The Getaway itself will start on Friday afternoon ,October 18, 2002. It runs into the wee hours of Sunday, October 20, with a farewell breakfast on Monday morning for those who stay over Sunday night. That's the whole of the official gathering.
The past year, lots of folks gathered at the Royal Mile in Wheaton, Md. on the Thursday previous, welcoming Micca and having a grand old time, singing and drinking all sorts of beers and ales. That was organized by Fortunato (Chance Shiver). And on the Tuesday afterwards, a number of folks went up to nearby West Chester, PA. to play with Max and gig on MudcatRadio. And others gathered in New Jersey, and Micca journeyed all the way to New England, where he became the excuse for a good celidh.
Surrounding tangential get-togethers seem to happen, and out-of-towners who choose to visit are the perfect excuse to set them up.