Saturday, September 16, 2006

I'm not at ACL Fest

No, children, Mags cannot afford ACL fest this year. Mags does not have $130 for a three-day pass, plus parking, plus beer money, plus fried fatty festival food money.

Come to think of it, Mags does not sincerely have the desire to stand in the hot sun all day, potentially lugging two equally hot and cranky children who are usually only placated by more costly festival food items, or lugging an equally hot and cranky husband who is only placated by more costly festival beer items.

But would she like to see Gnarls Barkley, Son Volt, The New Pornographers, The Shins, Calexico, Nada Surf, What Made Milwaukee Famous, and Ween, were they playing in a nice, air-conditioned venue, with nice comfy chairs, for free? Oh, sure.

So, it's SNL with $6.99 Pinot Grigio tonight. And a kid with a fever; that's always good to throw into the weekend. ENVY ME, BITCHES!!!!!


Badger said...

Dude, I'm with you. I'm not there either, for all the reasons you mentioned. And also, I'm getting too old for that shit. (But not you! You're young! And pretty!)

I miss Aquafest, but if that were going on right now, I wouldn't be THERE either.

Bookhart said...

You wrote the exact same post I was planning--including the bands I WOULD see if I was there. And guess what? Your band list = my band list.

I'm consoling myself with a box o'wine.