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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Prepping for Athfest 2010!

Words can barely express how I feel right now... TODAY IS ATHFEST! For those lucky enough to be in Athens already, last night's comedy showcase kicked things off with what I'm sure was quite a bit of hilarity. However, tonight the tune-filled fun begins! That's right... The Flagpole Athens Music Awards are tonight at 8 pm in the lovely Morton Theatre. YES! I seriously can't wait for this. Apparently, Reptar and several other rockin' bands will be providing the entertainment for the night, and Kenosha Kid is back to spruce up the in-between times with some jazzy tunes. Oh, and the after party at the 40 Watt is sure to be wild too! Man, this is going to be amazing.

And it just gets better! Tomorrow, we'll get to start rocking out to the insane lineup of over 150 bands that will grace stages all over Athens. I can't believe that Athfest 2010 is finally here!

Now, if this is your first time going to Athfest or if it's been a while since the last time you've been, here are some tips to remember:
  • Bring LOTS of water! It will get hot out there, and we don't want you drying up while you wait for your favorite bands to play!
  • On a related note, wear thin or light clothing and bring some sunscreen. You don't want to roast to death out there either!
  • Pack a snack. There are so many AWESOME bands playing that you may not be able to find time to get food when you need it. It's best to come prepared.
  • Make a plan. Decide which bands you're really dying to see and figure out where they're playing beforehand, so you don't miss anything.
  • Don't be afraid to just check things out and go with the flow. Some of my coolest Athfest 2009 experiences came as a result of spontaneous exploration!
  • Get free samples. Several of the tables at Athfest give out free food and drink samples among other things. Mmm, delicious!
  • Don't lose your wristband! It's not too late to buy one online, or you can always pick one up at Athfest itself.
And also, for up to the minute coverage on all things Athfest, be sure to follow Echoreyn of Athens on Twitter... Just click below!

Oh, and finally, if you happen to see some who looks like this -

- don't hesitate to say hi. It's me, Kristen a.k.a. Echoreyn of Athens! Let's jam together, and have a rockin' time! You know I'll be there for the old favorites like Dead Confederate, Venice is Sinking, and Bambara, and I just can't wait to discover some new favorites too. It'll be amazing to see bands like Cracker, Efren, Spring Tigers, and the Gold Party since I've heard so much about them. This is just simply going to be too much fun!

See you all at Athfest!

For all of our coverage of Athfest 2010, click here! I'll be blasting you with updates regularly, so be sure to check back often. Also, look out for Athfest concert videos and vlogs, coming soon to!

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