In one song you meet/dance with half the people in the room. I kept thinking about how it would function as an instrument of socialization, people coming into town from far flung farms to meet their neighbors, possibly falling in love with a momentary partner while spinning to the music of fiddles.
A couple songs left me dizzy and ready to spectate.
Being the first night, Folklife didn't seem overrun with hippies. Maybe it was the rain? There were even a couple of kids in formalwear. Seems like a weird pre-prom activity.
We left the festival and hung out at Mecca for a while. Food was ordered from the bar. A guy tried to convince us to come to his Ramones Tribute Band at "Punklife." I'm otherwise engaged, but according to him, it will be fucking awesome and something of a surprise. You heard it here first kids.
I should probably go to sleep. Tomorrow will be lengthy with the trip to and from the Gorge for the Sasquatch! music festival. I think that we're going to try to be there early, since I'm more interested in the bands at the beginning of the day than the headliners.