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GUEST,Vixen @ work How was the 2002 Get-Away? (140* d) RE: How was the 2002 Get-Away? 21 Oct 02


The Getaway was, as always, outstanding. We look forward to it every year, all year, and just have the greatest time. NEXT year, we're going to leave Sunday night, instead of Sunday morning, so we can do all the Sunday stuff, instead of packing up the tent and driving home. The food this year (at least while we were there) was the best yet. (though a number of us still miss doing kitchen duty with Debbie McClatchey and eating her excellent cooking!)

THE Highlight for me was learning all those cool chord inversions from Rick Fielding. Insofar as I was sitting in the front of a theater barn, with a mess of people watching, and Rick telling me that I was going to be backing him up on stage at a major performance (and me with stage fright the size of a house!) you could call it a private lesson. What was really nifty about it was that in the TV room after supper I was able to play those inversions on a number of songs! Goes to show that THIS middle-aged dog can still learn new tricks!

I don't know what was Reynaud's high point, but he bought a new banjo from Gutbucketeer and played it at the concert. He also filled in at the contra dance while I was off with Lisa Null doing vocal things.

Together, I best liked the jam session Saturday night after the concert. It was in one of the cabins, and we just kept going around the circle. Gutbucketeer was on the washtub, which sounded great! Tim and Glen did a surfer duet with Glen using a cot frame for a hand drum. Unfortunately, we left around 2 am, long before it broke up, anticipating an early morning tearing down the tent and driving back to CT.

As for the weather, I think the weekend at Prince William was colder and much much much wetter. This was actually not bad!!!

But there are just too many great memories to recount here. We'll be looking forward to doing it again next year!

V


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