Sorry for the delay! It’s been a busy coupe of weeks shifting into all my new schedules. And I already have a test next week! And I’m having to go to work (4 hours) extra for obligatory training. So blogging has been low on my priority list. But I’m waiting to go into work for an hour–so here it is:
We didn’t get tiks for Saturday. Because they’re too expensive, we’d be too tired and dirty, and the crowd is over the fratty line for us.
We woke up at our secret camping spot (feathers) which is a GORGEous location to wake up and I’m not sure why so many people pay big bucks to party on top of each other, when this is a few miles away, quiet, FREE and relatively empty (4 caps Friday night) but I’m glad they don’t. It’s lovely to have it to ourselves. I ran my obligatory mile. I didn’t notice anything awry on the way out of the camp site, other then loose gravel on the road that was a little slippy for my liking. But on the way back, I found that it was UPhill all the way. And against the wind. Needless to say, I got my sweat on. But it was one of the most beautiful runs ever, overlooking a canyon with bay salt walls, with windmills in the distance.
We take pictures at this beautiful scene each year we attend the concerts. But I should have done it before my run, because I look sweaty and windblown and none of the pics are suitable for Facebook. Then, we ate more of our wonderful snacks and smoothies on the way to River Road where Cool’s friend lives. We had wanted to visit her for several years, but 2.5 hours proves to be a bit too far for school, and 2 different work schedules to manage. Mostly, we’re locked in Spokompton–which is why this summer was special with only a few hours of my time scheduled and just Cool’s job to work around. Anyway, we did plan on seeing Cool’s school pal this time. I was excited for a shower, Cool was excited to go to the lake and sleep in a real bed. And we were ready for a BBQ (having brought brats, dawgs, and chips from home). But our host had a migraine and was out of commission.
Which ended up working out OK, because we were tired, and recovering from our fight from the night before. So we showered, napped, watched TV (we’re now hooked on “Criminal Minds” on Netflix) and vegged out all day. But then our host’s father (who was supposed to BBQ) needed stitches so those plans were also off. But Cool’s friend started feeling a little better. I had asked Cool when we arrived at 10AM if she had her pills, and she said she didn’t. Cool finally LOOKED to see if she brought some Rx migraine pills, and turns out she did, so her friend got a pill around 4PM. We got to chat a little, and went to bed relatively early, missing Saturday’s concert as planned.
And of course (as is our luck), fans are calling Saturday the best show of 2014. The setlist we’d die for occured. Here’s some stats from AntsMarching:
= 16.7% Away From the World
= 4 star rating
= rarest song is Rapunzel
= rarity 7 of 42 summer concerts; overall = 26.32
= 20% Remember Two Things
= 4.5 star rating
= rarest song is So Much to Say-Too Much tease-into Halloween!
= rarity of 8 of 42 summer shows; overall = 24.76
= 21.7% Under the Table and Dreaming
= 4.5 star rating
= rarest song is Loving Wings or Steady As We Go (played once during the summer tour)
= rarity of 2 of 42 summer shows; overall = 26.19
I have no complaints about our setlists, but you always want what you don’t have I guess. I had put “So Much to Say”-tease-closer on my setlist wishlist and that would have been amazing to see. And obviously, we were devastated Brandi did a duet with Dave (only on this night). I heard rumors Brandi did a meet & greet Saturday. Of course. Because that’s my luck. If we had gone Friday and Saturday, this would have occurred Sunday. If we had gone all 3 days, it wouldn’t have happened at all.
But we got clean and rested and did some visiting Saturday so we had a good time and didn’t yet know what we had missed. Next up–Sunday, the final concert!