Five Miles to get Stoned
Allen Stone ::: Photo by Josh Lovseth
Allen Stone was my one must-see act for Friday. Determined to meet his mainstage time of 5pm, we thought by arriving at around 3pm we would have plenty of buffer to make that easy. Unfortunately everyone else had that idea and so we got stuck five miles back from the main entrance, shuffling 50 meters at time. After waiting it out for an hour and realizing no way no how was I getting there by 5pm determination took over. A brisk five mile walk down the left-hand lane at roughly triple the speed of those in cars got me to the gates just after 5pm, five songs of Stone, and the above photo as a document of Stone’s recent meteoric rise.
And it was worth the walk.
Abbey on the other hand took a hit for the team and ended up spending longer on the 7 mile road from I-5 than we spent on the highway itself driving to the Gorge.