Philadelphia Folk Festival 2014.

Happy-hippity Monday!

As I mentioned on Friday, I spent the weekend at the 53rd Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, which is put on every year by the Philadelphia Folk Society.DSC_0021-002DSC_0014-002

Russ has been going every year since he was born (as have many of the attendees), but this was only my second year going.  I can honestly say that this past weekend was one of the best weekends of the summer!  The key to really enjoying Fest is to just go with the flow.  Seriously, the people that attend fest are the kindest, hippy-est, partying, sharing, and folk-loving bunch, and the only thing to do is to blend into the crowd for the weekend.DSC_0163

The best part about Fest, in my opinion, is walking around to check out all of the CRAZY campsites.  I really think people wait/plan all year for Fest and really go out to make their sites as decked out as possible:DSC_0032-002 DSC_0034-002 DSC_0013-002DSC_0120

I almost wanted to go up on stand with them…I was having Pool Withdrawal!DSC_0121

There are the strange signs and postings that you see plastered all over the campgrounds…DSC_0015-002 DSC_0031-002 DSC_0018-002

And speaking of the topless foot race (which no, I did not participate)..DSC_0138

Lots of walking around to check out the campsites, the shows, the crafts, and the food…DSC_0036-002 DSC_0060 DSC_0062 DSC_0065 DSC_0067 DSC_0079 DSC_0011-002 DSC_0099 DSC_0098 DSC_0160

I had to get a BEEF tattoo after I spun the wheel…DSC_0123

There is a lot of sitting at the campsite with a beer and friends…DSC_0043-002 DSC_0039-002 DSC_0046-001 DSC_0128

Or watching one of the many (MANY!) concerts that are going on at various stages and dancing in the fields…DSC_0117 DSC_0104 DSC_0085  DSC_0077

Hanging out in a hammock in Dulcimer Grove (which we did not actually do), but how incredibly nice does that look?!…DSC_0029-002 DSC_0026-002  DSC_0106

Take a ukulele lesson (didn’t do this either.)…DSC_0022-002

Do our volunteer work (a.k.a make 1000 PB&J), which gets us our low ticket price for the weekend…DSC_0193

And the best part of the entire weekend- Friends!…DSC_0156 DSC_0153 DSC_0149 DSC_0115DSC_0157

Until next year, fest.DSC_0142DSC_0170


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