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Blogging Live from Wakarusa 2012: Opening Day 

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Festivities were fully underway yesterday with the first band, War Chief, kicking off at noon in the Backwoods Stage. With so many outstanding acts, it was not always easy for fans to choose where to be and what sounds to immerse themselves in, but it’s hard to go wrong. The weather was overcast and cool for the morning, offering fans a chance to explore without the heat glaring down on them. Most of the 4-day attendees have arrived overnight and begun to form neighborhoods in the main venue camping area. My day started with a leisurely tour around the perimeter of the festival, which is a circuit surrounding the main camping area. This year the entrance to the Revival & Outpost tents is through the same gateway as the Main Stage, which makes it easier to travel from act to act and sample the sounds. I meandered through the art structures and giant puppets on display and listened to ALO play their first time slot until it was time for my first band interview with Rubblebucket.