1. take the advice of your wise friend who coaches you on how to mesmerize a crowd; he knows what he's talking about.
2. never trust a DJ who has only one ABBA song.
3. if that shower curtain in the hotel room keeps blowing in and wrapping itself around you, every shower will be like showering inside a sleeping bag.
4. when you dance with your brother in law to the only Weakerthans' song the DJ has and it's One Great City and your brother in law used to be a high school English teacher, you just know you will end up lamenting to each other that people just don't understand irony.
5. people with mullets can be really nice, even if they do only like country music.
6. the right outfit, preferably one with a swingy skirt that snaps when you move, can help you overcome your white girl tendencies and dance like you're alone in the kitchen.
Apparently it's my four year blogoversary. Did you even bring a present? I'm keeping track, you know.
Tomorrow marks the beginning of the High Holy Days of the year. Calgary Folk Festival. In fact, I was down at Prince's Island tonight, paying pilgrimage and cleansing my soul in preparation. Actually it was the Record Tent meeting.
The buzz is palpable around the place, stages are set up, tents are erected, vendors are moving in, porta potties are being lined up and having their little soap dispensers filled.
Although there appear to be a lot of new people working the Record Tent this year, I was thrilled to see quite a few of the regulars returning. Even though we only see each other for four days a year, it's always a joy to see one another again. Big hugs and back slaps break out all over the place. I love working with these people, because we all really want to be there and we love what we do.
Tomorrow at noon, I start my volunteer duties. So once again, I am going to be negligent in visiting you, but I will return and I will bring curry or music or something. Also detailed daily reports from the Island.
Be nice to each other. You know I'll find out if you're not.