Five days, awesome music, rain, incredible crowds, Paul Kelly, costumes, rain, hair, blues, Tony Joe White, gospel, rock n rain, Marlon Williams, dreadlocks, mud and mud boots, Beth Hart bringing tears, what a singer, Keb Mo, sore feet, great food, Gary Clarke Jnr a Jimi Hendrix clone and more, foot tapping, hip swaying, thigh slapping, funny walks to the blues beat.
Five days of a music festival from midday to midnight is a challenge . It must be what a marathon is like. Start out at a steady pace, get to the middle of the festival in good shape, and rush madly at the finish to trying catch those last few acts before it is all over. The race to the finish is hectic and some hit the wall to trudge home, albeit with a blues beat gait, songs in our heads and the good feeling you get when around thousands of people who smile, laugh, sing and shout with pleasure at the artistry of others.