all ya'll who'd already resigned yourselves to spending the weekend of
NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL miserable and sweltering in the city while
everyone who was faster/smarter/savvier than yourself and got their
tickets before they inevitably sold the eff out is off in Rhode Island having a
lot more fun than you: We just came into possession of
two extra Newport Folk tickets -- courtesy of Swedish shoe company and folk fest
sponsor Tretorn® -- and we're prepared to give them away.
‘Cause that's the kind of FOLKs we are.
See what we did there.
(Also, we already have our tickets.) The
swag doesn't stop there. Whoever's sweaty palms we decide to bequeath
these tix into are also scoring two passes to see Portland, Oregon's
BLIND PILOT in a private show the Tretorn peeps are hosting aboard a
boat on Newport Harbor (directly following My Morning Jacket's set on
Saturday @ 7:45 pm | leaving from Fort Adams - Old Port Dock). So that's
That, plus they're throwing in a couple of pairs of
commemorative Newport Folk Fest flip-flops and rubber boots designed
just for this year's fest. (They're cool, we've seen them. And durable
as shit, which should come in handy for all the drunken festing in a field you'll
be doing should you win this thing). P.S.-
Our new Tretorn friends would also like to cordially invite you to come
hang at their "Tretorn Backyard" (in the Beer Garden next to Quad
Stage) where they'll have beer, yard games (bocce ball, corn hole, etc), and probably (definitely)
lawn gnomes and plastic pink flamingos set up for ambiance and stuff.They're giving away 10 additional passes (to existing folk fest ticket-holders) every hour on the hour (100
total) in the Backyard on Saturday -- first 10 people to come by get passes to the Blind Pilot boat show.So...who
wants ‘em? For a chance to win, plz go ahead and post your favorite
blind famous person (living or dead, fictional or real) and/or favorite
famous pilot (same rules) -- and why -- in the comments. Anyone who manages to come up
with a famous guy who flew planes with the aid of a seeing eye pilot
dog or something automatically wins. Have at it. We'll declare a winner for most inventively spun famous blind person and/or pilot by Friday, June 22 at NOON.