uffda wrote:Doug wrote:Yeah it is sad to lose people, never saw it like that before. But maybe now the magic can present itself without obstruction.
For me, it's about perspective. Maybe it's having lived in the vicinity of the Jam up here in the north woods my whole life, where not a whole lot goes on. In the early 90's, if someone told me there would be a music festival up here less than an hour from my house at a riding stable in the woods that would bring bands like ZZ Top, Def Leppard and KISS and tens of thousands of people to see them, I would've suggested they have their head checked. Like Field Of Dreams, "if you build it, they will come." What it's done for the area, the local economies, the hype and excitement, watching it grow. There's a very humble perspective and appreciation. I am partial to it, like a child. There's no 'drinking the Kool Aid' or being blind to the health of the lineup each year. Most years it's our straight-A honor student and a couple times it's been the red-headed stepchild, but a lot of us will still be here in full support, backing it's successes and rallying behind it 100%, selflessly, and keying on the positives because it's meant so much over the years.
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I hear ya. Being a life-long resident of Walker, minus the 20 years I was in the Navy, it's like a dream that Moondance has grown the way it has. Walker has always been a sleepy little town of about 1,000 people...give or take a few. Bill and Kathy had a dream and they not only brought bands and people to Walker, they put Walker on the map! Some years, I'm more excited than others, with the bands they sign. But, rest assured, it's ALWAYS a great time. I don't camp (since I only live 2 miles from the Jam), but I still get excited when I see the campers heading thru town to the Jam. When the signs are set up along Hwy 371 and 200, announcing the upcoming Moondance Jam and traffic may be delayed.....man, that's awesome! The town has an electric feel to it....Moondance is on the way!!
Thank you Kathy for bringing us 20 years of music and fun times.
Another well said....man you guys are too kind and are why the Jam's are successful!!!! Hats off to all of you!