The TuckFest was truly a mellow, Sunday afternoon, family friendly event. Labeled at the gate as smoke free, it wasn't until the Stringduster's second set we noticed some younger people ignoring the prohibition while they heedlessly stood or danced in front of the stage, blocking the vision of may people sitting or sprawled behind them. I also learned that there's a new kind of flask, made of some kind of foil, that can be sneaked into venues without detection, despite the fact there was plenty of beer for sale within the site. The sound was very good, reaching to all corners of the spread out site. Vendors sold a variety of water gear and a Grill provided food. I think there was also a table waited terrace just in front of the main building.
There were lots of children and dogs at the event. The children were having a good time. Dogs however, particularly those near the front, appeared overwhelmed by the intensity of the sound and the crowd. We saw one small terrier trying desperately to close his ears and pull his owner away from the noise. Other dogs were nervous and uncomfortable as the crown surged around them. Dog tempers were on edge, and some owners were much more concerned with enjoying the music than caring for the welfare of their charges, canine or human. We saw only two children with any kind of ear covers, although we know the damage high decibel levels can cause to people's, particularly young people's, ears. One infant in front papoose carrier was directly in front of the speakers. As I stood close to take some photos, the resonance of the bass speakers pulsed through me. I had a choice of whether to be there or not, and I didn't stay long.