Friday, December 19, 2008


1. THANK YOU all so much for your support during my hair trauma episode. It means more than you know. really. Love all of you!

2. On to more EXCITING Things...

This past July 4th weekend I went to my first music festival (I told you I was part hippie) at it was AMAZING. I can't say enough good things about it, but in sum, it was one of the best vacations I've ever had. I'll give you the annotated story of the trip.

If you don't know what a music festival is, here is a brief summary-
Basically a bunch of people (like 10,000) camp out for four or five days and drink and party all day and night. There are generally over 100+ bands over the four or five days to see and some trippy side events as well.

So, I saw an add on line last winter for Rothbury- a concert featuring Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, and even B's favorite band The Disco Biscuits (plus a hundred or so others). I was immediately hooked because I LOVE ME some Dave! So, I convinced B (a music festival veteran) to go and over the next few months the line up got even better. I'd list all the bands I loved, but that may be boring to some of you!

The festival was in Michigan and we live on the East coast. So, B and I packed our camping gear up and drove all night and headed out to Michigan where the land is flat and the air is beautifully clean. We met one of his best friends out there who currently lives in Colorado. We set up our camp site (beer pong table and easy up included) and got to drinking! And the next five days could never have been better. I still can't put words into how awesome the whole trip was, especially the Dave concert. B and I stood really close to the stage and danced the whole time. Those few hours, were by far, the best hours of my life. Dave was AMAZING, the crowd was crazy and it was just ALL FUN. After the show I used words like "shredded his guitar" and those are words I never ever use. That, is how good it was. After we got back I downloaded the soundboard from the show and put it on my ipod. When I run to those songs, I get so happy I can barely keep myself from dancing. (Sometimes I play "air drum" while running, which probably looks more like "air seizure").

Although Dave was certainly the highlight, the whole thing was amazing. I saw some great bands that I'd never seen before. I took over 500 pictures on the trip of some of the craziest things i have ever seen. (My old icon--of that odd pumpkin thing, was from Rothbury, and was only one of many very odd sights).

Anyways, the site for Rothbury 2009 has been under construction for the past few weeks and I am addicted to checking it daily- crazy hungry for the lineup for this year. This is all the sight says now. AHHHHHH! I can't even contain my excitement for what this year is going to bring.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel like a kid at Christmas (hm, that seems appropriate?) Maybe, for this Christmas, I want Rothbury to list their line up for this year!


Mrs. Stilettos said...

Tehehehe!! How exciting!! Will it always be the same time and the same place??

Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers said...

Umm SO MANY of my college friends were into this... I love hippies, and I am one on the inside.
This sounds a lot like Bonaroo - have you been to that one?

Cocaine Princess said...

I enjoyed reading your blog.

You look great in your new haircut!

Miss Anne said...

You're so cute!

My brother is in LOVE with Dave and goes to Rothbury every year!!

Heard it's a blasty blast!

The Pink Tutu said...

Hi there. Thanks for the congrats, that's so cool you had the Angelina Ballerina doll too. Sounds like the trip was great! Happy Friday!

Anonymous said...

You're welcome!
Good idea with the top that's work-y but still fun... Hmmm...


jamie said...

Since you air-drum while running, you would love the new air-drummer movie.


AngieS said...

By the way...we got totally caught up in leaving a comment to tell you how much we love your hair, and didn't notice your nice reference to us on your blog yesterday....thank you for that!

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

Your hair is adorable! I know how you feel about stalking the website, my friends and I go to the country equivalent of Rothbury and we've been waiting for the lineup...Hope you find out soon!

Melanie said...

I LOVE DMB. I've seen them 4 times, and I just found out they're coming to Nashvill in April so I'll soon be buying tickets again.