ZBB = new BFF
Where have I been, you ask? Living under a rock? Wasting life away watching reality TV? Eating popcorn? That there are some good questions [insert Southern accent]. (For the record: No. Yes. and Yes.)
I’ve always enjoyed their radio songs, but never enough to pursue listening further. U-N-T-I-L “Knee Deep” hit the radio waves and I wondered how they stole my innermost thoughts from my innermost gray matter. Are they some sort of ninja mind readers or something? Seriously, these lyrics came from MY brain…This champagne shore washing over me
It’s a sweet sweet life living by the salty sea
One day you could be as lost as me
Change you’re geography
Maybe you might be Knee deep in the water somewhere
Got the blue sky breeze blowing wind through my hair
Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair
Sunrise there’s a fire in the sky
Never been so happy
Never felt so high
And I think I might have found me my own kind of paradise
Okay – truth be told – I would never say “champagne shore” (I’m more of a beer and wine girl), but the rest is spot on how I feel when I’m at the beach. And sometimes that tide can sneak.up.on.ya! (Sorry local library – I am totally guilty for the waves in that one book. Oops!)
Well, in an ironic turn of events, Zac Brown Band came to Charleston last weekend for their Southern Ground Music & Food Festival. It was a 3-day event right on Daniel Island at Blackbaud Stadium filled with gourmet food and over 30 musical artists. LemmeRephrase…It was a 3-day event right on Daniel Island at Blackbaud Stadium filled with gourmet food and over 30 musical artists and no Trottiers. Boo. The good news? We had an awesome weekend in Asheville with awesome friends (and 4 hours each way to compulsively listen to Zac Brown Band). No regrets here. Word on the street is that there will be a 2012 edition. I WILL NOT miss that one.
Enjoy this quick recap of the festival that I found on ZBB’s Facebook (while listening to one of my favorite songs!)…
Seriously, I love every song on their newest CD!
Did anyone go to the festival? Was it worth the money? Was the food way better than other festivals?
Wanna go with me next year? ;)
p.s. The Coastal Carolina Fair is going on right now. It’s only 25 minutes from where we live. We have no plans to go, but are impressed by their musical guests – Colt Ford, Crystal Bowersox from American Idol, John Michael Montgomery, and more! Are we missing out by skipping it?
p.s.s. We ARE going to the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island with my parents, though. DVR’ing it – maybe we get on TV again like last year. ;)
Beach Count: 62
High Temperature: 80° ← aka: NOT SNOWING (unlike the weather in my hometown!)