So being there with my daughters—and 300,000+ others—this past weekend was an electrifying experience. I know that it might seem cliché to speak/write about experiences related to music festivals, but since it's new to me, I'm gonna give it a go. Here are my thoughts:
- Chicago rocks. Period.
- Alabama Shakes rocks. Double period.
- Alabama Shakes w/ Paul McCartney is a once in a life-time experience. If you left, it's your fault. It was magical!
- Walk the Moon's guitarist split his jeans. Still played. Had a ball. A man after my own heart.
- Sam Smith can captivate any audience. And make them believe they can sing. Even if they can't, they still sound wonderful.
- Coin. An up-and-coming-band who deserves our support. So humble. And talented. And passionate. Hoping they "make it."
- Being a teacher is the worst kind of celebrity at these occasions. Trust me.
- I can eat pizza. And cheese fries. Under any circumstance.
- Being short is the best bonus. People block the sun, don't notice you, help you through crowds, and provide assistance. I love being "little."
- The stupidest thing I did at Lolla? Ran home from the train station in a lightning storm. Ignoring my science background, I was worried about my pup. Seriously, I should be fired for stupidity. Or dead.
- My daughters both have incredible taste in music. Unique, but wonderful. I'll follow them each. Learning new things along the way, any time, any place.
- I'm the luckiest woman in the world. Although Lolla didn't teach me that, it reinforced it. :)
Getting tix for next year. With my girls. Perhaps VIPs. :)