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ukunuke
02-26-2012, 06:42 PM
Okay fellow UUers: who's going to be in Denver in May?

Gadzukes!
02-26-2012, 06:59 PM
Red five standing by.

csibona
02-27-2012, 10:40 AM
I will be at the Denver Uke Fest. This year it has one of the best lineups around.
http://swallowhillmusic.org/events-and-festivals/ukefest/
Jake Shimabukuro, Nellie McKay, Aldrine Guerrero, Tina and Her Pony, Hapa Hillbillies and more.

shega
02-27-2012, 01:37 PM
I purchased my weekend pass the day they came out!

acousticjazz
04-10-2012, 05:15 PM
I'm considering going if I can get off of work, if I could only do one day which would it be? Saturday?

bobbysavoy
05-07-2012, 05:50 AM
I've got my ticket and looking forward to it - I just need to figure out how to get there. Anyone in Boulder care to give me ride down (I've got the return trip covered).

sukie
05-07-2012, 06:02 AM
I will be there! I am coming from Minnesota for this. Aldrine and Aaron will be there. Jake will be there. My God, how could I not go? I am psyched beyond belief. I know of two others from my ukulele club who are attending also.

MGM
05-07-2012, 08:34 AM
I will be there as a vendor...stop by and say hello...Kanileas, Kamakas, Kelii's, Koolaus, and Koalohas in tow

OldePhart
05-07-2012, 08:41 AM
When is it? Seems like I remember a picture of MGM in the snow...

If the schedule allows I might be able to make it as I am probably going to need to burn a few days of vacation or lose them.

ukunuke
05-10-2012, 06:25 PM
Okay Ukefest fans. Less than a week away. I'm hoping to see fellow UUers there. Cheers!

MGM
05-10-2012, 09:13 PM
Okay Ukefest fans. Less than a week away. I'm hoping to see fellow UUers there. Cheers!

Hey I wonder if all those medical marijuana shops can help liver disease and diabetes..lol. Last time there I couldn't believe how the odor of. .....lwas everywhere

sukie
05-11-2012, 04:26 AM
When is it? Seems like I remember a picture of MGM in the snow...

If the schedule allows I might be able to make it as I am probably going to need to burn a few days of vacation or lose them.
It's next week!

Chris Tarman
05-11-2012, 04:53 AM
I'll definitely be there, but only on Saturday. I was going to miss Jake, but now it turns out he's playing in Grand Junction (about 60 miles from me) on May 16th. Tickets were only $20! So I'll get to see him after all. Whew!

nix
05-11-2012, 05:10 AM
I'm going to be at the West Coast Ukulele Retreat. I wish such awesome ukulele events weren't scheduled for the same weekend. I hope everyone has a great time at the Denver Uke Fest. I know I'll enjoy myself and learn a lot in Monterey!

Nix

hoosierhiver
05-11-2012, 05:34 AM
I will be there! I am coming from Minnesota for this. Aldrine and Aaron will be there. Jake will be there. My God, how could I not go? I am psyched beyond belief. I know of two others from my ukulele club who are attending also.

Sweet, you can guilt them into UWC.

sukie
05-11-2012, 07:25 AM
I have brought it up with Aldrine many, many times. He keeps saying something about airfare prices. I keep saying business trip. He is winning so far. dang!

OldePhart
05-11-2012, 12:06 PM
It's next week!

Well, that's definitely out then as I'm working crazy hours making sure I'll be able to get away for UWC.

I swear I remember MGM posting a picture of him in the snow by his rental van at the Denver festival last year. I must be on crack. :)

John

Chris Tarman
05-11-2012, 02:24 PM
Well, that's definitely out then as I'm working crazy hours making sure I'll be able to get away for UWC.

I swear I remember MGM posting a picture of him in the snow by his rental van at the Denver festival last year. I must be on crack. :)

John

Nope.. Not on crack. In previous years, it was in February. I guess Mike in the snow caused them to push it back into a (probably) warmer month. Of course, it can snow pretty much anytime in Denver.

1931jim
05-11-2012, 02:34 PM
Like they say in Newfoundland........it only rained twice last week. 3 days the first time and 4 days the second time.

Gadzukes!
05-11-2012, 05:28 PM
I remember a number of years ago when it snowed in June, but that's very unusual. Although I did see some snow today, but I was up in the mountains around 7000'.

OldePhart
05-12-2012, 12:44 PM
I remember a number of years ago when it snowed in June, but that's very unusual. Although I did see some snow today, but I was up in the mountains around 7000'.

I grew up in the southwestern corner of the state, in Cortez. I can remember a couple of times that we got snow in early May but it was pretty unusual.

John

MGM
05-12-2012, 12:52 PM
Yes that last years festival was in snow but in early Febuary. First time I actually had to learn to drive in snow ...more importantly how to brake a car in snow... My first attempt i slowly slid into the middle of an intersection...Good thing it was 6:00am in the morning with no other cars..

Chris Tarman
05-12-2012, 02:33 PM
I grew up in the southwestern corner of the state, in Cortez. I can remember a couple of times that we got snow in early May but it was pretty unusual.

John

I guess snow in May is pretty unusual in Denver (although not unheard of). I moved to Colorado from Wyoming, where there were four seasons: June, July, August and Winter. I sometimes forget that most of Colorado isn't quite as extreme weather-wise as Wyoming. I've now lived in Colorado for over 17 years, so you would think I'd have figured that out by now!

ukunuke
05-13-2012, 07:19 AM
In the 80s next weekend in Denver - this'll sure beat dragging around a coat all weekend! Looking forward to spotting UUers :cool:

shega
05-16-2012, 05:56 PM
Hey UUers
I look forward to the entire weekend, and would be very happy to meet any and all UU'ers during the weekend. Would anyone like to find a place to meet up either Friday before Jake's concert (not far from my house, there are great bars and a few cafes just a block or so away) or Saturday before/after the workshops? I am sure we will all be at Aldrine's workshop, and I really would like to meet a few of you. Chris Tarman--drop me a line here so that we can finally meet! (we have spoken on youtube...)

respond to this thread and maybe we can meet up!
shega

MGM
05-18-2012, 12:21 PM
Okay the weather here in Denver is fine. Almost like home in Hawaii...but tomorrow they expect some severe thunderstorms...just my luck. Ha ha. Well the ukes will be just happy with that. See you all tomorrow....I was going to bring a Premium spalled curly koa cedartop koolau but left it in Hawaii since we have interst in it so only 4 k brands to compare...I did bring a tangible mini uke though. It's the last one available anywhere since it suddenly showed up after a year lost in the mail.

Chris Tarman
05-18-2012, 01:08 PM
I sent you a PM, shega.

mds725
05-18-2012, 01:35 PM
I hope people take photos and videos for those of us who wish we could be there but were unable to get away this weekend. Have a great time everyone, and please report back!