This year's party was by far the biggest ever! We had attendees from Georgia, Tennessee, the Carolinas, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Quebec, Maryland, PA, NY, NJ and all over New England! Everyone partied the nights away on Friday and Saturday at the mansion and spend the gorgeous snow free weekend out exploring with new and old friends. We even had a sneak peak pre-screening of the upcoming UE documentary "The State Boys".
On the shore of the Susquehanna river sits acre upon acre of rolling rural land. It is here that more than 50 of the craziest serial trespassers, explorers, photographers, artists, and revelers converged for a 4-day festival. Attendees caught up with old friends and met new ones, partied by the river, shot off fireworks, drank keg beer, blew shit up with napalm and firearms, and somehow still survived to tell the tale.
Explorers from all over the Eastern United States along with Canada attended this 3 day event in Frederick, MD. Some explored while some just saw the many museums that DC has to offer. A great time was had by everybody there. Got to meet great new explorers and see old ones again. And nobody was arrested while exploring this time!
This was the sequel to the DC Meet Up that was held earlier in the year where so much fun occurred that it just had to be done again. There were many return attendees and a few new ones with a total of about 30 people at one point. Attendees arrived from - Canada ( Winnipeg, MB ) - New Jersey - New York - Pennsylvania - Tennessee - Massachusetts - Virginia - Maryland - Georgia - Mississippi - North Carolina It should be noted that Corley and Cossette were the most awesome host and F/Rox is a great meet up location.
There was incredible diner made on Friday night by Discount Ninja and Yield and the fridge was never empty of cold adult beverages. Saturday was spent exploring various locations in the area after the group split up to go to different places. Saturday night involved a group of about 15 of us having dinner at Golden Corral and then off to watch UFC fights and hockey playoffs at a sports bar. Then it was back to F/Rox Party Central where the evening continued to be "nothing but a good time". A few people left on Sunday but the activities continued on over the Memorial Day holiday.
The 7th annual ChestFest was renamed to CorleyFest: The Final Ride of the Sparkly Helmet in honor of explorer Steve Corley. On the shore of the Susquehanna River, explorers from around the country gathered to throw a huge party, and "Make something cool happen." As per usual, there were many big booms and explosions around the campfire. Eventually the cops were called...and they joined in the party too!