Due to the rain and lightning‚ two and half hours went by without any music before the Biscuits took the stage for their final set (one was cancelled due to time constraints). I could hear "Portal To An Empty Head" as I was walking to the stage -- it sounded fiery and intense. Later I found out that Chris Michetti was sitting in with them and ripping it up. This set really hit home about the compelling nature of the Biscuits music -- as they weaved in and out of songs‚ finding one great segment of music after another‚ throwing in fun stuff like the "Knight Rider Theme‚" and the great compositions "Basis For A Day‚" "Above the Waves‚" and "Munchkin Invasion‚" it just hammered home the point again that only bands with this much sound variation‚ improvisational spirit and material with such vivid and wild imagination could host a festival like this and have it pulled off with as much energy and lust for life. Later on‚ Girl Talk's set was moved to the tent and he gave the Biscuits a ton of props from the stage as he seemlessly coasted from one crazy mash up to the next. It felt like the camaraderie between the bands playing Camp and the Disco Biscuits hit new heights and levels of mutual respect.
The Biscuits final set was symbolic of both the weekend and band's approach to making music. Early in the set‚ the electrical storm returned. But it wasn't going to stop the Biscuits. They demanded to play and give their fans more music‚ most likely overriding the concerns of the venue and even their own crew. Seeing a bolt of lightening off in the distance while the band was raging was a surreal moment. The electricity was pouring out from the stage while hell was breaking loose on the outside. Just like their music‚ it felt adventurous‚ filled with risk taking and a hint of danger. And as much as the music is delivered with professionalism and sophistication‚ there's an underlying blast of youthful exuberance that has a one-of-a-kind contagious energy. Camp Bisco 9 was a friendly reminder to never get old. Achieved.