Charm City Music Festival preview…..

I SWORE up and down, left to right, that I was NOT going out Friday night……..

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Ummmmm yeah. That was an epic fail of massive proportions. Hahaaaa oh well at least I had fun!!! Which brings us to the most horrifying picture of me of all time-

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And then there’s that moment the next morning when you realize all your other shoes are somewhere in your car, and you have to run out of the hotel in a hot-mess state, looking like a hooker……chugging coffee, mapping out the quickest route from downtown DC to Baltimore, and kicking yourself for staying out til 3am. Thank god I have awesome friends to document these kind of moments. Yikes.

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Made it to Baltimore though! Time to get to work!

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Shit just got official.

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16 hours later…..13 bands shot. Holy moly. What an awesommmmmme day though!

Highlights include: running into a TON of old friends I haven’t seen in a few years…..making a bunch of new ones…….seeing/shooting some great bands…….CK not having a heart attack…..the honor of shooting Weezer’s meet and greet……gorgeous weather…….riding around on golf carts…..my first taste of cake from Charm City Cakes (look. I don’t even normally really like cake. Or icing. Well, until now)……

Things that kinda sucked: being little and thinking that I need to either a) wear aforementioned hooker boots with high heels to shoot in or b) bring a stool to stand on in photo pit……holy dust and dirt flying everywhere!!!……getting my ass kicked trying to get into photo pit to shoot Weezer only to find out I hadn’t gotten the memo that, “NOBODY SHOOTS WEEZER” (well, from the photo pit or the stage.) F#&^!!!!!!!!!!

Back-up plan B!!!!! Hop barricade and almost get ass kicked again wading through crowd to get to the soundboard, where I luckily knew the sound guy and he was kind enough to let me invade the area for a min. to get a shot. THANK YOU RYAN! And JEREMIAH!

And huge thanks to Paul and Chris for asking me to cover the festival. I had a really great time!!! I’m going through them as fast as I can…….The photos will be done this evening or tomorrow morning at the latest……:)

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