At the last minute, I decided to join a couple of the band guys at Taste of Syracuse. It had been a few years since I have gone to a festival in downtown Syracuse, but after a really great concert the night before (Ringo Starr and the All Star Band at the Lakeview Amphitheater) we thought it would be fun to check it out the headliner, Cheap Trick. I met John and Bryan on the NE corner of Washington and Franklin Streets (it’s a Plessas thing), and we wandered into the venue area where we got our $7 craft beers (Shocktop is a craft beer?) and listened to one of the bands of my youth. Well, OK, one of the bands of my high school boyfriend’s youth. I went to a Cheap Trick concert in high school because Duck (not his real name) loved them and bought tickets for his birthday. It must be said that later on in our relationship I drew the line at seeing Rush; I bought him a ticket and then I stayed home!
We were pretty packed into the crowd (it was a free concert, after all) and it was hard to move. Despite the cramped quarters, I was proud that I was able to get our 3 beers from the beer tent in the back to the guys without spilling a drop. My secret? I just found the biggest guy I could and followed him through the crowd and leap frogged from guy to guy until I got back to the guys! Now if only I could find it as easy to do that when dating, LOL.