I made this Drum when I went in 2007 for somewhere between $60-80. It's about 1.5 feet tall, with about a 8" diameter head. It's one of my favorite Roo souveneirs. I would highly recomend it, it was a great way to kill time (in the shade of a tent) between shows. It took me 30 minutes here and there for about 4 days, but I did everything myself died the head, burned the wood, and strung the head.
They had a pretty sweet setup you could paint your drum too, all the the supplies were provided so the sky was pretty much the limit.
You could also make a smaller drum with a stapled on head for like $25, but they were kinda cheap. Or you could make a full blown djembe, shave the skin for the head and all for something like $250.
This is rediculous! If someone as prepared as any member of this board can lose his life at this event, and not just one, but now two, there is a maaaaajor problem. These aren't just overeager kids getting in over their heads. These are experienced Rooers with the best resource available (this board, of course).
I really thought after Matt's death last year, that the board would pull together and demand change for a safer Roo. Shade, water, better trained med staff, etc. But it didn't happen, and now a second Inforooster is gone.
This board has major pull in the festival community and especially with the folks in charge of Roo. It's time to use that pull and demand that the powers that be give a shiz and do something real to protect their customers.
Mar 14 Sheepdogs/Fitz & The Tantrums/City & Colour (Austin)
Mar 15 Jim James (Austin)
Apr 26 Jim James (Boston)
May 4 Clutch & The Sword (Portland ME)
Jun 8 DMB (Hartford)
Jun 21 Jim James (Northampton MA)
Jul 27-28 Newport Folk
Oct 25-27 MOEMS
Post by onesweetla83 on Jun 13, 2011 21:02:23 GMT -5
I didn't know him either but I agree - the fact that two people from Inforoo have died (experienced roo-ers no less) within the past two years is a terrible tragedy. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
Their website says they are supported by private donations:
"La Sagrada Família has been defined as an expiatory church since its beginnings in 1882. That means that the building has been financed mostly from donations and the contributions of millions of people over the years. Your help is essential for us to continue with this work; none of that would be possible without it. We therefore urge you to take part. Any contribution, however small, will make the great church even greater."
They made you empty your water? In heat like this they shouldn't be worried about stuff like that. Plus I like to put my water bladder in the cooler to get it good and cold before I would leave camp. Does there water stations still have that sulfer smell and taste to it?
I didn't have to empty water all weekend. Once I was told to empty water from the full mister I had...but when I went off to where they told me to empty it, another guy came up and asked if it was water. I said yes...and he told me I didn't have to. I also always carried 4-6 bottles of water in my pack, and at least twice,maybe three times, I had some that had been opened with me. Security guy opened them and smelled em....and just warned me about next time. But he let me keep em. Guess it all depends on who you get.