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Summer Camp Music Festival 2011 camping photo essay

Summer Camp Music Festival 2011 is in the rear view mirror.  All that is left are the great memories of music, this camping photo essay, adventure, and good times with friends.  In my last post, I uploaded a series of photographs featuring the music of the festival; however, attendees know this is only part of the adventure.

Summer Camp Music Festival

Have to love a Pabst Blue Ribbon tent

20,000 campers at Summer Camp

Besides the music, the weekend revolves around the camping experience.  Perhaps as many as 20,000 festival goers converged on Chillicothe, Illinois and many of these came to camp out all weekend.  The grove of trees in the middle of the park became prime real estate as campers virtually put their tents on top of each other.

For those that came late, they had to settle for the tent sites in the field.  The camping out there is good too, but those in the field had to endure the elements as there is no shade from the sun or shelter from the storms.  Tarps can help with this, but they do not help when wind accompanies the rain.

Summer Camp Music Festival

Camping in the fields at Summer Camp Music Festival

Good times had by all

Despite the tight fit, especially in the woods, everyone got along wonderfully.  Every five minutes a group of fellow campers might walk right through your campsite on the way to theirs.  This usually is a camping faux pas, but not at Summer Camp as there are no trails with so many campers clustered together, so it is understood.  Here is a gallery of pictures to bring home the experience.

Summer Camp Music Festival camping

Summer Camp Music Festival camping

Summer Camp Music Festival camping

Summer Camp Music Festival camping

Summer Camp Music Festival camping

Summer Camp Music Festival camping

Summer Camp Music Festival camping

Summer Camp Music Festival camping

Summer Camp Music Festival camping

Summer Camp Music Festival camping

Summer Camp Music Festival camping

Some live music going on inside the camp

Summer Camp Music Festival camping

Traveling Ted kicking back at camp

Summer Camp Music Festival camping

Summer Camp Music Festival camping

Disclosure

I received a complimentary pass to attend Summer Camp Music Festival. This does not impact this post as the views, opinions, and photos are my own.

For more information, check out Summer Camp’s website for current lineups and other information.

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8 Responses to Summer Camp Music Festival 2011 camping photo essay

  1. Jay Gordon June 1, 2011 at 4:45 am #

    You are one rugged guy! And you handle it with such grace.
    Jay Gordon recently posted..Cowboy poetry in Willits- Mendocino County

    • Traveling Ted June 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

      I think I handled it with grace due to exhaustion. I am still tired, but had some great times.

  2. santafetraveler June 1, 2011 at 4:51 am #

    Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Jeremy Branham June 1, 2011 at 5:20 am #

    I thought this would be more controversial. In fairness, camping with some of these people is probably far more adventurous than out in the woods with wild animals! Granted, I suppose some of the people you camped with this weekend could also be classified as wile animals!!
    Jeremy Branham recently posted..In remembrance on Memorial Day- the Sacramento Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    • Traveling Ted June 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

      There was definitely some interesting characters at the fest. Fortunately, our neighbors were all pretty cool.

  4. Michael Schuermann June 1, 2011 at 5:21 am #

    Great to see a bunch of happy campers! Hope you all had a nice time.

  5. Leslie (Downtown Traveler) June 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    Whoa- this looks like Woodstock! Sounds like a fun summer camp for adults… but the tents are so close together. I’d imagine it would be hard to sleep with all the rustling and strange noises coming from your neighbors. The best strategy is probably to drink lots of beer and then pass out 😉
    Leslie (Downtown Traveler) recently posted..NYC memories- Growing up in the East Village in the 1950s

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