This weekend was one of my favorite local events, the Old 280 Boogie. We’ve gone to this every year so far, and it’s always a good time. Bands, merchants, and food vendors gather in the tiny town of Waverly (a few miles north of Auburn); the weather is almost always magically perfect; picnic baskets and lawn chairs and dogs abound.
The typically hippyish crowd reminds me comfortingly of the people I spent time with in college and of the entire population of the city where I went to grad school. In Auburn, where khaki shorts and Topsiders are the local uniform, this sort of thing cheers me greatly.
Here are a few snaps of the day. The entire flickr set is here.
The Pine Hill Haints, whom you have heard on my holiday mix if I sent you one. I love this band.
The Woody Pines and their pint-sized fiddler.
People in hats. I wish I’d had a hat. It was ridiculously sunny!
Shopping the Standard Deluxe wares – they do great graphic design and screen printing and always have a huge supply of cool shirts for sale.
Flags featuring the Standard Deluxe truck logo. I love the play on the traditional Tibetan flags.
And now, I am off to grade more essays. I hope you all had a great weekend!
i am now fully addicted to the pine hill haints. cd winging its way to me right now. thank you.
Yay, I’m so glad! I love to see them play. Hope you like the CD!