Saturday, August 15, 2009


The Clearwater Festival is an annual event; the state's largest and oldest environmental music festival. I usually always find an excuse to go, even if it's just for an hour or so to stroll among the vendors or listen to the music at the circle of song (pictured here).

I first remember going when I was in high school and back then the festival took place at Fort Hancock on Sandy Hook, right along the bay. A much nicer setting than where it is now, I think.

Anyway... there's always an interesting mix of people to make for fun people-watching: hippie-types straight out of the sixties, kids with their faces painted like butterflies or flowers, today I even saw a young couple, multiple tattoos and body-piercings among them, strolling along with a rather large and vocal parrot on the woman's wrist.



Jayne said...

Here locally, the Friends of Folk Music meet once a month at different venues, and people just bring their instruments and jam all afternoon long. Fun!

Patrick Belardo said...

I never knew about this festival. Sounds interesting.