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Music Midtown Wrapup

Wow, I'm exhausted. I'm forcing myself to write this tonight because it will be the best time to recall it all. Today was the 3rd and final day of Music Midtown. Since we didn't need to show PlayMotion and had packed up most of our stuff last night, most people didn't go to the concerts today. I, however, didn't have much else to do and wanted to take advantage of the free passes to such a cool event. I knew I would regret it if I did not go. I wish I went earlier but I got there around 4. People had apparently been using our tent and some of our stuff was stolen, a chair and some drinks. But today I didn't hang out, I went to concerts. I saw Coheed and Cambria, The Lemonheads, and Kid Rock. It was all great. I also saw this guy on the street drumming on buckets. He was amazing. I bought his CD. This day was the first one that was pretty nice. It was nice in the morning, rained for a bit around noon (before I went out), but was then beautiful the rest of the day. Shortly after the last concert ended and everyone left it started to rain again. I had to stay to strike the screen and the rest of our stuff. Luckily it let up and stopped by the time everyone got there to meet me.

Taking the screen down was scarier than even putting it up. We were afraid to walk it down with people in the middle. We wanted to lower it with ropes (or in our case an extension cord) but were afraid that what we tied to (some plastic zip ties) might snap and send the thing flying down. We weren't sure what effect the rain had on the wood. In the end, with the help of a couple extra of Patrick's friends, we were able to lower it down with only breaking one panel, the top right corner panel that had started to fall apart when we put the thing up. It was an older one built with nails so we were planning on scrapping it anyway. While breaking it down and waiting for the car, more of our craziness ensued: jumping on the cooler, standing in ice water, drinking gallons of water.

I wish I had brought my camera back today. So many things I had wanted to take pictures of. The bucket drummer. The concert acts I saw. The teardown of the screen. Us doing stupid stuff.

Now it is back to work. I've got the big projector in the back of my car to return to the rental place. I'm very pleased with the large cargo capacity of my car.