Monday, 09 April 2012 14:35
Long ago, on a full moon weekend, a group of people gathered to host an outdoor music event. It only lasted from until midnight and there was no camping, but it was the beginning of something great.
Seven years and three locations later, this full moon festival took place at the Gilchrist Music Park. Starting on Thursday, April 6 and ending Sunday, the Farm To Family Full Moon Festival packed over 20 bands on one stage over three days. The music ranged from funk to indie, and everything in between. The crowd was diverse, from families to college kids, professors to deadheads—everyone came out to dance to good music.
The festival definitely has a very down-to-earth vibe that is a nice break away from everyday life. Camping made the whole thing like a big family reunion on a farm. The atmosphere had a free love feel to it that allowed everyone to cut loose. Some dressed up in different get-ups, others dancing in almost tribal-like fashion—self-expression was in the air and judgment nowhere to be found.
Hopefully the success of the festival continues to grow so we can continue to enjoy the magic of the farm. It was nice to see that the power of music and a simple event such as a full moon can bring people together to enjoy a weekend of free spirits.
By Thomas Moser