Last weekend was Country Thunder here in Florence, AZ. It is a 4 day Country Music Fest, complete with amazing country music artists, vendors, beer, and more beer. I'm not really much for the beer and beer, maybe just beer. Anyways, it was my first time, and had a blast. My older son Anthony has been several times, but then again he's done just about everything that has to do with music in AZ. There are over 10,000 campsites sold for this event, and it is literally a big campfest! Bonfires every night, music and fun people. SO glad I went and can't wait for next year. I may even go to the one in Wisconsin this Summer!
I was not there alone, I was not there to party(well, maybe a little fun along the way). I was there with Bobby in his booth selling our jewelry that we create. Here is the jewelry set up. Everyone that had seen his set up from last year was really excited to see the jewelry and it did very well.
This is the famous chair run...all the concert-goers, run to the stage when the gate opens to get the best seat possible. Honestly, it sounded like a stampede, kinda funny too. There was a few that had serious determination!
Got to meet Craig Morgan-great performer on stage, I must say. Bobby made one of his famous custom guitars made out of ceiling tin tile to give to each headlining act on stage. Craig was thrilled to get his.
My heart went pitter patter when I got to meet Dierks Bentley, one of my favorite musicians. Adored him since his first song-What was I thinkin?. We got to give him one of Bobby's guitars and have our photo taken, but of course they use their own photographer and say "your photo will be posted on our website, check it in a few days" SO I check, no picture! WTF???!!! The one person, I wanted a pic with!! A**holes! Oh well, I got to put my arm around him. hee hee.
****We interrupt this blogpost for a very important teenager UPDATE: at this point I get a phone call....Michael(your 16 yr old) broke his ankle, we're on the way to the ER. Damn! Really?? Of course, Michael brakes his ankle because he's only already broke both of his arms when he was 5 and 6! Bad timing-kid. I rush off to the ER, and of course the swelling is too much-have to wait a week for surgery. So now this boy who just got his car and drivers license, can't drive. He's a bit pissed. Hee hee. My anxiety is a little lower now, I'm actually more relieved he's not driving than about the ankle...so bad, right??****Teenager Alert over....
Of course, my eyes are closed! Geeeshh!! This is The Farm. We met them on our trip in Nashville, last Fall. Super awesome group and nice people. They came from their act on stage and signing autographs to our booth because they wanted to see the whole set up. In Nashville it was just a 6 ft table.
The Band Perry-love them. So fun to hear them sing in concert. I had a blast. Got to go backstage,onstage, in the VIP area where all the "important" people hang out, go on a Prevost tour bus(the owner of CT), just awesome and amazing stuff happened. Couldn't have asked for a better experience, thanks to Bobby.
Blissfully Yours, Tricia