I wanted to have Tom Coolidge open the festival this year instead of his traditional Saturday afternoon set. Tom is a very “organized” man and a good influence on me. I can always use a bit more structure as long as there is no strictness. Tom and I have sort of built a traditions of coming up with an idea a short time before he starts and finding people to play along up to the last minute. This year his idea at 6:45 was what if we have four percussionists. Seemed like a good idea to me, we started at 7:05 just off schedule.