Flight of the Galax bumblebee

High above Felts Park during the 80th annual Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VAHave you ever wondered what it would be like to soar above the crowd at a major festival, looking down on all the pickers, fans, and attendees below?

Well thanks to David Locklear and his trusty drone camera, now you can – at least on screen. David flew his drone several times during the mornings at the 80th annual Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, VA this year, capturing the sleepy festival site slowly coming alive.

You’ll see footage from several of his drone flights, along with some still images, set against some great bluegrass music from Ralph Stanley and Ralph II.

If you were at the festival, you’ll surely enjoy looking for your campsite, and if you were one of the few festival goers who noticed the drone hovering above… well you’re on film.

It’s about a nine minute ride. Hang on tight!

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.