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Charlotte RustFest (August 15, 1997)
Your Host - David Get Gone Herndon
The Fest Call was put out by David Get Gone Herndon
Anyone who's interested in a "get together" (as we say in the South) before/after the Charlotte HORDE show, drop me some mail and let me know and I'll get a list together.More Details:
The Charlotte RustFest is on! Below are the general plans.
Fest Report(Also see the Show Reviews)
Had a great time on Friday. Met tons of great people at the RustFest. I'm not sure of the exact head-count, but I would estimate the number of Rusties that stopped by somewhere between 20 and 30 all total.
The day started off rough. Got to the pavilion at around 11:30 to find it completely EMPTY! The jerks running the parking lot did not have the parking lots open yet. They claimed the show started at 4:30 instead of 2:00... "Check your ticket" he said, I did, and it said 2:00... Drove into an open parking lot anyway to see what was going on. Found Leo, Hope and Diana and their crews and then got ran out by the parking lot guys... So we regrouped in another lot <smile> where they later gouged us for an extra 5 bucks for parking: "Leave and come back at 2:00 for $5, or pay us $10 now..." No kidding, that's what they did!
Anyway, once the initial parking was out of the way, we put up the RustEm pole and proceeded to Fest.....and sweat! The banner showed up and a bunch of folks signed it. We got some pictures of the whole gang holding up the banner...should be good ones. The banner is AWESOME, Robin! What a beautiful piece of work... We had it laid out on the grass/hill right beside the road so everyone driving into the show could see it.....
You've already seen the reviews of the show itself... It was a great show...
After the show it was getting late in the parking lot and the Pavilion personnel kinda told us to leave so they could clean. Everyone pretty much dispersed fairly quickly and we didn't get to hook up afterwards anywhere.
The world famous "Leo" crashed at my place but was on the road at 6AM for the Virginia show! What a trooper! Leo it was a pleasure meeting you and I wish you a safe journey for the rest of your trip. BTW, Leo took the RustEM pole (minus the Neil pics taped onto it) with him as a souvenir from Charlotte HORDE... Maybe it will fly high at a show near you soon!
Thanks to everyone who came by and I hope we can do it again next year to the tune of a new album! My prediction is that Neil will cut an acoustic album next......his acoustic set in Charlotte was just soooooo good. I kinda wished he had just done the rest of the show acoustic...
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