bev davies

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Day 2 at the Levitation Festival Austin 2015

No rain and the mud is just fine with my new rubber boots

Off to buy rubber boots Saturday morning

Back at poolside :)

I started walking back to La Quinta only 2 big blocks away

my new boots

 I could not believe how cheap food was,  $ 1.00 

Walmart was 2 blocks to the left of the Motel and through the parking lot. I was walking.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Friday - day one

This is one of the lights that we call the Festival full moon.

This was my first trip inside the Levitation Tent, it was very wet and muddy but no smell yet.
This is Mr. Elevator and The Brian Hotel.

Nice to see Wille Thrasher & Linda Saddleback at the new location of the 
Elevation Amphitheatre at 5:30 PM

This sign is indicating there are venomous snakes in Carson Creek. What, i did not know that.
The stage by the water has been moved up  away from the raging Creek. 

The stages were moved from their positions on the map I was just handed coming through the gate. This photo was taken at the Reverberation Stage at 3:14 PM May 8, 2015 so this is Sungod. 

There is something about the clay earth. 

This was my first view of the site.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Openning pre party at RED 7

There had been talk about the bands to be seen this weekend and the wet site. There was rummer of sink holes and stages being moved. The weather was not bad at RED 7 shows.

The photo above is one of my favourite photos of the weekend. This is back in the inside room at RED 7. This band may be Christines. My camera was on LA time, not Austin time.

Les Big Byrd's Martin Ehrencrona on keyboards. Go to youtube, look a
them up and turn up your speakers. I bought the LP, They Worshiped Cats from iTunes. It is the only thing I have bought from iTunes. 

Well the photo above is taken on the outside stage, the Keep Music Evil stage. This is Les Big Byrd from Stockholm. The drummer is covered in lights.

Second on the indoor stage was Has a Shadow. The light show was in full glory.

Daydream Machine opens the night on the indoor stage.

RED 7 May 7 list of bands

12:45 am – Joel Gion (with members of The Brian Jonestown Massacre)
11:30 pm – Golden Dawn Arkestra
10:15 pm – Les Byg Byrd
9:15 pm – JJUUJJUU
1:15 am – Al Lover (live set)
12:00 am – Matt Hollywood & Reverends
11:00 pm – Christines
9:45 pm – Has a Shadow
8:45 pm – Daydream Machine