July 25, 2008 Crystal Bay Club, Crystal Bay, Nevada
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw
According to Moonalice legend, the tribe struggled for centuries to survive along the shores of Lake Tahoe. Way back then, the hills were too steep and the trees too tall to support hemp farming. And the musical clan had no place to play. And so it was for generations on end, until the white man came along and created a paradise they called Nevada. It was a large place and mostly desert, except along the shores of Lake Tahoe. And to those shores came the developers, and with them, the casinos and concert venues. The Moonalice tribe rejoiced! The nomadic clan — the bands — added Crystal Bay to every tour itinerary. The paradise state even passed a law to permit the use of hemp products for medical purposes. To the surprise of no one, the Tribe lived happily ever after.
Elsewhere in the legend, it is written that the border between chaos and confusion cuts through Lake Tahoe. If you look really closely, you cannot see it, but the legend leaves no doubt.