Tents are folding, campers are starting to roll and the huge task of trash and recycling sorting has begun. Kudos to Clean Vibes for making our campgrounds here in Cumberland not only clean but eco-friendly.
Last night was just amazing with a Punch Brothers/Del McCoury Band/Yonder Mountain String Band race to the finish. And, because this group was just not ready to stop there, the late night line-up included DC favorites Scythian (a bluegrass/gypsy/klezmer/punk band) and then a conglomeration of weekend favorites including Jason Carter, Ronnie McCoury, Drew Emmitt (celebrating his 50th birthday!) and some of the members of YMSB.
I caught up with Del briefly backstage last night and asked him about this year’s event. “I’m real happy with it!” he responded, beaming. And he should be. “Just about the whole family gets involved” he told me, after introducing me to even more grandkids. Is it a labor of love? “It sure is!”
We have pictures galore, but they’ll have to wait until this afternoon so that we can get wrapped up here and back home to work on a computer that doesn’t have to sit on our knees!
What a great time we have had!