A Brief History of Willie Nelson's Annual 4th of July Picnic.
May 29, 2018 10:09 AM   Subscribe

Since 1973 Willie Nelson has graced country music fans with his (sorta) annual 4th of July Picnic. This is a brief, illustrated history of that picnic, which features great artists, great music, some nudity, alcohol, other substances, the increasingly rare sense of being in the center of the known universe, occasional fires, and gunplay. (SFW)
posted by Capt. Renault (5 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Rita Coolidge and Pointer Sisters
Now THAT'S an interesting ticket! I'd love to have seen that program.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:45 AM on May 29, 2018 [2 favorites]

Now I have another item for the bucket list.
posted by ShakeyJake at 11:55 AM on May 29, 2018 [1 favorite]

I love that Robert Earl Keen story about the vehicle fires at the 1974 picnic.
posted by Robin Kestrel at 1:03 PM on May 29, 2018 [1 favorite]

I went to the 1976 picnic with my high school debate partner. George Jones, Leon Russell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, lots of rain, and some 79,998 other people. I think tickets were $1.00.
posted by Ideefixe at 2:35 PM on May 29, 2018 [4 favorites]

What are you talking about. I thought I owed Texas.

No, you owe taxes, Willie. 17 million.

Aw fuck, man. Shit, I threw that party every year for free.
posted by themanwho at 5:41 PM on May 29, 2018

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