Tuesday, June 21, 2011

38th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival

The Bluegrass Festival has already come and gone. It was an epic festival with the tickets sold out every day quite awhile back. I was fortunate enough to get tickets for Thursday and Sunday so that I could see Sarah McLachlan, Steve Earle, Mumford & Sons, Robert Plant and others. Maralee had fun on Sunday dressing up for the kids parade. She was afraid if she smiled very big it would mess up her face paint.
It was so windy during the parade that some of the kids struggled to keep the flags in the air.
Our local pirate always makes an appearance. There is a group of locals that use any excuse to dress like pirates. They were at Pirates of the Caribbean 4 when I saw it. There were a lot of "ARRRRs!"
The clowns of Living Folklore.
On Sunday the temperature dropped and it rained throughout Punch Brothers and Mumford & Sons.
There's nothing like seeing Ajax Peak covered in snow in June. All of the tourists said, "Oh how beautiful!" All of the locals said, "Again?!"
Sarah McLachlan
Steve Earle
Mumford & Sons!! This British band has become so popular in such a short amount of time that they won a Grammy in December. The first time I ever heard them was here live at the Bluegrass Festival last year. No one knew who they were, but our ears certainly perked up and we paid attention. They don't have to play at small venues anymore, but they love Telluride and wanted to come back. They said this is their home away from home.
Robert Plant is still rocking a full head of curly hair and his voice sounds the same as always. He and the Band of Joy put on an awesome show to wrap up the festival.


EcoRover said...

Steve Earle! Lucky duckies, yous are.

Barb said...

Can't believe the Bluegrass Festival was already! Where is the summer going? It snowed in Breck the day we returned from FL! I'd love to hear Sarah McLachlan in concert. Have a great 4th weekend, Lisa.