Happy Monday y'all! Spring time is around the corner, and you know what that means.... Warmer weather, blossoms, sunny days, pollen, longer daylight, and festivals are coming up! Most of the biggest festivals in America happen in the spring time, so get your sunscreen and blankets ready for action! How many of you have been to a festival or two that was not such a great time? If you go To enough of them, you are bound to end up at one that is not a top tier event, and the same applies to bands that play a lot of festivals. We have had our fair share of "Humdingers" in our day. Humdingers is what you call a show that is riddled with confusion, unprofessionalism, and a minimal crowd. One that sticks out off the top of my head was a festival in Ohio. It was almost like a reunion of bands, all the bands that tour the same circuit were on this bill, ALY, Wayland, Prospect Hill, and the list goes on. It was pure chaos for the 2-day event but all of the bands listed above and Shallow Side as well had all performed their sets ad it was fast approaching the headliner, Afroman. Nobody had seen or heard from him or anyone in his camp and it was about 15 minutes until his time slot. The crowd had made their way over to the main stage in anticipation for Afroman. The promoter is losing his Mind by this point and trying to figure out what he is going to do, when up pulls this Cadillac to the loading area, it was Afroman! He grabbed out an acoustic guitar, a small little combo amp and walked up to stage and plugged everything in, strummed a couple chords to make sure sound was good in the mains. He then turned around and grabbed his fake Afro and put it on and said "Yo, what up I'm Afroman y'all ready?" And he proceeded to play a great set, which I did not expect given how things happened leading up to that point. On the opposite side of the spectrum, we have played some festivals that were as smooth as Skippy. One that stands out is a festival in Florida. The headliners were Hellyeah and Sevendust. Our set was early, but that was expected because we were new to the area and a new band in general. The stage was ran to perfection, on time, stage hands were a huge help, sound and production crew were spot on too. One of the perks was the backstage area also. There was catering all day long! Breakfast food, then they took that out as brought in a salad bar, next they wheeled in lunch, and then dinner food, all while keeping us stocked on drinks all day as well. That festival was definitely a winner! With all that being said, I hope your festival season is full of winners and has no Humdingers! Maybe we will see you at some of them this spring and summer, as we have quite a list of festivals accumulating. Take care, and see you soon!