Monday, May 13, 2013

Bottlerock 2013

I have to take a minute to say how blessed I am!

So a few months ago I heard about this festival in Napa. It was suppose to bring in thousands and thousands of people and make loads of money for the city. Some of my favorite bands would be playing there, but the problem was that it was $140 a ticket per day. So of course I gave up on the hope of going. There was no way I would be able to spend $140 on a ticket to Bottlerock when I am leaving for New York next week and then to Oklahoma. There is just no way.
So I dreamed, and looked at the band lineups and wished I could go, but I worked on being content without going, because I just didn't have the money.
The concert was a five day event and each day my coworker and I would discuss all of the bands that were playing that day, and how busy Napa must be with all of the people. One day my other coworker (who also happens to be the mother of one of my best friends) jumps in on the conversation.

"Oh my husband is working that!" She says. I remember that her husband is a police officer and would be working the concert that weekend. My jaw drops to the floor. He gets to spend five days listening to incredible music, while making money.
"I bet he can get you tickets!" Again, my jaw drops.
I try not to get to excited! These tickets are ridiculously expensive, how in the world would he be able to score us a pair of tickets. So I go about my day, trying to not get to excited over this slight possibilty of going. Then, around 5pm in the evening a get a text from my coworker.
"I scored a pair of tickets for tomorrow!" The text reads. I am sitting in rehearsal trying to contain my excitement, but a huge grin spreads across my face without even realizing it. Of course everyone is asking my what happened and I recount the details.
My friend and I were able to go to Bottlerock for FREE and see way to many good bands. It all worked out perfectly, and we even got free parking. We were sitting in the parkinglot line and a guy in the car behind us runs up to our window and hands us a free parking voucher.
So by the end of the day I had seen Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jackson Browne, Allen Stone, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Iron and Wine and Kings of Leon.

It was such a beautiful day, and I got to enjoy it with one of my best friends.
I am so blessed!!!


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