There really are differences between a good concert and a good festival, and if you are not familiar with either...stop reading this review, locate the closest venue, check out their lineup, and make some plans :) For me personally, the music festival is the way to go. You might spend more initially, but you typically get a few days' worth of several musicians and sometimes even, a place to camp out. Wanee is put on by the Allman Brothers, one of the founding fathers of jam bands. This year, artists like Stephen Marley, Widespread Panic (PANIC!!!), Robert Plant (I saw half of Led Zeppelin, y'all!), Steve Miller (some people call him a space cowboy!), Keller Williams, Ween, etc...showed up to rock us out. And, boy howdy...did they ever rock us out! The music was insanely good! But, I think that what I loved most about Wanee was simply the vibe.
Everyone was happy, there were no fights or drama, no one took too much of anything... it was like we were just one big family, probably the Partridges. My husband, Berg, and I camped out along the road to the river, and we saw so many happy hippie people just coasting by on their bikes, faces smiling, and loving the life they live. It was really something to see, buds. I'm still holding on to that happy hippie vibe!
The day Bergman sported his Soulflower 'Happy Camper' tee, he was stopped by so many festival friendlies who thought it was Awesome! One vendor kept shouting at us, 'Hey! It's the Happy Camper!' every time we walked by...he thought that shirt was the cat's pajamas. The days got hot while we were there, so Berg was loving that the tee is constructed of a lightweight material. He didn't get overheated while wearing it, which is easy to do around here. The color is somewhere in the neighborhood of grayish brown, or if you're a cup half full kind of person...brownish gray. And, once again, Soulflower honors their commitment to lovin' Mama Earth by creating this shirt with an organic cotton/recycled PET blend. We've seen this tee through several washes now, and there is (as always, happily) no shrinkage to report. The colors are just as vibrant as before, too. All in all, another SCORE! for Team Soulflower...we love this shirt!
So, buds...if you're a happy camper and you know it, clap your hands and buy this tee!
Allman Bros 'Midnight Rider' by Cam LaBelle on Vimeo
Peace, Love, & Good Tunes, buds!