If I were to document every part of my life (it’s kind of a surprise that I don’t already), you would see that my life is… a little bizarre. The subject is true; this past weekend is the second time I went to FFF Fest for free (for those Bridesmaids fans: fo’ free). The first time I attended was because of my lovely friend Hanners. She won a pair of tickets from our favorite music blogger and she ended up inviting me. It was great. It was my first time at the fest and I actually found it more enjoyable than ACL.
Sidebar: There is an increasing number of people that I have talked to who agree that ACL is stressful. I don’t know what it is, it just stresses us out.
So the second time, this past weekend, it was pretty much luck and good timing. Long story short, a gem of a lady who I call Jen-Jen graciously gave me her 3-day pass because she had too many things due the following week. She offered me her ticket you guys, even when I told her I couldn’t pay for it. What a gem, huh? I had some doubts of going because I felt guilty for taking the ticket for free and well, technically I had a few things due myself. After careful consideration and because she thought I’d put it to the best use- I accepted it.
I went by myself and I regret nothing.
Notable performances that I will probably gush about on my music blog would be: The Head and The Heart, Why?, The Octopus Project, and Explosions in the Sky (especially Explosions).
I love FFFF because it brings every type of person together in one place. You get to wear bandanas and fannypacks without judgment (often at the same time and with a mustache). Also, approaching strangers is a thing at this fest apparently (I was approached quite a few times but maybe it was because I looked cool with my bandana). The venue is smaller but so is the crowd. You don’t feel apprehensive about getting out of the mosh pit you somehow got yourself into. The sound is also a step up from ACL’s in my personal opinion. When Explosions in the Sky played their set, you heard nothing else but the rumbling and crashing of percussion and guitar strings leaving you with no regrets of post-ringing-ears syndrome.
I was nervous about going by myself but it “ain’t no thang”. You do whatever you want, you sing as loud as you want, you make others feel uncomfortable whenever you want.
I suppose I’m in good company when I have friends offering me tickets to see and experience something as incredible as Fun Fun Fun Fest. But it is a challenge to remind myself this. Being thankful and embracing what is put in front of me is difficult because doing the opposite, being pessimistic is easier. But today I choose to give thanks because what a waste if I chose the latter.
Dear Jen-Jen, you are an incredible human being. Reading my tweet and then offering me your 3-day pass- are you insane? Answer: Yes…insanely amazing. I had such great time; my mind was constantly blown by the experiences that I had, not to mention the thought of how you gave me your ticket so selflessly. Thank you for thinking of me and others always. We’re having lunch/dinner soon, Thu-sponsored! xx