DY: In Just a Few Words (#46)
Just call me the Music Man.
On a beastly hot weekend (AKA last weekend), 18,000 people went to the WonderBus music festival. That’s Wonder as in good time and Bus as in Columbus, Ohio.
You guessed it - another really good production by the Elevation Group team (that includes Denny Young). Once again, I was the oldest person there. There’s something to be said for surrounding yourself with other “YOUNG” people. On a side note, special kudos to Elevation for providing half-price tickets to local college students who either showed proof of COVID vaccination or received a vaccine on-site.
It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. The picture above tells the story better than any words I can offer. So, no long rambling today.
Everything went smoothly. No octogenarians got into arguments. I didn’t get a whiff of any strange odors, although there were a couple of guests vaping. The only drugs I’m aware of was me taking my blood pressure pill on-site. I simply couldn’t control myself. Fortunately, nobody saw that.
I spent 11 hours people-watching on Saturday. You can really express yourself at a music festival. It’s America. Go for it. We all like to be noticed. NOTE TO SELF: A tie-dye t-shirt isn’t enough. Wear some glitter in 2022.
With mandates and suggested behaviors changing daily and sometimes even hourly, it’s just so difficult right now to stage a large public event, even outdoors. We are clearly not back to normal. But WonderBus did an amazing job of staying on top of the latest information to create as safe an environment as possible.
See you next year WonderBus. Look for the old guy wearing all the glitter so I can blend into the crowd as just another “YOUNG” dude having fun.
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