The Illinois Times this week features a great article on Dumb Fest, which if you can believe it kicks off here at Black Sheep tomorrow night. The issue of The Illinois Times came out today, and the article takes more of an in depth look at the planning behind this year’s festival, including road blocks and community members stepping up after festival organizer Brian Galecki has ended up in the hospital for the past couple of weeks with a collapsed lung (he is out as of yesterday). The Illinois Times also talks directly to George Sinclair and Kyle Ratliff. From the article:
One positive byproduct of Galecki’s illness is that it is forcing other members of the scene to take ownership, a prospect that Ratliff sees as both intimidating and exhilarating. “It’s really a beautiful thing, everyone stepping up, making CDs, making flyers, printing out handbills, promoting as much as we can and getting the grounds of Southtown up to snuff so we can host 50 bands. It’s stressful but I think all of us are working toward that moment where it’ll be like, hey, we can actually do this. We’ve got this!”
Check out the full article online right here, or pick up a copy of The Illinois Times at different locations around town for the next week. Check out our Dumb Fest 4-Ever page for more info on the fest right here.