We are once again back home, slowly recovering from the awesomeness that was The Newport Folk Festival. Hopefully you peeps followed our adventure on our Meatbagz Facebook page (because we’re sure you had nothing better to do last Friday through Sunday) but just in case you missed it, here’s a quick recap:
One, let us just say how cool it was to get the super awesome parking spot our vendor pass afforded us. For some reason we got to park in the same area as the performers. Which was freakin’ sweet. And also handy. And also made us feel like big shots, because we got to go through gates that the rest of the population were turned away from. Obviously we are now famous and don’t have to wait in line at restaurants and get our pictures taken by strangers all the time. Or, we could have just needed to be closer to the space to unload all of our crap without bothering actual paying concert goers. However you want to look at it.
Two: This was our first show with our new booth design, and we were pretty happy with ourselves. We scored a corner spot (which equals awesome), but it also called for some adjustment. More on that next week (we’ll have a post all about the ins and outs-as we’ve found them-of doing a multi-day craft show). But the important thing is this: the Meatbagz Booth looked fantastic (if we do say so ourselves), functioned well when we had a lot of customers, and it made us happy.
Three: The Newport Folk Festival was pretty much amazing. We got to sell bagz (and thankfully turn a profit!), listen to amazing music, and Kate even unknowingly accosted a few musicians. (For the record, the lead singer from Of Monsters and Men has red Docs like Kate’s, except Kate’s are way cooler…and also for the record, the lead singer from Of Monsters and Men seemed slightly confused by Kate’s compliments regarding her red Doc’s until she looked down and saw a similar pair on Kate’s feet-but was a good sport about it.) We met some amazing people, breathed the ocean air, and are already wondering why we don’t have a live, non-stop, killer soundtrack played by world class musicians in the background of our every day lives.
So thanks, Newport-we’re fairly certain you’ve ruined us for every other craft fair there is. But we’ll patiently wait until we see you again next year, and no doubt we’ll enjoy every minute of you then too.