Yes, FloydFest features musical acts — lots of them — but people attending the summer festival just off the Blue Ridge Parkway are the real show.
Even driving rain showers that came in around 4 p.m. Thursday did not away folks.
After sell-out crowds and chaos from last year’s drenching downpour that left parking lots and the festival midway a sea of mud, the crowd this year appeared ready for anything and more laid back. With direr weather forecast for Friday and Saturday and only a chance of rain on Sunday, FloydFest 13 appears headed for a good year.
Still, some have complained.
Deborah Robbins of Floyd said she paid big bucks for VIP tickets but said FloydFest wanted another $100 on top of that for a nice camping spot.
“Forget it FF,” she posted on Facebook. ” I was going to give you a chance to redeem yourself after last year’s debacle but you know what? It’s over. Never again.”
Others, however, had praise, saying the festival has rebounded well from the problems of 2013.
“I’m impressed,” said Charles Wayson of Las Vegas. “The parking was smooth this year and the nice, air-conditioned buses for transportation were very comfortable. Thumbs up from my wife and I.”