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Apr 19, 2019 - 11:12:57 AM
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1427 posts since 5/13/2008

Is it too early to get excited about Clifftop? I have never been before but it fits into my schedule this year. I just might drive down from Vermont with my new teardrop camper...and a fiddle.

I accept all sorts of advice.

Apr 19, 2019 - 11:42:29 AM
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4262 posts since 9/26/2008

It's never too late. In fact, there are less than 100 days until the campground opens (94 I think) and I was about to start the same thread! You should get as many days camping as you can since you'll be driving so far (my drive is 14hrs). The teardrop should be perfect, it's what I camp with.

As far as Clifftop goes, get your showers in early if you like hot water.

Apr 19, 2019 - 2:22:54 PM
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7616 posts since 3/19/2009

Fiddlerjoebob.. I'd like to meet the man behind the name.. Be sure to look up Hangout members..

Apr 19, 2019 - 3:00:09 PM
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1427 posts since 5/13/2008

I’m sure I would enjoy that.

Apr 19, 2019 - 4:52:45 PM
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76 posts since 11/28/2018

You'll love it! IMO it's best to get there the Friday before the festival starts to get the complete experience and have a fighting chance at getting a spot in the shade. Since it rained so much last year it's going to be pretty dry this year (Ha-Ha).

Apr 19, 2019 - 6:09:17 PM
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1427 posts since 5/13/2008

That was...um,...is my plan.

Apr 20, 2019 - 5:02:46 AM
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RobBob

USA

2644 posts since 6/26/2007

There are two kinds of Clifftops. Rainy and not so rainy, there even have been some really dry and dusty ones (so have that tune ready too). I missed a couple of years due health issues (mine and my father's) but got back last year and hope to get back this year as well.

Apr 20, 2019 - 1:08:36 PM

4262 posts since 9/26/2008

I have talked a banjo playing friend of mine into coming and he's going to scouting it for a family vacation next year (they go to Telluride BG fest every year and Rockygrass, so they are well versed in musical camping situations). Look for me in the corner straight back along the treeline from the left side of the stage.

Apr 21, 2019 - 6:30:47 AM

1427 posts since 5/13/2008

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Originally posted by ChickenMan

I have talked a banjo playing friend of mine into coming and he's going to scouting it for a family vacation next year (they go to Telluride BG fest every year and Rockygrass, so they are well versed in musical camping situations). Look for me in the corner straight back along the treeline from the left side of the stage.


Is that the best spot?  

Apr 21, 2019 - 2:56:18 PM

4262 posts since 9/26/2008

It is where my friend 'the mayor' Phillip stakes out a space for a hand full of people. He's been to every Clifftop and had been in this spot for about all of them. "Best" is subjective as there are many 'neighborhoods' in which to camp. Some would say "the bottoms" is the best, but I don't care for tents on top of tents - I like a little breathing room. laugh

With the camper  you'll just want some flat land, and in the field where I camp is pretty flat. The area Lee camps in is flat too. He's just outside of the tent city that is "the bottoms."

Edited TWICE to remove volunteer question marks somehow inserted without my consent. 

Edited by - ChickenMan on 04/21/2019 14:58:31

Jun 6, 2019 - 4:55:26 PM

4262 posts since 9/26/2008

quote:
Originally posted by RobBob

There are two kinds of Clifftops. Rainy and not so rainy, there even have been some really dry and dusty ones (so have that tune ready too). I missed a couple of years due health issues (mine and my father's) but got back last year and hope to get back this year as well.


Did you miss the frigid nights two years ago? Brisk, I tells ya.

Jun 6, 2019 - 5:06:34 PM
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RobBob

USA

2644 posts since 6/26/2007

I was there years ago when it got cold. Missed a couple years over the past 5.

Jun 10, 2019 - 5:48:41 AM

7616 posts since 3/19/2009

I've gotten used to rain at Clifftop. Last year they said it was the most rain ever, but to me it just seemed normal...I had a plastic tarp over my tent and the TARP leaked...no joke..

Jun 10, 2019 - 8:39:35 AM

4262 posts since 9/26/2008

Yeah, our Easy Up has some leaks. Thanks for reminding me, I need to set it up and find those leaks so I can fix them.

Jun 11, 2019 - 5:47:05 AM

1427 posts since 5/13/2008

Disappointed to say that a rotator cuff impingement has stopped my fiddling cold for the summer. I’m working it out with therapy and a sweet 1907 banjo that doesn’t further damage my joinery. But, I can’t justify the drive to Clifftop if I can’t fiddle when I get there. I am sorry not to be able to meet some of you there, Lee, Chickenman and all. Next year.

I haven’t taken a break playing fiddle for well over 30 years. It’s strange.

Edited by - fiddlerjoebob on 06/11/2019 05:48:01

Jun 11, 2019 - 7:45:50 AM
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4262 posts since 9/26/2008

Oh noooo! A rotator cuff injury can linger too, I damaged my R one in my 20s and it still gives me fits when I have to do anything that involves reaching over my head for any stretch of time. The banjo will be good music therapy. I hope everything goes well with PT.

 

 

 

Lots of banjo players at Clifftop.

Edited by - ChickenMan on 06/11/2019 07:46:26

Jun 11, 2019 - 5:34:31 PM

7616 posts since 3/19/2009

SOO sorry to hear about your injury.. Just how bad is it?? WHich shoulder, bow or fiddle? A few years ago I had a bad bow arm shoulder injury..Took a year to heal...but I was able to continue fiddling if I put my bow elbow either to my side or on my knee, when sitting...Same when I had a fiddle shoulder injury... Did you have fall?

Jul 5, 2019 - 3:38:11 PM

7616 posts since 3/19/2009

Hey, sign in!!! Who is going to Clifftop?

Jul 5, 2019 - 4:32:13 PM

4262 posts since 9/26/2008

Uuuuhhh, me.

Jul 5, 2019 - 4:35:08 PM

7616 posts since 3/19/2009

quote:
Originally posted by ChickenMan

Uuuuhhh, me.


Yep, I KNEW you'd be going.  You didn't even need to reply........Bring Bread..

Jul 5, 2019 - 4:55:43 PM

4262 posts since 9/26/2008

Also, currently Clifftop practice camping right now. smiley It rained good and hard last night, was high 80s today. The dog has lounged like a pro all day. Too bad she's not a good festival dog. Itching to be on the road  

Jul 6, 2019 - 11:59:33 AM
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1427 posts since 5/13/2008

It’s a repetitive stress thing.  Fiddling mostly but also years of overhead work in construction took its toll.  I fiddled more last winter than I have ever before and that’s a lot.  It was great until it wasn’t.  
I just need a break, which sucks.  
 
quote:
Originally posted by TuneWeaver

SOO sorry to hear about your injury.. Just how bad is it?? WHich shoulder, bow or fiddle? A few years ago I had a bad bow arm shoulder injury..Took a year to heal...but I was able to continue fiddling if I put my bow elbow either to my side or on my knee, when sitting...Same when I had a fiddle shoulder injury... Did you have fall?


Jul 6, 2019 - 7:40:39 PM

10352 posts since 9/23/2009

Sorry to hear it, Fiddlerjoebob...hope it's better soon. Shame you have to miss Clifftop! To everyone going, have a safe trip and a whole lot of fun! I'll be staying here in Presonus-Land, waiting to see video and hear stories of great adventures.

Jul 20, 2019 - 4:19:49 PM
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7616 posts since 3/19/2009

Clifftop.. just ONE week away for me.. My driver friend, Larry, has his pickup tanks filled with gas.. I'm out of my Funk and am ready to Jam, teach, meet new people, reacquaint myself with old friends...I'm also ready for cold weather, wet weather, hot weather, no electricity, mud, fun and More fun..I'm using a 'secret weapon' to get us a good camping spot in our favorite area.. (sorry..only attendees will get to see what the weapon is.).. So, come and find out.. Yes, YOU. Come to Clifftop..!!!(anybody 'get' it?) smileywinkheart

Harry Hare will be at Clifftop and is available to jam/busk with any of you.. He'll know EVERY tune that you know and he'll even SOUND just like you.. guaranteed..laugh

Edited by - TuneWeaver on 07/20/2019 16:30:03

Jul 20, 2019 - 4:31:37 PM

7616 posts since 3/19/2009

quote:
Originally posted by fiddlerjoebob

Is it too early to get excited about Clifftop? I have never been before but it fits into my schedule this year. I just might drive down from Vermont with my new teardrop camper...and a fiddle.

I accept all sorts of advice.


You say you'll accept all sorts of advice.. Ok.. Here is My advice.."PLEASE< PLEASE  get better".. I 'd love to meet you in person as would 5,000 other OT musicians!!!

Edited by - TuneWeaver on 07/20/2019 16:32:06

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:04:50 AM
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4262 posts since 9/26/2008

Well folks, 5 days until the gates open.
I have been a little checked out at work for a week with two more days to go. Going over the gear this weekend, got my fiddle setup adjusted (switched the synthetic strings to steel when I got it, didn’t change bridge then) and it plays itself now smiley . My wife finally started making lists like she does, “I have two lists of supplies we need for home and camp.” Camper is ready. Bringing a bow that needs a re-hair to take to hangout member @Mark Ralston - see you soon, Mark. Been listening to various Clifftop jam CDs I’ve been given, one 2 disc set in particular with Claire Milliner and Walt Koken has been in rotation for a couple weeks. It has almost as many tracks of conversation as music and many from my Clifftop family are in attendance and it makes me smile to listen to the cacophony of 4 or 5 conversations at once, just like being there with my friends.

Since ‘The Mayor’ isn’t going to be there this year, Bridget and I will hit the road Wednesday morning and will be arriving Thursday noonish for the ‘land grab’ Friday when gates open (If you’re one of the early birds, let’s play a tune or two). See you all there!

Edited by - ChickenMan on 07/21/2019 08:21:36

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