Monday, July 14, 2008

Delay due to hangover

AKA: 24 Welshman I wanted to kidnap. Whew. What a weekend. It's Monday evening, about 7pm, and this is the first moment I have felt well enough to even switch on my computer. Friday night was SIL1X's dad's surprise birthday party. Good times. Saturday and Sunday I worked at the Folk and Roots festival. Saturday I helped out in the VIP tent, which meant sit there and drink some beer and circle names on a list. The bands were great, I highly recommend some Slavic Soul Party. Not kidding. I headed back stage to hang out with my friends. It was there that I happened to meet some of my new favorite people, the Burlington Welsh Mens Choir. Cuter awesomer thirstier whiter-haired men I will never meet again. Being around these geriatric charmers had me saying "It'll be a great night if I can get 26 Welshmen sleeping on my living room floor tonight!". Loved them. They had performed with Jon Langford, and unfortunately I missed their performance. I got my drink on backstage, and had a great night. Sunday morning I was totally paying for Saturday night's good time. I barely got off the couch in time to get myself back to the fest. I started out the day really well, I drank mostly water. Sunday I was working backstage, serving beer to the artists and staff. All weekend, I had wanted to meet Jon Langford, but was uncharacteristically shy for some reason. I'll blame the hangover. Anyway. I was talking to my friend Sarah, and Jon was right next to her. I said "That's Jon Langford, isn't it?" and Sarah (in her infinite awesomeness) introduced me to him. He was really cool, just a nice chatty normal guy. I love Old Town and Folk and Roots because of people like Jon. Everyone is just so nice and chill. I chatted with Jon for a little bit and got back to work. Sunday's job had me working for T. T is awesome. She's one of my favorite people over at Old Town. I really like her, and it was good to work with her so we could hang out. So, Sunday night I got pretty tired, and I was sober, so D and I decided not to hang out, and we walked over to the bus stop. Welllll - the bus stop happens to be next to my favorite bar. Well, some of my friends were there. Well. 3:30 am came pretty fast. I was SMASHED. I can state for a fact I had 3 shots of Jameson, 2 of Petron, and (ahem) a few Blue Moons. I do remember taking a cab home. Beyond that things get a little fuzzy. Ok, a lot fuzzy. I found out this morning that I sent Shannon a 3am text message. I believe it was 'GO9'. Yeah, not a clue what it means. I also ended up in my sister's bathroom upstairs around 5:45 this morning. So I am told. I guess I had a nice little drunken sleepwalking thing going on. Good thing I had planned to be off work today.

16 comments:

billy pilgrim said...

I like me some Langford too. I've talked with him a couple of times, but usually at a show I just leave him some space.

Drunk texting: could be worse, you could have texted "Borf". I don't know either, it's blue girly.

Jennifer said...

We were at the festival on Sunday. The eldest lamblet takes guitar lessons at Old Town and saw it being set up on Saturday so it was a good excuse to go back again on Sunday. What a gorgeous weekend to be outside listening to music and roaming about.

Mendacious D said...

Drinking with Von sounds AWESOME. I'll need to try that some time...

Von said...

BP - I'm glad you've met him too. He's just so chill, isn't he? I was lucky enough to be backstage with him, so there weren't a lot of people around to bug him (except me!)
J - I wish I had known!! We could have had a real and actual conversation....imagine that!
MenD - Sure. Let's drink. How's August 2nd for you??

billy pilgrim said...

Von, if you get the chance, see his "Executionaer's Last Songs" performance. It's a multimedia performance, really a retrospective of his life and career. He's been through a lot, including three or four major-label fuckarounds....

Mendacious D said...

Works for me!

Von said...

BP - Thanks for the tip! I'll check it out.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

AG has been drinking with the Welsh in Wales. Good times. AG was young and she had her single pretty years going onz.

Drunk texting. Oh nevers. AG could do that any weekend anymore but would only say shit she wants to say now. So why bother?

Good for you meeting up with the famous and getting your drink on girl. Good for you!

Now, take that times 800 and that is AG Chi-fest expectations!!!!!!

Von said...

Drunk texting is ok if it's to a friend, and not an ex. I think it gave me the spins, so that's why she only got "GO9" instead of "Got you the tshirt you asked for I am wasted"

billy pilgrim said...

no, Von, we TOTALLY understood what GO9 meant.

Borf.

You are all hereby ordered to drink for me in Chicago in August.

Von said...

BP - I totally loved BG's post with the texting w/ BlueKid. Awesome. Not at all borfing.
I shall. I shall drink in your name!

billy pilgrim said...

yes, I am trying to make Borf an Internet Tradition.

Looking at YOU, Glue Birl!!!

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Borfing?!! I would have thought you'd be against it on spelling principles.

Von said...

BP - Borf totally belongs as a new tradition. It's right up there with Fack.
AG - It was way too funny a post of BGs to care at all about the spelling.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Borf that!!!!

Von said...

Ack. Improper use of Borf! Get ye to BG's blog and read the true and actual meaning of borf.