Pre-Festival Camping!!! This was the adventure at this year’s Appalachian String Band Festival at Clifftop, West Virginia. In times past travels to this event was timed to be there during the festival time which is from Wednesday through Saturday night. Due to some family obligations brothers and sister and the Huntington friends arrived the weekend before to set up the campsite and settle in for a great weekend of music jams. The first day we were greeted with a strong thunderstorm that caused a power outage at the Great Lodge, but we managed (i.e., No Power … No Problem!) but the showers were rather cold. The time spending with family and friends was excellent and I am already missing them and can’t wait for next year.