“Britches” is the classic fan turned go-getter merch guy story. Steve caught his first UM run in 1999 at the fabled Dead Creek Campground. Umphrey’s musical intellect and metal edge drew him in and after several Michigan ragers, he realized it was futile to resist. Volunteering as much as possible with the MIDWESTpeeps team landed him behind the merch booth full-time. Britches “there’s always a solution” attitude has earned him maximum respect inside the UM camp. Now go buy a shirt.