Impressions of the Newport Folk Festival (An Alphabetical Memoir)

A

is for the Abandoned pair of shoes we found along Thames Street

B

is for the Backstage BBQ going down in a storm . . .

. . . only to rise again! Unplugged but still so powerful

C

is for the Cameras on sticks

D

is for the water Dumping down Ady’s back!

E

is for the solid Everywhere-man Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) who was spotted . . . everywhere!

F

is for the vibrant music playing with the historic Fort Adams as its backdrop

G

is for the Guthrie Family and the celebration of Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday

H

is for the Heat and Humidity

I

is for Irie!

J

is for the friendly stranger who strolled over to chat with us, and turned out to be Jackson Browne
(and for the omelette that was named after him)

K

is for all the fun we had with Kristi! And for the beautiful souvenirs she made for us

L

is for the Love of music

M

is for Deer Tick’s explosive cover of Lennon’s “Mother

N

is for, what else! the legendary Newport Folk Festival and the Newport Festivals Foundation that supports it

O

is for Conor Oberst and Friends’ mind-bending performance at Jane Pickens Theater

P

is for the Passageways leading from one stage to the next

Q

is for the lightning Quick entrance by Conor Oberst to join First Aid Kit for “King of the World”

R

is for Rip Roaring amounts of fun and entertainment for days on end

S

is for Jay Sweet. Thank you and the rest of your crew for making the NFF so folking amazing for all of us!

T

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is for the (dog, not deer) Tick that stowed away home with us, only to be discovered and dumped along the way in a parking lot in somewhere in New York state.

U

is for the rumored Unicorn head at the festival that turned up at First Aid Kit’s set (see Kristi’s photo for proof!)

V

is for Ben Brodin’s ethereal Vibraphone at Jane Pickens Theater

W

is for the spectacular Weekend kickoff with Wilco’s “Christ for President”

X

is for the acoustic cover of InXs’ “Never Tear Us Apart” led by Jim James at the Backstage BBQ

Y

is for the countdown to the 2013 NFF. See you next Year!

Z

is for the lack of Zzzzzzz’s, but who cares! We were at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival!

Adieu sweet festival, until we meet again!

View our collection of photos from the 2012 Newport Folk Festival

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