1 Proteus 3 years ago . This thread is devoted to coverage of the 2010 Guitar Geek festival, which Deke has graciously allowed me to cover for the GDP. There will be pics, reportage, and audio and video files. Expect not only additional posts, but changes to existing posts as I get the material up. It's a work in progress. Guitar Geek is a skinny-dipping dive into the deep end of pure guitar culture – but it's not a question of sink or swim, because you can just lay back and float the music. Imagine a room bustin' at the seams with people (I'd say "guys," but there were a lot of women) who know the difference between a Bigsby butterknife and a Merle Travis handle. The music ranged from Rachmaninoff to 1917 blues through all of western swing, honky tonk, blues, jazz, surf – and TWANG – with stopoffs for Hawaiian slack key, space groove futuresteel, and the Ramones. Plus Deke's portable guitar museum of guitars and amps you pretty much never see in the flesh, Sponge Bob Spare Pants singing Journey and Styx, Crazy Joe's Evil Electric Ukelele, and 17 electric 12-strings playing "Hey Electric 12-string Band, Can You Play in Tune for Me." Sound wacky? Tongue may frequently be in cheek, but the players are serious, and it's all real live guitar magic. The day would have been full without Duane's set – but it was far more than the icing on the cake. It will have been the first time many in the room heard The Twang live, and the effect was instant and galvanizing, like being connected to the dynamo. Awesome is a word that gets tossed around pretty sloppily, but I don't think anyone who was there would deny it applies. And on with the show. The schedule: . The stage, and a couple views of the ballroom decor, which was Early Guitar Kitsch Manic.