Thanks to the austin chronicle random horoscopes via gemini's this past weeks.
Jack Kerouac: 30 Cool Tips
I'm still recovering. Have a good amount of bruises [Thanks to the Del the funkee homosapien merch box]
I finally got to see and experience the following artists.
Band of Horses
Iron and Wine
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
DAVID MF BYRNE
The Swell Season
Eli 'Paperboy' Reed & the True Loves
Jenny Lewis [solo]
Band of Heathens
Yes, I caught MGMT, The Black Keys, City and Colour, Starts, Del, and others. But that list consisted of acts I'd never seen before.
Did anyone else notice Adele didn't show?
I wonder why it wasn't announced earlier.
All in all it was a fantastic experience.
Friday. Traci and myself met up with Bukue1 [del's tour mgr] picked up the merch and had them follow us to the park. After a couple hours, finally getting Del right to the stage 20 minutes before he had to go one. eek.
But it happened and it was a damn good show! Plus, being able to watch from the backstage was nice.
We then head to the park and try to meet up with friends, watch some shows, check out the VIP lounge, and so forth.
VIP was great. Once we got a system down, free booze and food is always great.
Again, thanks to Roxwel for that.
End the night leaving before The Mars Volta. I know they are amazing, but a] I've seen them live and b] had to make it down to Mohawks for the rolling stone afterparty. Get in and finally catch austin locals, Belaire and Voxtrot. Good stuff. Then catch the cool kids, which I was so excited about, since I missed their last Austin stop. Good show. Good times. Got home at a decent hour.
Saturday do all of the above plus after the show we had Sailor Jerry Promos, which went awesomely!! The crowd was large early on in the bars due to ACL, so it totally worked out.
Sunday, gear myself up for one more day. Survive it with a slight drunken emotional fit [trust that it came and went very quickly] and enjoyed the Foo Fighters with my favorite people ever.
The walk back to the car was beyond sucky, mainly due to the fact that I had an entire box of leftover Del merch on top of my head, since it was so crowded. Walking out of the festival with that shit sucked. True story.
But I survived and I guess I got a nice work out.
Whatever. it's over. *sigh of relief*
But what sucked is that I was so drained from the weekend, I opted out of the Cut Copy show last night.
And I was informed that one had never seen the crowd at emo's get down like it did.
But rest was definitely needed and I had to work on Sailor Jerry recaps/photos. Momma needs to get paid.
I believe the only thing we have this week, promo wise is another installment of the Sailor Jerry Dart Tournament.
Handing out the same swag to the winners, so it'd be a good thing to be there.
Plus free rum.
enjoy the free stuff!!!! trust me. take full advantage.
Ok, kids I'm off the pay the bills.