Sunday, June 13, 2010
I will be Wendy and you will be Peter Pan
I'm a Peter Pan freak.
Not so much the Disney movie version but the book and all the cute knick knacks that Peter Pan has inspired people to create, I'm in love with :]
It is Sunday now and I just completed the greatest weekend I've had in a long time!
However, this blog will not completely capture my excitement because I'm running on extreme lack of sleep.
So instead of sounding excited, there might be a romantic feel to this and it'll come seeming a lot more insightful than I originally intended.
Friday started all this. I got a phone call from Timmy who, unknown to me, was hanging out in my field dropping off equipment and getting ready for his show in Atlanta. Anyway, he called to tell me that Herbie was in Blairsville and wanted us to come get him. Herbie is a really amazing guy who drove 6 1/2 hours from Kentucky to come perform at Summerfest the following day! One of the coolest guys I've met! And he reminds me a lot of Kylewilliam from appearance to his mannerisms so I enjoyed his presence even more.
We hopped in my car, grabbed our semi-matching hats, and drove as fast as allowed to meet Herbie in Blairsville. Things were a bit awkward at first as Herbie was a lot more quiet than I initially expected.
He followed in his car back to my place where him and Timmy both dragged out their guitars and worked on a song. I sat nearby being a creeper since I'm not a musician and their musician talk was a foreign language to me.
Soon after, the wonderful Skye showed up at my house! With the gang all there, we packed up the car and headed to the wonderful city of Atlanta!
We got there a few hours early to hit up the American Apparel Flea Market at Atlantic Station. I snagged a super cute black jumper that I can't wait to wear!
Then we traveled the streets of the city since we're all small town kids and rarely get to the big ol city.
A random lady on the street complimented my outfit and it made me smile a lot. I love random acts of kindness more than most things.
Afterward, we headed to Borders and hung out among endless books and air conditioning. Herbie got a really cool Clash book that I was pretty jealous of.
Skip forward awhile and we arrive at the Wonderroot show where Timmy was set to perform that evening.
The first bands scared us a bit but Timmy began a wonderful music streak.
& I fell in love with the two bands following him.
I bought both their CDs and put them on my Ipod and have been in musical heaven ever since!
And, to end the evening off right, I hit a curb leaving the Wonderroot parking lot and knocked the skirt off my car...again.
We also got into an awesome anti-government chat on the way home to make sure I didn't fall asleep at the wheel.
We arrived home around 3am and everyone crashed at my house since we had to get up bright and early to start setting up for Summerfest.
9 am, everyone in the house is up and munching on some delicious pancakes my dad made us. The first bands showed up at 10:30 which annoyed me a bit since /no one/ bothered to tell me that they were planning on showing up early.
But all was well.
The show was really good! We had a pretty big diversity in all the performers so it was fun.
Afterward, Herbie and Chris Ryan sat in the grass and rocked out to old songs they both happened to know and the few people left over sang along to songs we recognized.
Running on 6 hours of sleep and giving 2 days in a row my all, I was pretty exhausted and everyone started to get rather fussy with each other so it was suggested that we just all went home.
Timmy and Herbie left to go find a cute diner close-by to eat at. Herbie's idea and sadly, he was unaware that we don't really have any of those around here. Especially not at 9 at night.
Mom and I went to the ever popular McDonalds.
Herbie and Timmy crashed at my house again and left around 11 this morning.
Today, I'm still fighting exhaustion since I kind of hate sleeping during the day.
I ordered two new books today and until they get here, I'm going to read "My Booky Wook" which is Russel Brand's autobiography.
I sure do love that man :]
Thank you to all the wonderful and amazing friends and people who came out and made this weekend what it was :D!
It'll be interesting to try and top this.