Concert Sutra Camping Out At High Sierra

Concert Sutra Camping Out At High Sierra

by terri sapp

Photographs by Leah Yetter

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Al Howard

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            From the time I got on the plane in Atlanta, Georgia (even through the extended overnight Vegas layover…thanks America West for the hotel, cab, hot bath, bed, and breakfast), to the time I saw my girls in the family filled Reno Airport, my stomach was in knots with anticipation (and motion sickness) for the good times about to ensue.  As we made our way to the campsite, we could automatically feel the tension melting off of our stress filled shoulders.

            High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, California (this year on July 1-4, 2004) at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds is the most laidback camping/music festival I had ever attended.  The Northeast California mountain air must really work as an opiate to all that enter.  First thing Thursday evening upon arrival, the first order of business was to catch Tea Leaf Green.  However, much to our dismay, our time limits kept us creating our campsite, since our delays at the airport.  Sorry Plateface…The beauty of High Sierra Music Festival is that we were camping right in front of the Grandstand Stage on the artists row, so we could hear everything from the Grandstand.  So, we got to hear a good deal of Tea Leaf Green, anyway. Continue reading