Nick, Micah playing guitar. Sarai on the harmonium. Loni on the shakers. Nate and I packed into the main circle before everyone else. We had the first camp there. Fat Kids set up in Skukom Meadow further east. We had primo camp. A natural structure supported by huge fallen timbers covered. I put the usual tarp madness up. I'm famous for that. Early on, Nate and I ran out of food. It was hard for the Rainbows to get into the gathering site. Wet and snowy. Cold at night! I saved a guy from hypothermia and Nate pulled a girl out of the cold river before any bridges were built. Slowly, kitchens arrived. It was hard work the first week. We stayed a month. By then, gravy train. The medics stayed at our camp. We fed them. Played music. Sarai camped near us again. Kids, friends for PDX. Mr. Bowman arrived. Loni arrived a week in. Always amazing!