Turns out keeping up with this blog business is harder than it looks. Clayton and I attended EdgeFest two weeks ago and I fully intended to post about it right after the fact. Alas, here we are…
For those, like myself, who have never heard of EdgeFest – it’s a one-day music festival that (I believe) travels around the country. It took place in a stadium just north of Dallas, with two stages set up on each end of the field that alternated acts. We bought floor tickets so were able to walk around the entire field area, lined with various swag and food vendors – since the stages alternated acts, this sea of people moved from one end of the stadium to the other every 30 minutes.
We arrived around 2pm and it was WARM. Luckily our main reasons for attending (Hozier for me, Modest Mouse and The Offspring for Clayton) weren’t going on until late in the evening so we grabbed beers and sat in the shaded section of the stands.
Hozier rules. Seriously. His band was awesome and had more chicks than dudes (I’m impressed) who all played multiple instruments and occasionally sang backup – so talented. Fun fact: he’s from Ireland and was born on St. Patrick’s day. What’s not to love?
The Offspring was the closing act so we decided to brave the crowd and make our way to the very front and it was the best decision we could have made. They have been touring longer than I’ve been alive and are pretty fly for a bunch of white guys. See what I did there? Because they have so many radio hits from the 90’s (that are super catchy btw) everyone was jump-dancing the entire time and crowd surfers passed over our heads about every 30 seconds.
Peace out EdgeFest. On our way back to Shreveport the next day, we stopped to have brunch with some friends. A little Alaskan reunion in Texas!
That night in Dallas was the first time we had left Tex. We hired a woman who is a professional house/dog-sitter and upon arriving home found a note on the counter that read, “Tex is a little escape artist, sorry!” accompanied by my Macbook charger… in 100 chewed-up pieces. In reality, she just hadn’t secured the crate correctly. With how mischievous Tex is, we’re lucky that was the only damage. All-in-all, a pretty solid weekend.