It has been six years since Pipeline Productions (creators of Wakarusa Music Festival) has been able to host a festival on the iconic Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas.
Together, with the creators of Pemberton, Ubbi Dubbi and Hangout the wait is over. Interstellar Meltdown will be held Oct 1-3 and promises to embrace and embody all of what fans have come to expect at Mulberry Mountain. It will be a multi-sensory experience like no other.
“Wakarusa”, an old Native American term meaning “ass-deep” once was used to describe the depth of a river. In more recent times it has been used to describe “the depth of experience” at the festival or more frankly, the amount of fun you can stack on an Ozark mountain. Enough to be ass deep in it.
On Saturday, the third day of Wakarusa in Ozark, Arkansas, my morning began at about 5 am when I woke in my hammock being pelted with rain. Those who were still up, roaming the campsites like zombies, seemed to enjoy the cool rain dropping from the clouds. But me? I was tired and wet. Luckily, I managed to snag a little bit more shut-eye throughout the day so everything turned out alright.
When the threat of 50 MPH winds and impending heavy rain don't get you down - you know you're in the right place. And for a lot of people, that place was Wakarusa on Friday. Luckily, the 50 MPH winds passed us by, but our day did start off with a pretty heavy amount of rain. We're used to that by now, though.Because of the rain, several shows were cancelled, including a show I was really looking forward to seeing, Rusty Shackle.