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Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival 2008

6News video: Music lovers rock on at WakFest
June 5, 2008
6News reporter Lindsey Slater checked out a few of the necessities every camper needs for Wakarusa Fest.
6News video: Musical tradition returns to downtown
June 5, 2008
A more than 30-year-old musical tradition returned to downtown Lawrence on Thursday.
6News video: Storm shuts down Wakarusa Festival
June 5, 2008
Mark Boyle reports from Wakarusa, where a severe storm has shut down the festival for the night.
Some in Lawrence still without power after thunderstorms
Wakarusa closed for night; Thunderstorm warning expires, tornado watch remains
05:16 p.m., June 5, 2008 Updated 11:08 p.m.
Power went out for about 60 people at the height of Thursday’s storm. Organizers of Wakarusa Festival have asked all attendees to leave the park, citing the severe weather.
Escalating gasoline prices compel Wakarusa fans to embrace carpooling
June 5, 2008
To drive a 1977 Volkswagen Bus from Austin, Texas, to Lawrence costs roughly $130, given today’s spirit-crushing gas prices. That’s alarming news for the typical (or stereotypical) fan of this weekend’s Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival.
Expect severe weather today
Officials worry about music fest campers amid 1974 conditions
June 5, 2008
A threat of severe weather and a possible tornado outbreak tonight has Lawrence law enforcement agencies on high alert. That’s because 13,000 people are expected to be at Clinton Lake State Park today for the fifth annual Wakarusa Festival. Many festivalgoers camp out during the four-day event at the park, which has few exits and little shelter.
6News video: WakFest preparations continue
June 4, 2008
Clinton State Park will soon become Douglas County’s second largest city.
Music festival prep continues
June 4, 2008
The tie-dye shirts are showing up in bunches. Clinton State Park will soon be Douglas County’s second-largest city. The fifth edition of the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival returns to the park Thursday through Sunday. “You get to the point (after four years) where it all seeks that common flow and things tend to go pretty well - knock on wood,” said Jerry Schecher, manager of the state park.
Wakarusa festival subject of chat
June 3, 2008
The fifth annual Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival starts on Thursday, and festival organizers and law enforcement have been working on plans for about a year. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is preparing for 13,500 guests, which would make Clinton State Park the second-largest city in Douglas County until the festival wraps up on Sunday.
6News video: Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival set to kick off
June 2, 2008
The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival kicks off at Clinton State park in just three days. But getting ready for the event is a year-long process.
Salvation Army seeking music festival volunteers
June 2, 2008
The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to work four-hour shifts Thursday through Monday at the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival to raise money for the ongoing work of the Lawrence Salvation Army. Volunteers must be at least 16 and are needed to replenish paper towels and toilet paper around the festival and to serve as cashiers for showers.

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