that's what they told us at first in '04, then they straight up evacuated the place. I drove 95 mph straight home, just barely ahead of the storm, with pitch black clouds and sky on my left, my right, and right behind me. eventually a tornado touched down about a quarter mile to my left and I watched it suck up a chunk of small town for two minutes and disappear.
when we came back the next day they said one had gone right through the campground.
I don't remember my tornado safety training very well, but I think I remember them saying that staying in your car was a bad idea. when I was spun and they told us to go to our vehicles, I felt like they had just signed everyone's death warrant. they did it at setbreak, and then they sent out Native American rain dancers, which also gave me premonitions of Jay Goldberg-sponsored death.
then again, I don't know what else they could have done. I'm sure that farmhouse doesn't have a basement big enough for 50,000 people.
where are you from that you are attending mini-fests in central illinois? I'm in Bloomington myself.
oh yeah, and Funkytown is great. I even like the Pseudo Echo synth version, which unfortunately was the first one I ever heard.