path in the middle for no lawn chairs too because that shit takes the gotdamn forever to navigate through the sea of chair people.
If a chair person doesn't mind having someone stand directly in front of them, then I don't really mind chair people (at any festival).
I hate when people pack like sardines into any concert. A) It's not as enjoyable and music should be enjoyable, B) Music is for dancing, and you can't dance when you're shoulder-to-shoulder-to-shoulder.
Hurray for the Riff Raff just added to the lineup.
This is my first time hearing them (or even of them), and I really enjoy their sound. Spirit Family Reunion was another very pleasant surprise. I prefer my live folk music to be a little more upbeat anyways (instead of just a singer-songwriter rambling on), so these guys and gals will make for an enjoyable set.
Post by Boston Powers on Feb 15, 2013 11:12:03 GMT -5
There's no denying how inconsiderate it is to park your lawn chairs in one of the front rows and sit there like you're at home on your couch, while a hundred hungry fans can't even get through your row to find a decent place to stand. At a My Morning Jacket concert, no less. I understand that Newport Folk is family-oriented but a festival is a festival. If you want to be that close to the stage, get on your damn feet.
It was extremely difficult to get comfortable for a show if you weren't there to lay a blanket down at 1 pm.