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Also see The 1997 International RustFest pages.

The newest news below comes first. Scrolling down takes you backward through time... Note that this report is mostly a log of stuff posted to The Rust List, so some of it may not make a lot of sense when taken out of that context. Subscribe to The Rust List to get ALL of the info...

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Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 08:28:20 -0500
Subject: IRF Public Raffle Wrap-up

As Hippy Girl's Smile has reported, the IRF Bridge Benefit Raffle raised $342 for the school. The full info about the public raffle, including the winner list, is on the Raffle page.

Neesa picked up her prize at the IRF, the others all go into today's mail. I used the addresses as included with the purchases of the raffle chances.

Thanx much to all those who purchased chances, and to Hippy Girl's Smile who did the logistical work on this raffle. And to Peter Conductor Van Beckum, Vapor Records, Kathy {Hippy Girl's Smile} Popple and Janice {Lady Jane} Blanchard for donating the prizes!
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 11:49:46 -0500
Subject: IRF Fee -- Attendees, please read...

Beth Currie wrote:

> One last word re IRF:  wasn't there supposed to be a fee?
> Surely somebody is out of pocket and needs reimbursing?
> Let us know, please! The buttons and bumper stickers we
> got handed upon arrival had to come from somewhere.
Yes, there was supposed to be a $5 per attendee fee for the IRF. Trouble with Rusties are that they're so damn laid-back! Nobody wanted to bother anybody with "gimme some money" harrasment. :-)

But now I'm elected: GIMME SOME MONEY! Or more correctly, send me the IRF fee (if you attended but haven't already paid Julio or someone else, in which case: ignore this). If you attended, please pass me cash or a check in US funds) for 5 US Dollars per person, to:

I'll collect the money, send you an acknowledgment, and make sure the money gets to the people who's expenses haven't been covered yet. All excess will be donated to the Bridge School. Please try to get this to me as soon as you can, so we can wrap this up.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: Joe Berkemeier <joeberk@purdue.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 12:32:28 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Webcast a no go

Due to technical problems last night, the web cast was a no go... we're working on putting some video from it up as I type (Jeremy's encoding an epic RITFW), along with some photos... So, sorry again that the live thing didn't happen, but we will try our best to get some photos and video up ASAP.

joe, 'the loner'
(oxidizing in the woods)

Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 03:11:59 -0400
Subject: IRF Report

Communications were a definite problem at the IRF tonight. Sorry the WebCast couldn't be sent out live. Peter and his people did everything they could to get connected to the outside world but it was just not to be.

There was some mighty fine music being generated though. More details later. Sorry about the lack of contact!
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: peter <pvb@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 22:41:50 -0700
Subject: IRF Underway

Today, after work, i had to go to Saratoga Springs. the ISDN line has not been installed yet. PacBell has said we are a top priority, but they know tomorrow afternoon is it. We've an analog line and a 58K modem in reserve, but we're trying ;-)

The campsite has grown some, there are rusties everywhere! You've never seen MORE BARN! in your life!!

many of the group went out tonite for dinner, and it was just like old friends, it's amazing. then the tour of OPL began....

also tonite, a steaming audio feed left San jose via RF for cleveland and came back via the net. it worked!!!

stay tuned and know we toasted ya'll at dinner!


From: corgiess@cybercomm.nl
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 21:42:44 +0200
Subject: Last European to the IRF / Bridge

Hi all,
The last european are leaving within 12 hours to California for the IRF and both Bridge shows. Adrian from London has left today, and Klaas and I are leaving tomorrow. Hope to see a lot of you and have a "BIG TIME" with our feet almost in the ocean.

Well, here we come


From: Joe Berkemeier <joeberk@purdue.edu>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 11:54:52 -0500
Subject: IRF Cybercast Announcement!

On behalf of Peter aka Conductor, the person 'in charge' of this, and on behalf of the IRF committee, we would like to officially announce the IRF Cybercast!

The Cybercast will (officially?) begin at around 10 pm on the east coast (adjust clocks accordingly to your time). For us out at the site, that's 7 pm. We'll wind up sometime, not sure when. (There may be video feeds as early as 6pm IRF-time.)

Also a part of the Cybercast will be the #rusties chat room on DALnet. Normally the designated times for chat are on Sundays. This weekend the chat room will be open 24 hours a day from Friday through Sunday. We'll have a chat client running at the IRF site so you'll be able to chat with IRFing Rusties.

Since we've never done this before, there is a chance (as there is with anything) that things will go awry... so if we run into technical difficulties with the audio and/or video, rest assured that we will be trying to fix them as soon as possible.

Thanks again to Further Consulting for their help with the webcast and Location Digital Recording and Sound for helping with sound for the jam... and thanks to YOU for watching!

'the loner'
Joe Berkemeier

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 08:09:56 -0400
Subject: IRF Weather Forecast

Current extended forecast for the San Jose area:

           Low     High     Skies
   Thu:     53      83      Sunny 
   Fri:     52      81      Sunny
   Sat:     65      82      Sunny
   Sun:     57      71      Partly Cloudy
   Mon:     53      73      Partly Cloudy
Looks great for the main IRF Day (Friday) with sunny skies during the day and a cool "around the campfires" evening. Saturday's Bridge show should be nice, maybe a bit warm. Sunday's show will be cooler.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 10:18:58 -0400
Subject: IRF Weather Forecast

Today's 5-day forcast for the San Jose area:

   Wed:  Low: 59    High: 90 !!
   Thu:       55          82
   Fri:       66          82
   Sat:       53          71
   Sun:       51          66
Looks like a cooling trend over the span of the IRF...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 14:34:08 -0400
Subject: IRF Weather Forecast

Today's 5-day forcast for the San Jose area:

   Tue:  Low: 57    High: 88
   Wed:       59          90 !!
   Thu:       67          89
   Fri:       55          73
   Sat:       53          75
Looks like a cool front arrives late Thursday...
. . . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 16:43:46 -0400
Subject: IRF Weather Forecast

Current extended forecast for San Jose area:

  Tue:   Low: 52   High: 88!
  Wed:        66         83
  Thu:        55         75
  Fri:        57         71
  Sat:        55         69
If these temps hold, it looks like Conductor's prediction (made over a month ago) will be spot-on...
. . . RE*AC*TOR
Paul Stevens <stevens@motmot.engr.sgi.com> adds:

Everyone should also realize that it will be much colder overnight at Saratoga Springs than in downtown S.J. In my town this morning it was 34! Shoreline at night is likely to be a bit colder than mid-50's as well.

From: gregory hernandez <Calistar@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 1997 19:15:44 +0000
Subject: Ruststock..3 days of Neil & Rust.

Only days remain before the IRF'97!

I wanted to send out this call to all my N.California Rustie brothers and sisters to consider bringing extra provisions to the Fest. The people that live here are fortunate in that we don't have to take planes or trains to reach Saratoga. I personally plan on bringing some extra food and water, to help those Rusties that will be arriving from out of state (or from out of the country!).

Any extras that you can bring (food, drink, sleeping bags, first aid kit, beer, bail money, etc...) will surely be appreciated.

Also, I've posted a few ticket grovels on my IRF Web Page as well as a request for a driving buddy (road trip!) Please take a look and help if you can.

If anyone else wants something posted on the page, please let me know. I will be updating the page a couple of times daily until Thursday night.

Looking forward to the Rustie version of "OTB",

P.S. I can picture it now, REACTOR gets on stage and says "Hey man, they just closed down Hwy 101... we're the third largest city in California!"

From: Christopher Horn <CHorn@qrs.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 10:04:56 -0700
Subject: Ordinary PeopleBanner arrives!

Greetings All
I am very happy to report that the Ordinary PeopleBanner arrives! has arrived in the Bay Area!

Thank you Robin and Hippie for sending it my way and allowing me to relay it to the Historic 1st Annual IRF ! ! ! ! !

Upon unfolding it in our living room last night, my girlfriend Paula and I were speechless and in awe of it's beauty. Robin, you have crafted a masterpiece and everyone else has added their 'mark'.

Those who have seen and signed it know what I'm talking about.

If there are any of you, in the area, even remotely on the fence about whether you should come to the IRF, Please Come for the sake of viewing and yes touching this work of art.

Until next week:
aaaaaaaAAAAAHHHHAAAAAaaaaaaaaa ! ! ! ! !
(my best Bob Wills impersonation)

Long may we Rust !
CW Cannoneer

From: kbeck@earthlink.net
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 97 08:26:27 -0700
Subject: IRF Weather

The weathermen are now calling for the weather to climb back into the '90s for the beginning of the week, so who knows. But bring those warm clothes anyhow. You may never use them, but if you don't and its.................


No relation to Willard Scott

Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 08:19:57 -0400
Subject: Still a chance for the prizes...

You must act RIGHT AWAY (donations must arrive in New York by NEXT TUESDAY) if you want chances at these prizes:

  1. The Graham Prize. A MORE BARN! bandana signed by the man who told the story, Graham Nash.
  2. A Somewhere On A Desert Highway poster. This 19" by 24" poster of Neil on his Harley features a reproduced Neil signature acknowledging Rust.
  3. A Dead Man Soundtrack poster courtesy of Vapor Records. This 2' by 3' poster features a sepia-tone picture of Neil (like the serious picture from the animation on HyperRust's front page) in a "Wanted" motif.
  4. Another Dead Man Soundtrack poster. Thanx again, Vapor!
  5. A Mirror Ball album store poster.
See the Raffle page for further details on the prizes and info about the raffle.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: peter <pvb@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 1997 18:01:47 -0700
Subject: IRF Live!

Well, we're down to just days before the kickoff of the '97 International RustFest! It promises to be a BLAST meeting this very mobile group of Rusties. The #'s that CmptrCwby posted for attendance at the IRF didn't reflect the diverse geographies that will be represented.

For those who can't make it, we believe that we've coordinated a WebCast of the '97 IRF. Saratoga Springs Resort, site of the '97 IRF and very cool place in general has offered to install an ISDN line for us!

The emphasis will be on providing streaming video/audio of the more musically inclined attendees while they perform on the Saratoga Springs stage. That will be on Friday night, between the hours of approx. 7 - 10 PM, California time.

Additionally, a steady flow of still photos will be made available in an almost real-time mode.

And, (more?) we will be providing 30 second "rusted greetings" from any of the IRF guests who care to speak up.

Finally, we will also be establishing a continual connection to the the DalNet IRC #rusties chat room for interactive communications.

Sure, we're out in the middle of the woods partying and having a good ole neil time, but that doesnt mean ya'll can't join in right?

Testing is still underway, so as soon as it's completed, a URL for this gig will be posted. Keep an eye on the IRF Live! page for instructions on how to participate, and for the links to the action.

"See you at the '97 IRF" just took on a whole new meaning!


From: kbeck@earthlink.net
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 97 08:20:43 -0700
Subject: Weather

RE*AC*TOR wrote:

> A few days ago the forcast for THIS weekend (not IRF
> weekend) was for lows in the 40s, highs only in the
> 50s.  But today the forcast for this weekend has been
> upgraded to lows around 60, highs around 70 (and
> even warmer on Monday).
Well shows you how much the weathermen know. It never got quite that cold, but the rain did hit this morning. But unless El Nino has something to do with it, the rain very rarely lasts more than a day or two in this area. But once again, remember to pack your warm clothes, because you never can tell.


From: cmptrcwby@juno.com
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 1997 23:26:24 -0400
Subject: IRF Video

There will be several cameras, video and 35mm, at the IRF. Peter will be manning a webcast camera, and Joe and MoMo will be filming for JTTF.

I'm in the process of reviewing the RustFest footage from this summer, writing up abstracts of each tape, and then mailing the whole thing to MoMo for the final edit with the actual IRF footage.

That pretty much leaves the JTTF project in the capable hands of the creative team - thanks and good luck!


From: jbeller@vsurf.net (Beller, Jim )
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 1997 15:39:15 -0700
Subject: IRF Messages Number

My boss Rebecca has offered the services of our wonderful receptionist Gina and an open phone line for the use of the International Rust Fest. We are in SSF, about a mile from the airport, pretty central to the areas Rusties will be in from SF to SJ.

Our phone number is 650-873-8023
Our fax number is 650-873-8025

After business hours we can use extension #21 for rust messages. We'll check that line frequently all next week and the next.


From: "fontainebleau" <ciaran@itsa.ucsf.edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 22:48:52 -0700
Subject: Pre-IRF RustFest at OPL

Due to time constraints there will not be a planned visit to OPL during the official IRF weekend of Fri-Sun 17th-19th October.

However, a RustFest will be held at OPL on Thusday night 16th October for those who are around.

Cheers, and hope yo see you at OPL on the 16th.

Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 20:04:41 -0400
Subject: IRF Week 2

Like MoMo for the week before, I'd like to gather names of folks staying around the Bay area the week AFTER the IRF/Bridge Benefits. Since I'll be staying in the area, and since I'll be on-line pretty regularly during that week, I'd be happy to help coordinate things between any Rusties who'd like to try to get together that week in San Francisco or areas around it.

Drop me a note and I'll start putting together a list. Let me know any of the following that you feel like passing on:

-  Will be in the area until ____(date)____ 

-  Staying at: ___(hotel)___ 
           in: ____(town)___ 
       during: ___(dates)___
       (repeat as necessary)

-  Have open evening: ____(date)_____  (repeat as necessary)
       Have open day: ____(date)_____  (repeat as necessary)

-   Would like to visit: ___(place)____ with other Rustie(s)
   Planning to go there: ____(date)____

- _________(Anything else of interest)______________


From: Serge Gironnay <100440.1215@CompuServe.COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 18:50:51 -0400
Subject: IRF Week 1, for some of us?

I was wondering if we could collect some important information this week. I think that I'm not the only one who will be in the SF area a week before the IRF and Bridge shows and without any Internet connection. I thought that we should find a way for people without Internet connection during the week before the IRF to have informations on what's new on the IRF and Bridge shows.

I'm ready to centralize the offers of the volunteers and the requests of the "unsubscribed week-1" fellows. If anyone has some ideas email me privately. One more time, if you have any ideas of how to let people know of the latest important IRF news during the week before, let us know .....


From: Joe Berkemeier <joeberk@purdue.edu>
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 18:46:22 -0500
Subject: IRF Taxi cutoff is Wednesday

If you require a Taxi ride to the IRF from the airport, please visit the taxi page and request a ride by Wednesday 10/8/97 at 11pm EDT (adjust accordingly to your time).

I'll be doing my 'matchmaking' duties on Thursday or Firday and will have all posted before I head home for fall break.

the loner
Joe Berkemeier

Date: Fri, 03 Oct 1997 20:43:11 -0400

Anyone attending who hasn't registered for the IRF, it's very important that you do so as soon as possible. Please use this form.

If you can't use that for some reason, drop a note to cmptrcwby@juno.com and let him know you can't use the form.

Please don't put this off! Thanx...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: "Horn, Christopher" <CHorn@qrs.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 1997 12:31:07 -0700
Subject: Rusted Railroads

Someone wrote:

 > IRF attendes may want to take the trainride
 > through the SCruz mountains. It's an old steam
 > engine that runs out of Boulder Creek (?)
The trains that I know of are in Felton. If you take HWY 9 (the road you're on to get to the IRF) and continue over the mountains you'll eventually reach Felton. Going this route will take you through Boulder Creek (Brewpub pitstop). Chris
CW Cannoneer

Date: Thu, 02 Oct 1997 07:26:26 -0400
Subject: Music: Clarification

Computer Cowboy's post last night may have left some folks thinking that electric music will no longer be possible at the International RustFest. That's not the case.

The "Cathedral Grove" is a smaller area than was originally planned, but it DOES have power available for electric music, and electric music is still in the plan. It doesn't have a raised stage, but in exchange we get an area with no concerns about "disturbing the neighbors" as the old area had. That should be a net gain for us.

And it's my understanding that the Cathedral Grove area is directly under the redwoods, which should be pretty cool...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: cmptrcwby@juno.com
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 23:27:26 -0400
Subject: IRF is cancelled!!!

The committee decided it was just too big a pain in the ass, and Sheila's taken off with the Bridge ticket money (I heard she bought a car with it!)

:)   Well, dang it, you ignored all my other messages about registering for the IRF! I know, because the committee says you haven't registered!

I think there's been some confusion about registering, and I'd like to clear up as much as I can:

Right now there are 54 people registered to come, 22 of which will be shuttled to and from Shoreline...because they want to be! And they helped us have the right size shuttle arranged!

Interesting side note: we aren't using the stage for electric music. Music has been moved into the redwoods...Cathedral Grove to be precise. Please enjoy it.


Date: Wed, 01 Oct 1997 16:54:49 -0400
Subject: Dogs at the IRF

kbeck@earthlink.net wrote:

  > Are dogs welcome at IRF? 
  > Will the campgrounds in Saratoga allow them?
  >   Keith (& Luna)
Here's the feedback from Saratoga Springs:
Dogs are Ok at $2 per day providing they're on a leash and the owners clean up any mess the dogs leave.
Glad we'll have at least one 4-legged friend there! Free Bird will be happy to keep her company...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

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