Ah, the leaves are turning and air is turning cool and crisp here in the San Juan Mountains. So it is time for our last right of summer, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, a three-day weekend chance to unplug while plugging in to some seriously good music and microbrews. As the weather tends to be just a bit fickle in the San Juans, this “last right” is more often than not punctuated by thunderstorms, hail, snow and a resultantly prolific amount of mud.
Not so at this year’s festival. Temps in the seventies, not a cloud in the sky and an ever so light breeze made for an incredible weekend. Our booth in vendor row had a great view of the stage and all the goings on. Our beer coozies were wrapped around nearly every complimentary beer glass. Our friends from Jagged Edge had a great selection of our packs for sale and there was plenty to peruse from the entire Osprey line.
Which brings me to the point, who doesn’t carry a pack to a festival? It’s an essential survival tool helping you haul shelter, suncreen, food, and layers of clothing for whatever the elements may throw out. Plus a whole lot more. Now, everyone has their favorite system and their favorite festival. We want to know what yours is. How big a pack do you carry? What are the key survival items inside? And we especially want to know what musicians inspired you the most – where did you get your groove on and why?
Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org between now and October 15, 2010. We’ll post our favorites on this blog and we’ll send each winner my favorite festival pack, the Stratos 24. Panel loading, durable frame survives clumsy fellow festivarians, built-in raincover protects from the elements and LOTS of hidden nooks and crannies for those extra important items. Ahem.
Director of Marketing, Osprey Packs