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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, July 12, 2017 1B Colorful parades are a tradition at High Photos by Mari Erin Roth Three-year-old Sage Collier from Eureka Sierra Music Festival. gets her face painted. A pair of T-rex fascinates the crowd, young and old, dancing on the grass. They were especially funny playing catch with an inflated ball. Quircus juggler Bjom Chesterman teaches the art of juggling to Village at High Sierra Music Festival on June 30. II Mari Erin Roth Staff Writer eroth@plu rnasnews.corn Fans of the big annual music festival began their pilgrimage to Quincy on Wednesday, June 28, in preparation for the festival that opened June 29. Cars and RVs lined the sweets to get a jump on receiving their admissi.on passes to choose ideal camping spots inside the fairgrounds property. Crowds flocking inside for bands performing on the Grandstand Stage filled the enclosure all the way to the back. The Saturday headliner, Trey Anastasio Band, packed in the fans with two back-to-back sets at 8 and 10 p.m. Ween was the big act Friday night and Gov't Mule closed out Sunday as the fmal band on the Grandstand Stage at 9:30 p.m. Midnight troubadour sessions were popular, filling the Mineral Building to capacity with "festies." Those late shows were included at no additional charge and provided a casual setting where members of different bands took turns in rotation playing a song of their choice. Caning on other members of the troubadour session to take his young prodigies in the Family a lead or contribute vocals was a special treat for the audience. "We heard it was a real family-friendly environment," said Racheal Smith from San Diego. She and her husband Lee brought their four young children north for the festival. "We'll be back for sure," said Racheal, as her three eldest hung suspended in a hammock. The colorful parades commenced multiple times during the day. With flags and stilted walkers, masks and costumes, the collected ensemble improved their performance with each run. First time participants got the Avalon, left, and Skyla Jones enjoy a gentle ride in a colorful hammock during a Saturday evening during High Sierra Music Festival. Photo by Victoria Metcalf II a hang of "parading" by the time the final parade ended Sunday. Publicity manager for High Sierra, Marshall Lamm, provided some early numbers: 8,500 people (including staff, volunteers, and vendors) attended the 2017 festival. Three hundred Plumas County residents took advantage of the special "locals" discount for tickets. Three trailers of ice were used and over 40,000 pounds of recyclable material were diverted from landfills. In addition, "35 kegs of kombucha were consumed," said Lamm. Last Step, Last Drop. DO YOUR PART AND USED OIL & FILTERS. DROP COUNTS! ~" Used motor oll never wears out, it just gets dirty. It can be recycled, cleaned, and used again. ~'f Used oil can be refined into base stock for lubricating oil. /~ Refined oil with an API or SAE certification label has been tested to meet the same standards as any other oil with API or SAE certification. Adve~l,~ funded by a Grant from CaiP, ecy~. Marm_.ged by Plumas County Dept. of Public Works. w# 7