On Saturday at the Newport Folk Fest, we noticed a lot of awesome pictures from fellow Instagramer LizMcBride. Later on we saw a woman using Instagram near the main stage and @Takinyerphoto asked, “Hey are you Liz?” Sure enough, it was!
We learned that Liz left her professional photo gear at home so the Fest could be more of a vacation. She quickly realized there were a lot of great shots happening around her, and of course she photographed the entire weekend on Instagram.
According to Liz, “Bumping into you guys just reinforced how awesome it was to share the amazing things that were happening and experience them together instantly - virtually or otherwise.” Liz, we totally agree!
You can see Liz’s photos of Boston’s music scene and friends here.
…and this is our favorite photo of hers from the fest!
In the summer of 2004, Matt Allen was behind the wheel of a 1969 Chevrolet Step Van, roaming the streets of Ashland, Oregon in search of adventure. Armed with a video camera and an endless supply of frozen treats, he was determined to become not only the most famous ice cream man in Ashland, but the most famous ice cream man in the world. As that summer came to a close, Allen’s mission of entertainment evolved into a greater calling. He began giving away his ice cream for free, starting with an ice cream social for the residents of Ashland and quickly moving to his hometown of Long Beach, California to expand the simple idea of free ice cream into the phenomenon it is today.
Five years, four national tours, and over 300,000 free ice creams later, Ice Cream Man has come to represent the power of a dream. “This is about getting people to think about things a bit differently, proving that you can do anything with your life,” says Allen, a veteran adventurer whose feats have included hiking from Mexico to Canada and biking across the country to raise money for breast cancer groups. “I want to give away ice cream. It’s that simple. I can’t be the only one who thinks this is a good idea. Why not bring all of these like-minded people together to do great things?”
A refreshing end w/ @magichatbrewing as #NewportFolk Producer @ajsfour & Social Media Dir @andschmidt choose @Tretorn’s #NyliteProject contest winner. (Taken with instagram)Tweet
Home. #newportfolk @newportfolkfest (Taken with instagram)
I didn’t post too much today…it was hectic, but this video of Pete Seeger strumming his guitar as Emmylou Harris belted it out on the Main Stage was PRICELESS. At 92, he couldn’t be any cooler, I mean take a look at those jeans. I was, no joke, one of 5 people to witness this and to the best of my knowledge the only one to get video.
Listening to @BrownBirdMusic & asking myself: whoa, did that really happen @newportfolkfest? (Taken with instagram)Tweet
#FOLKYEA! Just because the show’s over, it doesn’t mean we’re finished sharing our photos with you. Have a good shot? Make sure to share with us by tagging #newportfolk. What was your favorite part of the weekend? (Taken with instagram)Tweet
.@Middle_Bro just tore down the Quad Stage at @NewportFolkFest! #newportfolk (Taken with instagram)Tweet
At #NewportFolk and @rvctyext are playing the most amazing music! (Taken with Instagram at Fort Adams State Park)
River City Extension rocks!Tweet
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This weekend is very exciting for us. We are traveling to beautiful Newport, RI to document the Newport Folk Fest with fellow NYC Instragramer, @takinyerphoto. Stay tuned to our Tumblr for backstage photos, audience scenes, contests, and much more. If you’re on Instagram, follow us at @NewportFolkFest & make sure to tag your photos #NewportFolk. Se ya in Rhody!
Stephen and Brian