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Posted By: GutBucketeer
22-Oct-01 - 10:44 AM
Thread Name: FSGW Getaway 2001 Memories
Subject: FSGW Getaway 2002 Memories
I made it home last night about midnight and was just too blue to post anything.

The Getaway this year was un-describeable. From simple aquainances in years past (last year was my first) we returned as a gathering of old friends. New friends were invited into the fold and our circle continued to expand.

If there is a theme that captures what I experienced it is generations and transformations. Hearing Bill D's and Ferrara's son sing on the first night's sing-a-round. Witnessing those that have in years past been shy and unsure of themselves blossom. Dani is growing in her singing everyday. Kathy (Tinker) has a wonderful voice and great speakeasy songs. Jerri is undescribable. It was captured for me in a "snapshot" last night of Rick Fielding sitting in a corner patiently teaching a young woman new to the Getaway and Folk Music in general the basic's of I, IV, and V chords. I turned, and 10 feet away, Kendall was sitting with Dani and Kathy (Tinker) softly singing a song that Dani wanted to hear/learn. These moments capture the feeling but don't begin to describe the weekend. The long lost "Beef Brothers" (Big Mick and Jed Marum) found each other. We found out that Max and Kendall are really fraternal twins separated at birth and a very long labor.

And yes, the weather was wonderful, sunny, clear star filled nights and just a bit crisp. The food was plentiful and good. And the music was...... well it truly was indescribeable. We didn't get to sleep until sometime after 4:00 AM on Saturday night.

I'll give more later. Got to work.