I don't know how many of you have built stages in your backyard... but I hope that I may hold some kind of record, because this is the third one I have put up... the other two having collapsed in the most unlikely, freakish circumstances (mostly owing to unlikely, freakish snowstorms, I mean in the Northeast, how could you expect that?) but this one is here to stay, I swear.
Once it's done, I plan to dredge out the ancient pond behind it that's reverted to swamp, in the background, and use the dredgings to construct a putting green beyond, so you'd see its reflection in the water. Not that I am a golfer or anything, I just think it would be too cute-- a stage, out in the middle of nowhere on a dead end road, with a pond and golf course. One would have to be dreaming, or most likely, mad!
Speaking of outdoor stages in Petersburgh, NY, reminds me of sitting
under trees on a hillside above a small
stage at the Fox Hollow Festival in the mid-70's. At night the lights showed off
the light green color of the underside of leaves while the sound of Celtic harp,
acoustic guitar, fiddle and soft voices
wafted through the trees. Nirvana!
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Build a stage and your players will come...a good recipe for creating the right karmic pre-conditions, often it may only be animals and natural sounds, but you'll be able to host your own 'house concerts'...this particular house being the natural outdoor amphitheatre.
Many people think of environmentalism as a 20th C thing, but they're late to the party....
To me this harks back to the spirit of Dick Gaughan and his "Redwood Cathedral" album, particularly the song 'Muir and the Master Builder':