Farewell to FloydFest


When my story and photos of FloydFest 13 appear in Thursday’s edition of The Floyd Press, my coverage of the annual summer festival ends after a decade of coverage.

The end comes at my own choice.  My increasing physical limitations make it more and more difficult to trek around the 80 acre site and a found 10 years is long enough to cover one specific event.

In the 1970s, I covered pretty much the same length of the annual summer Mississippi River Festival on the campus of Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville just across the river from St. Louis.

FloydFest was mostly fun and an enjoyable event to cover in photography and video but all good things eventually come to an end.

Best of luck to those involved in FloydFest and I hope the next person to cover the event for area media can have some new ideas on coverage.


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  1. Doug, I used to hit the Mississippi River Festival all the time when I lived in So. Illinois. I remember seeing the Who, Grand Funk Railroad, Chicago, Ike and Tina Turner, and many other great acts. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

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