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Plane porthole

After Canada… more travel

It was a whirlwind after leaving the Great White North, with a stop back in Vermont for a recap visit with friends and an amazing concert featuring Trombone Shorty and Gary Clark, Jr.

Then on to Boston to visit other friends and attend an “Off The Eaten Path” food and history tour of the North End (read my review here) & 4th of July Fireworks…

A few days in Philadelphia/NJ area to clean out our storage space in prep for leaving for Casablanca, then back to Baltimore.

We stayed with family and did our own little Charm City tour with stops at the legendary Cafe Hon, and Miss Shirley’s.

Then we headed back to Cayman for a little over a week to visit our old stomping ground… and even more catch-ups with old friends.  And a massive Aladdin-themed cake done by a dear friend and the staff of the Ritz-Carlton.

Aladdin-themed cake

Aladdin-themed cake

Upon returning to Baltimore, we settled in for the get-set-for-Casablanca segment by getting the pets cleared to fly and sorting through Every-Single-Thing-We-Now-Own-On-The-Planet in the basement of my folks’ place.

Ahead of us was the task of getting the USDA clearance up in Robbinsville, NJ and then waiting until the 11th…

Except for one small thing…

Firefly Alert

Recap: #Firefly2015 Day 3 – 20 June

All the days are blending together now.  I’ve waited too long to do all of this writing but forcing myself to do it now somehow seems like the right thing to do.

On Saturday the 20th, my Firefly lineup was, if I may say, awesome.  I almost couldn’t have planned it any better.

Woke up and got moving early enough to catch this magical moment…

Then eventually headed over to see Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness.  Who was amazing.  His entire performance was great, and even though “Cecilia & The Satellite” is the hit, I really liked “Canyon Moon.”

Next, was one of my top three artists I wanted to see… Gary Clark, Jr.  I’ve been waiting to see him for a while, and honestly didn’t think I’d get the chance (and was able to see him twice in 10 days or so, which was special).

Surprisingly enough, the next artist on my list wasn’t on many other peoples.  Can’t figure out why other than not enough airplay or publicity, but i have to say, I really did Zola Jesus.  And the people that knew about her, were just as happy as I was to be able to get up close & personal.   I found it extremely ironic that she was performing on the Forest Stage and her album is called “Tiaga,” the Russian word for forest.

Not to put too much of a downer on the headlining artists, but this is how close I got to Foster The People singing “Coming Of Age:”

I left the festival grounds shortly after taking that video, and it was a good thing, too, because there was a hurricane alert pushed to all of our phones via the Firefly app.

Firefly 2015 Alert

Firefly 2015 Alert

So they ended up cancelling the late night shows and rescheduling for Sunday…  Which I’ll get to next.