Load remaining images As has basically become a yearly ritual, Summer Camp Music Festival transformed into mud central on Friday. An afternoon deluge of rain created a giant mud pit covering almost every inch of the park. Nonetheless, the music continued and what ensued was a remarkable and memorable Friday.With the day starting off cooler and cloudier than Thursday, music started around noon. One of the first acts on the main stage was The Larry Keel Experience, getting some twang from Larry on guitar, wife/bassist Jenny Keel on upright bass, and Jared Pool on mandolin. During their set that brought some energetic fastgrass, it began to sprinkle a refreshing pace of rain. Appropriately, the band took it as a sign to play “Picking in the Rain” and got some Garcia numbers in there with “Russian Lullaby” during their Larry does Jerry segment. Later, they brought out Keller Williams and reprised some Keller and the Keels moments. It wasn’t long after they finished the set that the storm clouds were inching ever closer to the festival grounds. First came the announcement that music would be delayed for twenty minutes. Patrons were advised to seek shelter. As if on cue, immediately after the announcer left the Moonshine Stage, lightning flashed across the sky, followed by a massively loud crackle of thunder. Then, the rain fell, and it fell hard. It was one of those rain storms that no matter how many tarps you put around your canopy tent, you’re going to get wet regardless.The rainstorm didn’t last longer than an hour, but it was long and strong enough to cancel sets from bands such as moe., The Main Squeeze, and others, (though The Main Squeeze performed a surprise pop-up show later in the night). The festival organizers spared no effort to get the grounds back in working form. At the main stage, workers were using massive outdoor vacuums to suck up large pools of water in between the stage and the soundboard. Upon finishing, Mike Gordon was one of the first acts to resume the music.With the sun now shining brightly, Gordon’s set spanned his solo career, opening with “Face” and playing other songs like “Say Something,” “Let’s Go,” and closing with “How Many People Are You?” Gordon yielded a backlit, neon blue bass guitar. It was a fun set from the Phish bassist.Setlist: Mike Gordon | Summer Camp |Chillicothe, IL | 5/26/17Face > Traveled Too Far, Say Something, Crazy Sometimes > Peel, Let’s Go, Jones (Max Creek cover) > Tiny Little World, How Many People Are You?On the other side of the grounds, TAUK began their set. Featuring mostly newer tunes, they did invite almost all the members from the Main Squeeze on stage to help them with Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire.”Sloshing on, Umphrey’s McGee brought it for their two sets. Their first set included a segment of “Utopian Fir” and Mantis,” which both had some extended jamming. They then busted out “Abacab” by Genesis, a cover that hasn’t been played since 2011. Their second set had a very dancey “In the Kitchen” that engaged the crowd in an epic mud dance party. The band encored with a double Pink Floyd cover, with “In The Flesh” and “Another Brick In The Wall” to close the set.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Summer Camp |Chillicothe, IL | 5/26/17I: There’s No Crying In Mexico, 40’s Theme, Utopian Fir, Mantis, Abacab (Genesis cover), Make It Right, Remind MeII: In the Kitchen, Believe the Lie, Der Bluten Kat > Cut The Cable > Der Bluten Kat reprise, Similar Skin, Much Obliged, UpwardE: In The Flesh, Another Brick In The WallIf getting darker, dirtier, and grittier was preferred, Les Claypool and Primus was doing his thing over on the Moonshine Stage. He brought his brand of weirdness and the crowd thoroughly enjoyed it. Showing the oddest of images on the screen as they played, Primus highlighted their unique and indescribable sound. The crowd went absolutely crazy when they began to play “My Name Is Mud.” It was an epic moment.Friday was an absolute blast, also featuring stand-out sets from Run The Jewels, Twiddle, Manic Focus, Dumpstaphunk, and Dookie, featuring members of Umphrey’s and Aqueous performing the music of Green Day’s Dookie and other rock music.Music and mud mixed for a great time and there is plenty more of both in store for today and Sunday. You can check out photos from Friday’s festivities below, courtesy of Phierce Photo.Summer Camp | Friday | Photos by Keith Griner
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Merrick teenager has been arrested for driving while high on drugs, veering into the opposite lane of traffic and causing a head-on crash on Ocean Parkway on Tuesday night, police said.Cody Becker, 19, was driving a GMC Denali westbound west of Tobay Beach when the SUV crossed over the center median, into the eastbound lanes and struck a Honda Accord traveling in the opposite direction shortly after 8 p.m., New York State police said.The 62-year-old Oak Beach man driving the car was airlifted to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.Becker was treated and released for minor injuries at NUMC. His was not injured.Becker was charged with reckless endangerment, vehicular assault, driving while ability impaired by drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana.He will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead.
Bob McKenney knew it was going to take something perfect for Tyler Cavanaugh to go to a school other than Syracuse.The senior power forward had been an SU fan since he was young, growing up a short drive from the campus and playing high school basketball for McKenney at Jamesville-DeWitt. Something would really have to click to pull Cavanaugh away from his hometown Orange.And that’s exactly what happened on the three-star recruit’s visit to Wake Forest last weekend.‘As soon as I got on campus there, I knew it was the right spot for me,’ Cavanaugh said. ‘It just felt right. I went with my gut feeling, and my parents supported that. I just decided that Wake was the place for me.’Cavanaugh committed to the Demon Deacons Saturday, choosing Wake Forest over Notre Dame, Syracuse, Davidson and George Washington. The only other school he visited on his list was Notre Dame.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEven though the high school senior did land a spot at a power conference school, he isn’t the most hyped recruit on his high school team. Cavanaugh credits his classmate, DaJuan Coleman, with helping him gain Division-I attention and making him the player he is today. And although he’s been a Syracuse fan since childhood, Cavanaugh felt that he fit in best with the Demon Deacons, especially since he should have a chance to contribute quickly in Winston-Salem, N.C.‘I think when he looked at the recruiting classes and the players in his position on the roster that will be there in two years,’ McKenney said, ‘he sees a really great opportunity to play significantly early on.’Cavanaugh has played varsity basketball for McKenney since his freshman year and will enter his third year as a starter for the Red Rams once basketball season begins. The biggest asset for the lanky 6-foot-8 power forward is his all-around skill set.McKenney said the senior could play point guard if J-D needed him to. He was the team’s best three-point shooter last year at 41 percent. He also finished second in scoring and rebounding behind Coleman, a five-star recruit according to Scout.com.‘He’s a skilled player,’ Scout.com recruiting analyst Brian Snow said. ‘He’ll go inside, he’ll rebound. He’s got a variety of ways to score. I think he’s someone who does everything pretty well but nothing great.’McKenney said that all-around talent has been evident since Cavanaugh was in sixth grade. His dad was a two-time All-American at Hamilton College, and his father instilled the idea of being a multitalented player instead of just a big man ever since Cavanaugh was young.And that has worked out well for McKenney and the Red Rams. With the massive Coleman playing center and working the post, Cavanaugh can fill the secondary big man role or work the perimeter. The duo has helped lead J-D to four consecutive New York State championships.‘He and DaJuan play really well together,’ McKenney said. ‘Tyler’s more of a high-low presence and DaJuan’s more of an inside presence. They look for each other, and they play really well with each other.’McKenney did say that Cavanaugh’s 16 points and 11 rebounds per game from a year ago would be higher if not for the presence of Coleman. But having the big man around has been an asset for Cavanaugh as well.Coleman, a center, has been a top prospect in the Class of 2012 since eighth grade. When coaches or scouts come to watch Coleman play, McKenney said they never leave without asking about Cavanaugh, too.And although Coleman may garner more attention and hype, Cavanaugh believes playing alongside his star teammate has only helped his prospects.‘Having DaJuan around, he’d bring in those coaches as a freshman and a sophomore to watch workouts,’ Cavanaugh said. ‘Coaching is one big network, so if I get out there to one coach, by the time you know it, others know about you. And if I wasn’t going up against (Coleman) every day in practice, I probably wouldn’t be as good as I am today.’Now that he’s committed to Wake Forest, Cavanaugh can focus on bringing J-D a fifth straight state title and preparing for his freshman year with the Demon Deacons.Although he is an SU fan, he felt he couldn’t pass up the feeling he got during his visit to Wake Forest. He liked the way Demon Deacons head coach Jeff Bzdelik recruited him. He felt like part of a family with the rest of his future teammates on the visit.And while McKenney is an Orange fan himself and would have enjoyed watching Cavanaugh play at SU, he can’t help but be happy for the three-star recruit.‘I think he’s excited,’ McKenney said. ‘He felt like (Wake Forest) was just a great fit all the way around. He got along great with the players, and we’ve all been impressed with coach Bzdelik.‘The situation I think was perfect, and it was going to take something perfect for him to choose over Syracuse.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on September 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm