Packed crowds filled with people both young and old, coming to hear a variety of new expressions in the music. Musicians sticking around to hear their friends or new friends play, even if they weren't performing during the festival. An atmosphere where you wanted to see sets even if they were overcrowded, sweaty, late at night and impossible to get a good sightline. An outrageous deal, at $30 for two entire nights of music. A model which, demonstrably, can even be replicated from time to time.
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