Wilo had stumbled upon links from the biggest concert and biggest memory from hippie days - NYE 1999.
Phish was playing a HUGE concert - 100,000 people or so - in the middle of the Everglades on an Indian Reservation. We were incredibly lucky and had the opportunity to volunteer to work it - and we jumped on it. We 'won' a free trip down there, meals, accommodations - the whole nine. It was simply amazing. AND, we were paid for it!
I've never felt so free.
It was a playground for love, peace, happiness and a ton of hippies. There were miles and miles of tents, music playing around the clock, a boardwalk that mirrored Downtown New Orleans, an ever constant drum circle in the middle of a beautiful grove of trees, Ferris Wheels, Fireworks, Shops... it was such an event.
Words cannot describe how thankful I am to have that opportunity as the years of marriage, parenting and responsibility soon followed.
Here's a clip that references the size of the concert, traffic jam, and of them playing "Heavy Things".
As we said to Abby - Can you see me?!?!?!