Send Me On My Way _ Penn State University
off the hook _ Rocked that town
so the weather didn't deter anyone from
Penn State this weekend - It was Alumni
weekend, Blue & White weekend and Earth Day
Rusted Root was to go on to headline the day
on the massive HUB lawn on campus at 9:45
a.m. The limo driver was even picking up
the band in Pittsburgh until 5 pm so i was
wondering if they'd get in at 8ish so i
could work w/ Liz Berlin to set her camera
and get my protocol established and let
security know who i am and what i was there
Night descended upon us and the crowd
swelled - chanting, "Rusted Root! Rusted
Root! Rusted Root! Rusted Root! Rusted Root!
Rusted Root! Rusted Root! Rusted Root! "
All types of demos were there (yeah, poor
label execs - how do you caterogize that -
from little kids, H.S., college, after
college professionals, yuppies, hippies,
jar-heads, greek system, families, gray
hairds, middle age, etc...)
The show had to be stopped four times by the
band! "Alright, alright, alright - 'cmon,
man, there are allot of lttle kids in the
front there - we appreciate your enthusiasm
but we don't want anyone injured here"
At one point, Jenn Wertz (a new mom) ran and
leaped off teh stage and rushed tha
barricade that separated crowd from stage
and she made sure this family was safe from
the "crowd tossing" and that the rowdy
students were escorted.
Yet, right on cue - the band once again
cont'd right were they left off w/ out
missing a beat.
"Okay, Michael Glabicki, stopped and began
to say, "look we're Rusted Root - we really
do appreciate and are grateful for your
enthusiasm but that crowd surfing has to
stop - we don't want anyone to get hurt and
we want you all to have a good time - being
A was video-oing up front at the stage and
from the barricade a could just see the
first few rows - off the hook - but my
assistant was working the camera at the
sound board and coming up front (thjrough
the crowd) and he and his wife so allot of
stuff including the folowing.
Two young 19 year olds taking off their
litlle stringy tank tops and bumpring and
grinding and rubbing in the wet misty rain -
cool wind - in their bras - just making out
like it was nobody's business but their own.
I have footage and interviews from all kinds
- mainly very inspired university kids.
Rusted Root is currently on tour to support
its double live CD released on its own label
Touchy Pegg (yet still gratefully able to
enjoy international distribution).