BOTTLE ROCK RECAP CONTINUES…
Friday [Day 2]: Tim and I arrived at the fairgrounds ready to rock n roll! After securing our wristbands we made a beeline to the Miner Stage to catch Blues Traveler.
Oh yes, we were sporting our Highway 29 club tees. Like bosses.
John Popper plays the harmonica like WHOA!
Everyone was dancing and having a great time during their set – they kept it cool. Lots of VIPs that couldn’t get into the VIP section so they hopped the fence – one lady fell backwards and smacked her head on the gates when trying to sneak in! After the rousing set, we headed to the Whole Foods garden for dinner and The Shins.
Tim and I had to take a lap around the tents and try to decide what we should eat! SO MANY GOOD CHOICES. In the end, I went with La Condesa (STREET CORN, PEOPLE! STREET CORN.) and ordered the chicken tacos and street corn. Timmy’s favorite part: free pork tacos. Some yahoo didn’t come back for his tacos they gave them to me – Tim scored big.
Next year: more seating, please! Took forever to score a spot at a table. Major props, though, on the screen located in the garden – it was streaming the WillPower stage show!
After the grub, we caught the last three songs from The Shins at the WillPower stage. Judging rightly, we headed as close as we could to the front and assumed we could shove closer for The Black Keys.
I’m sorry, Shins fans. They were boring. I like a few of their songs (3, to be exact) and I thought it would be fun to see them. Unfortunately, they were not exciting to watch. There was no show, and even they didn’t seem that thrilled by their set.
At the end of the set, some of the fans wandered away and we were able to scoot forward. Even though I heard the wacky and delicious antics of The Flaming Lips, I moved not!
Oh yes. Tim and I went through a bag of these waiting for the Keys!
They killed it. KILLED. When Patrick started on the kick drum – I could literally feel it in my sternum, pumping. It was AWESOME!!
Not so awesome – the two girls having some kind of bad trip behind us. They ended up crying and leaning on Tim. Also, one of them was petting Tim’s back and he was beet red and uncomfortable. It was so awkward. I tried to give them some water and have them sit but they were just too out of it. I worried a little as I am wont to do, but they wandered off before I could seriously behave like a mom.
After the wonderful show, we’re poured out of the fairgrounds and into the streets of Napa. After witnessing a girl lying on the cement swatting at the police officer who was trying to calm her down and a nasty fight, we knew it was time get serious about heading home.
Tim and I walked the 3 1/2 miles and laughed the whole way (except when we were whining about how tired we were, lol).