By Jonathan McNamara
Don’t get me wrong. I love music. When I woke up this morning (read: rolled out of bed and grasped toward the coffee machine) I could not wait to see Gogol Bordello.
So when I make this next statement, please know that I don’t make it lightly:
Everything I experienced today at Edgefest 2008 pales in comparison to the helicopter flight I took to snap aerial photos of the grounds at Schnepf farms.
Carrie Schnepf picked me up in a gator which she uses to speed across the massive farm. We barreled down several dirt roads before coming to a clearing where a tiny helicopter (with no doors) and its lovely pilot Kate were waiting for me.
Moments later we were in the air.
“Do you want to go higher?” Kate asked.
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We circled the concert twice from several hundred feet in the air. I heard the tail end of NOFX echoing across the Arizonan sky as Kate lead us back into the horizon.
“Wanna go around again,” she asked.
Yes. Hell Yes.