Deutschtown Music Festival Preview (Pt. 1)


THIS FRIDAY PITTSBURGH’S BIGGEST MUSICAL FESTIVALS RETURNS TO TOWN. WE’LL HEAR FROM ONE OF THE BAND IN A MOMENT. BUT ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS IS HERE. SUCH AND EXCITING TIME. AND WE’RE HEARING ABOUT FESTIVALS ALL OVER AND WE HAVE A BIG ONE RIGHT HERE IN TOWN. WE HAVE A HUGE ONE. AS OF TOMORROW, 221 BANDS AND 37 STAGES. HOW YOU DO IT ALL? YOUR POSITION IS CHOOSE THE BANDS THAT WILL PEOPLE AND HOW IN THE EARTH DO YOU SELECT THEM? A TALK ABOUT TAKING A BUNCH MUCH CATS AND PUTTING THEM IN ELBOW AND TRY TO GET THEM OUT T IS LIKE A THOUSAND PEOPLE. OUR OUR DRUMMER IS SICK AND NOW WE CAN MAKE IT AND NEED A BACKUP. THEY’LL BE PERFORMING WHERE? ALL OVER. FRIDAY NIGHT WE START FROM 5:00 P.M. AND GO TO 2:00 A.M. AND SATURDAY IT IS 11:00 A.M. WE KICK OFF AT THE PARK STAGE. AND THEN WE GO TO 2:00 A.M. THEY’RE IN BARS, OUTSIDE. THAT ARE MOBILE AND WALK AROUND. SO THERE ARE 35 STAGES. AND YOU EXPECT 20,000 PEOPLE? 20,000 PEOPLE. WE WORK ON VOLUNTEERS. SO HOPEFULLY YOU’LL BE VOLUNTEERING. THERE’S ALMOST NO WAY TO TELL. THE CROWDS DO GET LARGER EVERY YEAR. AND THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE HERE. IF YOU’RE INTO BLUES OR ALTERNATIVE, ROCK. WE HAVE EVERYTHING. IT IS MAINLY — THIS IS CORE — GOOD TO ALLEGHENY CENTER BREWERY AND YOU’LL KNOW. AND YOU WANT TO EXPAND THE KID AREA. IS THIS A FUN FAMILY EVENT. YES. IF THE BAND IT PLAYING IN THE BAR, DON’T TAKE THE KIDS IN. THE OUTSIDE STAGES, ESPECIALLY PARK STAGE WHERE LIKE HALF MOON WILL BE PLAYING. THERE ARE A LOT OF ACTIVITIES GOING ON. AND THE CITY OF PLAY IS THERE, FACE PAINTING AND FOOD TRUCKS. BRING YOUR KIDS DOWN T IS GREAT. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE FOOD T IS IMPORTANT — FOOD. IT IS IMPORTANT. MANY OF THE BARS AND THE KITCHENS WILL BE OPEN. BUT WE HAVE IN THE MAINE STAGE WE HAVE FOOD TRUCKS AND FOOD TENTS AND BEER TENTS. ANYTHING THAT YOU NEED. BEER TENTS TOO. LOCAL BREWERIES? I THINK WE’RE BEING SPONSORED ICE LIGHT. DON’T QUOTE ME ON THAT. I WORK WITH THE BANDS. THAT IS GREAT. OVER 200. DO YOU INSPECT THAT TO GO UP OR DOWN? — DO YOU EXPECT THAT TO GO UP OR DOWN? WE MAY HAVE A COUPLE ADDED. BUT 221 BANDS AS OF THIS MORNING. AND YOU’LL HAVE SHUTTLE BUSES? YES. IT — WE’LL HAVE TWO SCHOOL BUSES GOING FROM THE NORTH SIDE PARKING LOT. THEY WILL SUCCUMB FRANCE ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT. WHERE IS THAT? JUST GUEST OFF 28 AND IT IS RIGHT THERE. AND THAT IS WHY CODY WALTERS STARTED THIS FESTIVAL IN 2013 AS A CIVIC DUTY TO HIGHLIGHT THE NEIGHBORHOOD. AND IT HAS GONE BANANAS. I LOVE IT IS FREE. I THINK IT IS AMAZING TO SEE THAT MUCH LIVE MUSIC. I HAD HOW ARE YOU GOING COME DOWN AND CHECK OUT EVERY ONE. AND SOME PEOPLE MAP OUT THE BANDS THAT THEY WANT TO SEE. I JUST GO AND LET IT HAPPEN. NEED TO RELAX AFTER PLANNING ALL OF IT. IF YOU COME DOWN, I’LL HAVE A BEER WITH YOU. SOUND GOOD. COMING UP, WE’LL HEAR FROM ONE OF THE 200 PLUS BANDS