It is at my favorite venue for a fest, Spirit Of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP).
Purple Hatters Ball
It is a smaller fest, which is blossoming from a sad story and making awareness of a great cause.
Rachel Morningstar Hoffman was a 23 year old recent grad of Florida State University, when her life was taken early. It happened in a blotched deal, while under the supervision of the Tallahassee Police department and from this Florida informant laws were rewritten and "Rachel's Law" was born. Morningstar was known for wearing a Purple Hat. This is her Ball.
8/11 Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden
8/28 Paper Diamond
8/30 Umphrey's Mcgee
9/11 Bro Safari
9/12 Infected Mushroom
9/18-9/21 Earthdance FL w/ Phutureprimitive, Random Rab, Love and Light, etc
10/3 Safe in Sound Festival
10/30 The Polish Ambassador
10/31-11/2 Suwannee Hulaween
1-1-12 Bassnectar NYE SHOW! 1-21-12 G. Love and Special Sauce 3-1-12 Radiohead 3-9-12 Experience Hendrix 5-15-12 Jack White @ The Ryman 6-7-12 Bonnaroo 6-19-12 Roger Waters presents "THE WALL" 7-7-12 Ringo Starr's 72nd Birthday Party Extravaganza at the Ryman
Lono this is a very sad story. but this weekend is about celebration! ;D and I started that today as I crashed the Party Shop and took all their purple decorations. Short Cut Camp presents: The Morning Star trail.
klim, this was the smallest fest I have been to, by the end of the week you have said hello to almost everyone there. The crowd was also a lot younger than me, but that did not matter, I let those young kids teach me a thing or two. This is a awesome fest! I had a great time! Cindy, you would have loved the trail. One thing that you can not see, is the "Fire fly orgy" in the trees. Just look up! You have seen them, so I think you know what I am talking about. Well you will at Bear Creek you will and you will see a lot more. Each trail gets better than the one before and I have big plans for Bear Creek. ;D Sugar, there was a lot of mischievous laughter those two nights. Like the time I told a group, they should be thankful I am not a cheap ass and how lucky they are that I was willing to spend that extra nickel and get the sticks with the glow. They could have just gotten plastic sticks, but I was thinking of them and splurged and got sticks that glow, rather than try to save a penny and get the non glow sticks.
Updated the original post. This is a small fest with an amazing vibe. Highly recommended. Good times for sure! I am loving this line up.
Lettuce Emancipator The New Mastersounds Quantic The Malah DubConscious Eddie Roberts West Coast Sounds Roosevelt Collier & Nigel Hall's Sunday Gospel Surprise Greenhouse Lounge Catfish Alliance Trial By Stone Chroma Sir Charles Lucky Costello Scott Campbell & Avis Berry Band Cherry Royale Profit Stone Street Major Shed Flt Rsk Antique Animals
Already got tickets for myself and 2 other friends. Lineup is outstanding this year. Esp for the price. $65/ticket TOTAL until midnight tonight! I got 3 tickets for $195. That's $15 more than it would cost for 3 people to CAMP at SoSMP!!!
I used to do Hangout the following weekend for my birthday, but it's gotten expensive and who knows what to expect with a new booking company. This year I finally get to go to PHB! Looking forward to it!
Post by abrakapokus on Jan 16, 2014 2:11:51 GMT -5
Hi hi! I'm coming with about 4 other friends from Knoxville. One used to live in Flordia and he's been to, and loves SOTSMP. He's bringing his lady friend and then a couple I went to Waka with are going as well. Can't wait to get back to this magical place and party!
Sorry, Scrog. I have a huge boner for the Shaky Knees line-up. They cheated and put The National as a headliner. I am aiming for Bear Creek though.
I saw this on Facebook and I was butt hurt, for about 10 , then "squirrel!" And I lost my train of thought. But if The national does it for you, understandable, but one day you will experience the SOSMP.
They made some additions! Namely The Motet and the Floozies!
Heads up, Hatters! Purple Hatter’s Ball has added several new artists to the line-up including: Colorado’s dance-funk seven-piece The Motet; electronic producer/guitar player and drummer duo, The Floozies, who are performing at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park for their first time; the infectious soul-funk of The Fritz; and the inspiring soulful sounds of Avis Berry & Scott Campbell Band, as well as Yankee Slickers, Famato and Universal Green.
Easily the best fest for the buck in the region. Really looking forward to another weekend at SoSMP!