Leading up to this year’s FestivALL, The RFC Flashback is leaving our chronological mode temporarily to bring you the best of our coverage of FestivALl from previous years. For the past two months we brought you all eight parts of our coverage of FestivALL 2011. This week and next, we present our slightly more sane two-part coverage of FestivALL 2012. I say “only slightly more sane” because, while we didn’t do eight shows with three hours of content in two weeks, we did manage to give you nearly two hours of FestivALL in nine days.

Included in this episode is music from Red Audio, Andy Park, Emily Burdette, The Kanawha Kordsmen and Sweet Adelines and Paul Calicoat. We are also treated to an Effects Makeup demonstration by Rob “RJ” Haddy, Charleston FX makeup guru.  Much of the show is devoted to the FestivAll Art Parade, while we finish with scenes of The East End Main Street Streetworks Art Auction and Celebration, and auctioneer Ted Brightwell.

Among the Art Parade fun you’ll see Razor Sharp Productions with Porkchop and Pig Girl, Dale Morton Studio Mascots, Zombies and ghouls from Shocka Con, The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame, The Chemical Valley Roller Girls, The Charleston Light Opera Guild and more!

We didn’t come close to making it to every cool event, but what we did capture was loads of fun. Next week in this space you will see part two of our coverage, with music recorded at the Derick Kirk Scholarship Benefit, and cool stuff from the Capitol Street Art Fair, plus even more FestivALL spectacularity.