August 1, 1998:

The H.O.R.D.E arrived for what would be the last time at Montage Mountain Performing Arts Center on a sunny summer day in August.
A smaller than usual crowd was on hand for a day filled with music from acts including Blues Traveler, Barenaked Ladies, Alana Davis, Paula Cole and Ben Harper. Other groups that performed were Conehead Buddha, Spoon and Gov’t Mule.
Some festival-goers were happy with the turnout of 6,000 at the venue. Tiffany Deal told a Scranton Times reporter “less people means there’s more room to dance.” Another concert-goer, Cory Gerson, said of the low turnout, “Oh well, it’s their loss. The sun is shining, the music’s playing, and my best friend is here with me. That’s all I need right now.”
Horizons of Rock Developing Everywhere or H.O.R.D.E., organized by the band Blues Traveler, made two previous stops at Montage Mountain in 1994 and 1997. The first H.O.R.D.E. festival took place in summer of 1992.

In 1994, the H.O.R.D.E. took the mountain on Saturday, Aug. 27. That year some 3,800 people heard the music of Blues Traveler, the Allman Brothers Band, Big Head Tood and the Monsters, Dave Matthew Band, Big Mountain, Pride and Glory, Ugly Americans and Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies.
As the festival was rocking, the skies above wanted to get in on the rock ‘n’ roll and a thunderstorm sprang up during Big Head Todd’s set. Some festival-goers took refuge in the lodge at the venue, while others braved the storm in their ponchos. The storm passed and Big Head Todd took back to the stage followed by the Allman Brothers.
In addition to the music, the crowd also was treated to the Jimi Hendrix Exhibition. The traveling exhibition came to Montage from the Woodstock ‘94 concert that took place on Aug. 12-14 at Saugerties, New York.

Rain and cool temperatures didn’t dampen the attitudes of the over 7,000 fans who attended the H.O.R.D.E.’s next visit to Montage on August 20, 1997. That year, the festival brought the music of Beck, Ben Folds Five, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Blues Traveler, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Toad the Wet Sprocket and The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones.
Besides the music, those in attendance also were able to check out the H.O.R.D.E. marketplace, which featured demonstrations of the internet and Neil Young’s miniature train displays.
The organizers of the H.O.R.D.E. festival decided to fold up the tents of their traveling show for good at the end of the 1998 tour.