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Funhouse Fest delivers the fun

Funhouse Fest delivers the fun

WILLIAMSBURG — Concertgoers waiting to enter Funhouse Fest late Friday afternoon before the gates opened seemed to each have a story about Bruce Hornsby.

The crowd had arrived early, hoping to snag ideal lawn seats for Williamsburg's three-day music festival that kicked off Friday evening on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

Williamsburg's native son, the Grammy-award winner Bruce Hornsby, had brought his friends Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder along with him, and those waiting were excited for the show.

Gene Johnson, 71, recounted a conversation he once had with Hornsby's father:

"His dad told me, 'The best investment I ever made was...