Monthly Archives: June 2008

Dispatches from Athfest: Day 5, Sunday Night

After the amazing night Saturday, I really wasn’t sure if I would be able to get up for today’s events. We ended up getting back from Atlanta around 1 am, spending most of the ride in stunned silence. Or the fact that we couldn’t hear and screamed our lungs out might have something to do […]

Atlanta’s Reckoning. R.E.M. Comes Home

I figure I might as well get it out of the way. This was my first R.E.M. show. Here’s the Blueshades “newsreview” version. Personal thoughts will be posted once I get back down from the musical high. R.E.M. proved their stuff Saturday night to a homecrowd at Lakewood in Atlanta. With the crowd made up […]

Why I Wasn’t At Athfest on Saturday

Dispatches From Athfest: Day 3, Friday

That’s the thing about mornings. They start WAY too early. But today was no day to whine. It’s the first real ATHFEST day and things need to be done! Put on some sunscreen, grab a t-shirt and get Bailey a beer cause this thing is ON! I parked in the College Ave. deck (which has […]

Dispatches From Athfest: Day 2, Thursday

I was still a little in awe of the events from Wednesday night that I thought I had better start Thursday off nice and slow. I woke up around 11 a.m. and sat on the futon listening to the wonderful Athfest 2008 Compilation cd. I had won it back in May at the pre-release party […]

Dispatches from Athfest: Day 1, Wednesday Night

I arrived back in Athens on Wednesday and settled in after searching around for a half hour for my boss’s place. Yes, I’m using my boss’s apartment as a crashpad. She’s awesome. (insert kudos here). Anyway, I hung around trying to get all my crap together and figure out my schedule for the week. The […]


Ever since class ended for me in May there has been one glorious week in June that I have kept marked on my calendar…. ATHFEST. Even the name is friggin cool. That’s to be expected though because this wonderful festival of sight and sound is the brainchild of Jared Bailey, the Keeper of All Things […]