Friday, November 13, 2009

Fender Benders, Festivals, and Freaks

I heard from my insurance company today.  They haven't seen the other car yet, so they couldn't tell me much except that the claims adjuster will be looking for paint transfer and that she made note that there was prior damage to that woman's vehicle.  At this point it sounds like they expect to pay for some of the damage not all.  I made sure she knew that it did not happen until October 2 and that I bumped her right rear, not the left.  If she presents an estimate from before that date hopefully they'll tell her she's SOL.

I remember the exact date because I was in town for the Austin City Limits Music Festival.  It was my second year and I'm already planning to go back next year.  It was a lot of fun, in spite of the mud.

An ocean of people...

...and then the rain started...and it was an ocean of umbrellas and raincoats...


There was no more rain the third day, but the field was one huge, muddy mess.  It didn't stop our fun, as evidenced by these pics of people dancing in the mud:

Some people got a little carried away.  It reminded me of the pictures I've seen of Woodstock:

 Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam said he was not leaving until he was covered in dirt.  He kept his promise, taking a running start and sliding head first:

I missed his mud slide because my friend insisted we leave early.  He was afraid the crowd would trample me.  Next year I'm not leaving even one song early.  If my friends don't want to stay I'll catch a cab back to the hotel. 

The pictures are mine...the videos were found on YouTube. 


LL Cool Joe said...

Oh, that mud on my trainers! Ok that's sneakers to you!

Maybe this explains my love of Rap and Hip Hop. Mind you when I saw Emimem in concert it was pretty muddy underfoot. I noticed when he was on stage he put a towel on the ground so he didn't slip over. Maybe he was worried about getting his sneakers messy too. :D

Kate said...

wow - sounds fun. we're planning to do at least one festival next summer. sorry about lack of capital letters - am typing with one hand while the baby is squashing the other..

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I've been reading your blog and love the posts. The mud slide, the skull bracelet, the kid who doesn't appreciate (sorry but I have one of those and it always helps to not feel so alone).

Thanks for linking up with Mr. Linky.

Jen said...

@LL Cool Joe: My sandals will never see another day of wear. So I guess Emimem wouldn't have taken that slide?

@Kate: Those 3 day festivals take a lot of energy. I've heard of another one in Wisconsin that I considered but I think once a year may be enough.

@Pseudonymous High School Teacher: Thank you for visiting and following. I don't think I was very appreciative at 16, either.

sage said...

Wow, what fun!

Jen said...

@sage: It's so much fun we buy our tickets before we even know the lineup. We want to be there no matter who's playing.

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