My thoughts on this years Rockfest!
Since my mind's cleared up a bit and my body isn't nearly as sore and mangled as I've been the last couple days, a few days after Rockfest, I decided to share with you a couple few of my favorite memories from this year "Party in the Park".
First, for me, even before the rain and mud is the fact I worked this year's party. If you recall I had been downsized prior to last year's Rockfest due to corporate wide budget cuts that went down across the country. To be part of this years, working, felt soooo good!!!
The mud and rain were ridiculous, no doubt. What amazed me and always amazes me about you guys is how well all get along. Not to say that when you get 55,000 people together you won't get a some people who don't care much for each other. But the reality is that everyone gets along and knows why they're their... TO ROCK!
Laughed my ass off when Taddy Porter's front man said, "Wanna give a shout out to Ninety Eight Point Six!" Yeah... the natives did not like that and I was for certain were about to riot. He quickly realized the error of his way and corrected himself. The fans took note and didn't pillage the stage.
How about 7 mosh pits during Drowning Pool's Bodies!!
Of all the interviews I did my favorite was with Rev Theory. We had a blast and I'm certain Ty saved our asses in the studio by hitting the dump button when Matty dropped an F bomb!
My interview with Sully and Shannon, from Godsmack, was hysterical in the fact that Sully clearly didn't wanna be there. I understand. You're tired and it's raining and your iPhone is obviously more exciting than I! But what I loved most about it was asking him point blank, with my final question while sporting my NY ball cap, "How does it feel to know you were just interviewed by a Yankee fan?" Sully looked up at me and said, "I can't look at you bro! That's why I'm not even talking to you!" Then he took off his headphones and got up from the table. Needless to say, we didn't take a photo together. (If ya don't know, Sully's a Boston Fan. Ha!!)
I'd hoped to watch the fireworks from my rooftop loft, but didn't make it home in time and had to catch them while standing in front of the doors to Union Station.
Again, thanks sooo much to all of you who came, saw, conquered and ROCKED!
See ya again next year!