Hello Fest FOLK,
Friday is here once again and maybe it is just the work load putting this thing together but is seems like I was just writing last weeks update. So as the days fly by so does the count down to Fest 8!!!
We do not have much new to update since last week, when we launched the schedule, so this week we bring you two awesome video’s courtesy of our good friends over at NATIONAL UNDERGROUND.
They have recently posted two awesome Fest related videos.
First is a preview for a documentary on Fest. It is a work in progress and National Underground have been teaming up with Blue Elephant Media to make it happen. You can check out the preview featuring segments from interviews with Dan Yemin (Paint it Black/ Lifetime/ Armalite) Atom Goren (Atom and His Package/ Armalite), Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms), The Flatliners, Static Radio, and OK Pilot on the National Underground site right here.
National Underground also posted video and downloadable audio of the entire Dillinger Four set from Fest 7 last year. You can check the 60 minute long set here. I watched this last night! I laughed, I cried, I slammed a few adult beverages. D4 last year really summed up what Fest is about and if you did not know Paddy will be sure to tell you all about it. I honestly want to clock and see if they played more than Paddy ranted. You also get some good shots of Fest/ NO IDEA crew looking pretty lit on the side of the stage!
Fest WEEKEND PASSES ARE GETTING CLOSE TO SELLING OUT!!! Yep, it is getting down to the wire here, so if you have been slacking the time to get your passes is now! Spread the word to all your friends. We want everyone to make it to the party! You can get your passes on our ticket page. There are also a list of regional Florida Fest 8 Pass outlets. Check them out!
If you are interested in volunteering for Fest 8, we are full at the moment but will be having one last sign up meeting Monday the 12th at 7pm on the second floor of the Holiday Inn (13th and Univ.). We will be signing up people who are still interested in an alternate position. This will be in case we decide we need more people or a volunteer decides they can no longer volunteer. If you come to this meeting please bring photo ID and a piece of mail or bill to prove your address. THIS WILL BE THE LAST VOLUNTEER SIGN UP MEETING and attending does not guarantee you a volunteer position.
If you missed previous week’s news post, read further down below to check out talks of THE Fest ART SHOW, The SCHEDULE being posted, SMALL BROWN BIKE playing, and other goodies.
If you would like to help us spread the word about THE Fest 8 you can email email@example.com
with all your contact info and where you can put up posters at in your town. Also, please email us a general idea of how many posters you wish to take on.
Also, in the past week we had a handful of Brits decide to cancel their rooms at The Holiday Inn, so we now have a small number of rooms available. They include Kings and Doubles and are for all kinds of different nights, so reservations will be taken by phone only to make sure we don’t over sell anything! If you’re interested in booking a room, give my lovely secretary Cam a call and let him know. He can be reached at 352-379-9099 and is in the office weekdays from 10am-7pm. If you want to call at night or over the weekend, please leave a detailed voice message with your name, phone number, and what day and time you called, and he will call folks back in the order in which they called to make everything fair and square. Rates are still $169 plus tax a night and the party there is going to be raging.
That is it for this week. Now a few of us are off to Valadosta, GA to watch Coody from Ninja Gun get hitched!!! Have an awesome weekend and get ready for the most amazing Fest weekend ever!!!
-Tony Weinbender & THE Fest 8 CREW!!!