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Friday, February 20, 2004 -- McHenry, MD
Wisp Tubes of Fire Mountain Reggae Fest (iPO Event Id#: 5934)
Story and photos by Julie Black and Jason Black

[Details] [Coverage] Pictures: [Set 1] [Set 2]

Wisp Tubing
This is so awesome!
The Tubes of Fire Mountain Reggae Fest at Wisp at Deep Creek Resort took over the whole mountain on Friday night. The place was rocking with live music pumping at the lodge from authentic reggae band, Mama Jama, and the best of today's hits could be heard at the Bear Claw Tubing Park with DJ JonnyRock. A great crowd gathered at both places, and Wisp provided shuttle vans that would take tubers back and forth from one party scene to the other.

Over at Bear Claw Tubing Park the races began as excited teens, lots of families, and kids of all ages flew down the tubing lanes from 6:00 PM to Midnight. DJ Johnny Rock kept the free prizes and fun games flowing while providing some excellent tubing tunes. The bonfire was toasty, the yurts were a glow, and the tubing lanes were fast and fun!

Wisp Tubing
DJ JonnyRock knows how to get the party started
But the party didn't end there, because over at Wisp's newly renovated lodge the band Mama Jama was getting the place to jam. The place was full and festive as the lead singer weaved his way in and out of the crowd of happy dancers. The lodge was also the place to get the BBQ dinner (which was included with the night's festivities.) What an awesome spread of BBQ pork and chicken, hamburgers, red potato salad, BBQ beans, desserts, and the list goes on and on. (I have to add that my husband and I ate so much of that tasty food that we both opted to walk back over to the tubing park because we were so full.) Thumbs up to the Wisp cooking crew, that food was delicious!

There were also cash bars available at both places, so that Mom and Pop could enjoy a cold one if they wanted to. What a perfect way to end a great day on the slopes. The reggae party was a total family affair. What with the unlimited tubing, fabulous food, awesome band and DJ, and one flat rate for the entire thing, this was certainly a great deal for everyone.

Wisp Tubing
Hanging out with friends!
I've been to most of the special events that Wisp has hosted this year, and let me just say that they go above and beyond with all of the extras that they put into something special like this. It's an absolute "hoot" every time. It's kid friendly, but there are also perks for the adults, and the food is always really good. So with that said, it's time to remind you that Wisp has more coming up, because winter is not over yet!

Coming Up...
WinterBlast!, sponsored by Coca-Cola, is going on from Saturday, February 28th to Sunday, March 7th. This week long event includes the infamous pond jump, cardboard boxcar derby, Mason/Dixon Mid-Atlantic Snowboard Series Regional Finals, Maryland Governor's Cup, The Wisp Cup, not to mention lots of food and beverage specials. We hope to see you there.