The Blackfoot Boogie was a huge party on the Blackfoot River featuring a line-up of many local bands. Held one Saturday each summer during the early 1970s, they were organized by Bill Stoinoff, owner of the Joint Effort, a Missoula head shop. Starting around 1970 the parties were advertised sparsely on posters that said they were to be held at the “usual place” i.e. Red Rocks in Johnsrud Park. All were held there except the last one in 1977. (1976 was skipped owing to The Rainbow People’s presence in the area that year). The 1975 event featured a dozen local bands on the east side of the river, with the audience, many of whom were nude, on the west bank. A man would canoe attendees back and forth over the water for the price of one beer. Cars were parked for miles down the road. The 1977 party, ostensibly celebrating the 10th anniversary of Bill’s high school graduating class for permitting purposes, was held at Harper’s Lake Fishing Access at the junction of Highways 200 and 83. Mission Mountain Wood Band was one of the acts. One could spot Bill deep in the back recesses of his big black 1947 Buick as he was chauffeured about the event. If one knew him or was just lucky, he or she would be invited inside for a ride and some – ucchhhah! – refreshments. After the 1977 event, a permit could no longer be obtained owing to the massive size of the crowds. In 1980, Bill hosted the last of his big parties up on the reservation near Ronan. That one was called The Full Moon Festival, and was much like the Boogies, save for the fact it was not on the Blackfoot River.