It was our first show at a music festival, and it was our first music festival in a cow pasture, and it was the windiest cow pasture I have ever been in!
A pound of soap and a gallon of shampoo made me feel a bit less gritty last night when we got home. And I was still smiling from the festival.
On Thursday we had to wait three hours, just to let the wind storm pass on by before we could even get our show booth set up. For good measure we left the front and back open so the wind could continue to blow through. I really didn’t want to track my booth down in the next county. Our pop up camper felt a bit sturdier, just a bit.
Just looking at the stage, the vendor booths, cars and campers arriving, you just couldn’t help but feel that something special was going to happen. In a town of 800, surrounded by pastures and sage brush pretty much forever in every direction, over 10,000 people arrived during a three day period. Not a sour word or moment. It was festival atmosphere from the get go, even through some pretty incredible storms.
While the head liners were big names, and awesome in their own right, it was the smaller bands, and some of the local bands that rocked the place. I love working to music, our office has something great going every morning. But working a show with live music from noon through 11pm is just down right dreamy! I think out of all of the bands, I would have to say Taj Mahal brought it, and was probably the hit (my opinion, I would love to hear others?). He has energy like no other performer we saw, and he plays with soul, big huge I can feel you a mile away soul. He’s loud, grateful, cool as beans, and blues to the bone. Love him. Still my favorite after all these years, and he got me out dancing for this one! Lovin in My Babies Eyes.
Piper and Renn had smiles the whole time. They were rock stars! They sold in our booth all day, restocked, held the tent down during wind storms, cleaned off dirt, danced, ate, and fell asleep each night listening to great music. It might be hard to get them to do a regular trade show in the future!
Our Paw Pudding and Diffuser Oils debuted this weekend. We were thrilled with the reception. We ended up selling more of these two items than our original Aroma Mist products. What was fun to see, were people that didn’t even have dogs were appreciating our products because they are chemical, preservative and emulsifier free. And we listened, and kept hearing the same thing throughout the three days, and we will be adding two new products to our line in the very near future. We met people from all over the country, some chatty, some drunk, some that felt like long lost friends.
Here is to good intentions, great music, and more gatherings! woops I mean trade shows Nancy