My son and his girlfriend will be coming down with me for this now too. All tix bought during the early, early bird discount, yay. I'm really looking forward to this whole fest, and to meeting all you forumers.
As for Penn's Peak the night before... I'm debating that show myself. I really shouldn't, as it's a 2-hour drive and I don't want to be tired for the fest the next day, plus his setlists don't change up much, plus I just saw him in Hagerstown, and I really can't afford all these tickets, lol. On the other hand, I don't know if I can pass up a Penn's Peak show because it's such an awesome venue (especially in the summertime because you can dine out on the terrace overlooking the valley), plus his set at the fest might be shorter than normal (anyone have any insight here?), plus a friend of mine up there will likely be there. Now if they would end up adding a Harrisburg show too, that might keep me away from Penn's Peak, I don't know. So that one is wait & see for me right now.