The American Folk Festival is held each year in Bangor, Maine. I think it was going on the week after I moved to Maine initially, so I missed out on the 2007 festivities. However, I think I made up for that in a big way tonight.
Here are some pictures:
Ummm...duh, it's a giant L.L.Bean backpack. Ayuh.
And my favorite picture of the festival. These two lovelies are the anchors of the local Bangor news. You can check out their bios here. Anyway, I watch these kids give the news every day, so I was beyond thrilled to see them enjoying the previously mentioned steel drum band. As soon as they danced by me, I knew I had to make my move. I briefed Beth on her duties (aim camera, press button) and made a beeline for the pair. Turns out Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio are really nice and they were super willing to take the awkward photo with me. I'm sure they weren't as excited as I was...but I can understand that. :) I mean...they're Bangor royalty.
As you can see, the folk festival was a lot of fun. We listened to quite a few bands, ate a good deal of fried food, and enjoyed many a craft booth.
Since this was the most fun I've had in Bangor in a good while, I'm going back tomorrow by myself. Looking forward to more of the same!