Words: Jason Gershuny
Images: Benjamin Slayter
Good afternoon wishes from the heart of the wooded wondrous wilderness of Horning’s Hideout. This incredible festival hosted by the String Cheese Incident is off and running and is cruising along at full speed. Words can’t properly describe the true depth of the artistic collaboration of all forms that join together to create a brilliant and organic ambiance palpable throughout this wooded paradise.
This year’s festival has evolved to include: multiple ornately decorated stages chock full of all sorts of styles and perspectives of music, informative workshops and discussion panels that bring issues like “Activism in the Music Industry”, and “Being Honest with Your Kids” to light, and artistic pockets of creations throughout the woods that the adventurous explorer may come across with just a little wandering spirit. You could even find yourself surrounded by a mossy wooded backdrop and a southing flowing stream deep in the woods with a world famous Voodoo doughnut in your hand from the Cascadia coffee house. There is so much to see and do here, that the term eye candy may need to be revamped to all five sense candy just to be fair to all of your senses.
Thursday’s at Horning’s Hideout in past years has been a day to greet friends, set up camp and ground oneself to prepare for the upcoming party with less of a focus on big stage music. This year was different, and on behalf of all the music lovers in the crowd, I thank you for it. To kick things off we had four sets of String Cheese Incident side projects that got the party fully started a day early. READ ON for more of Jason’s thoughts & Ben’s pictures…
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