Or Kispoix Music Festival, depending on whether you bought a t shirt or not. Ha. It’s no wonder those t shirts sold out as fast as they did!

I didn’t want to come home. I’m always content without the hum of electricity and with the warmth of the wood stove. I sleep easily without checking my email or using the internet. I miss hot showers but Cam took care of that this trip, rigging up a shower which will go into a newly built shower house this coming month. (You can click this picture to see what Cam made the shower out of.)

Trying it out

The music festival was so much fun despite a feeling of shyness that seemed to wash over me again and again, getting in the way of truly letting go and having a great time. I regret not meeting people when the opportunity arose and dancing more than I did. The music was awesome, a few musicians in particular.

Lily didn’t suffer from the same shyness and made many friends! She joined a gang of little girls that ran around and through the crowds all throughout the festival. They all wore belly dancing hip scarves so you could always hear a jingle in whatever direction they were running. I loved the freedom the kids had. I loved that everyone present, parents and non parents, accepted their presence and watched over them as much as I did. The festival was very truly family friendly.

Showing off

Lily got a star crown face painted across her brow and we decorated each other with henna while listening to the music.

Star crown and drying henna

I didn’t take many pictures this weekend which surprised me since it’s sometimes easy to hide behind the camera. It just seemed simpler to leave it at the cabins.

Enjoying Saritah

I especially looked forward to and enjoyed Morlove this weekend. Miss Emily Brown and Corwin Fox with Tobias Meis on stand up bass and Jake Jenne on drums. I also really loved the Rosette Guitar Duo. Here’s a short little clip of Morlove:

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10 Responses to Kispiox Music Festival

  1. Debbie says:

    Looks like a GREAT time. Lily looks gorgeous in that face paint. I know what you mean about being shy in crowds. I tend to prefer blending into the backgournd, then to put myself out there. I often regret it as well – especially when at things like this there are likely many like-minded people.

  2. Sarah says:

    Oh how lovely! It looks wonderful. Just being around people and (just about) any live music is a nice thing. But in such a beautiful place and with musicians you are looking forward to seeing, that’s really cool. I’m so glad you enjoyed your break.

    Were you overwhelmed by the crowd? I find groups of people (even nice people) a bit “much” sometimes. I also often find myself retreating even when I am really enjoying myself…odd ;)

  3. jenny says:

    This really looks like a great festival. Or as my husband would call it a “stinky hippie fest”–with the utmost respect, of course.

    I also get shy in crowds. I have to really push myself to get out there and say “screw it!” I’m never a dancer though. I just don’t dance–terrible, isn’t it?!

  4. How nice! I love the smaller music festival venues and am sad I missed the one back home.

    You only took a few photos but they speak volumes. I’m glad you all had so much fun!

  5. Jeanine Ertl says:

    What a beautiful festival. Looks like you guys had a great time. :)

  6. natalie says:

    Annie, it looks amazing. I’m a shy person too, especially in crowds. My kids get me out there more though. I adore the hip scarf! Do you have a source for them?
    Brilliant shower! My husband rigged one up for our shore dives, long ago. We brought the warm water with us, mmmm, it was lovely!

  7. Annie says:

    It was such a great time but would have been so much better if you all were there with us.

    Natalie- we bought the scarf at the marketplace in the festival. I’d wanted to buy one for Lily for ages but never saw them cheaper than $20. We bought this one for $12 and it was the last in the kid’s size. We were lucky!

  8. tai says:

    Aww, this is making me so homesick! My brother on stage and all those little girls Lily is playing with are Ari’s friends too! And I would have loved to be there to introduce you to their mamas and maybe help with the shyness a bit (I know all about that one!) Sigh. Next time, right? Can we still make a plan for some hangin’ out when we get back?

  9. Annie says:

    Taimarie- I so wish you were there, and not just so you could introduce me around- although that would have been great. I actually took that little video thinking of you. Not that you don’t see your brother performing often… Let’s definitely do something we you get back. Fall’s coming and that’s the best time to stay at our cabins…. You’re welcome here anytime and we’d be willing to go out and see you too.

    Hope you’re having a great time!

  10. Erin says:

    It looked like so much fun, Annie. I think I would love a low key festival like this. Anything where we live is so over the top busy and commercialized it’s ridiculous!!

    Love seeing little ones with freedom to fly!!!

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