The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival that takes place in Golden Gate Park every first-weekend in October is still happening this year, however it is going to be all online or what they now call “virtual.” Not my cup of tea folks. I like the real thing and will not be attending. That said, this year’s SF Journal Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Awards will take a break.
As it turns out, live music festivals, with thousands of people bumping into each other, spilling beer on you and sharing local herbs is probably the best way to boost your immune system. As an added bonus there is the perilous activity of attempting to hygienically go to the bathroom in a port-a-potty. Wash your hands? Yeah right. Let’s all share germs!
For the past eight years I have written up reviews of HSBG festivals and given out awards. If you are curious or simply getting nostalgic, they are listed below. Until next year hopefully, when the light of health, peace and sanity returns.