Well, I'm back from my trip to Austin. Man! Was it amazing! Like the best damn five days of my life! When I got off the bus from school everything was already packed so all I had to do was change out of my uniform and get in the truck. It was an ok ride, I had brought my Grateful Dead, Bob Marley, and Jefferson Airplane CDs and my Dad (To my suprise) was cool with me putting them in the stereo! That night we (My parents, sister and her friend) crashed at My aunt Vicky's place. It's a great house up in the hills of Austin, it's slightly curved so if you stand at the entry way to the kitchen from the living room and turn around to the living room, you can see all the way thorugh the house from one side to the other. Totally awesome! Since it was 4/20 I watched Reefer Madness (The musical and the original black and white version) Next mornign I was up early to head out and meet up with my old friends. Thursday night I met Katie and Eric (I dance with Katie, loved on Eric) We all danced to the music and drank ALOT I think I was at number 7 when my cousin Kelly (Whom I hadvn't seen in three years) comes up to me on the dance floor with afriend of hers named Dirk. Turns out she' been living on an island near Saipan for the past three years but she's back in Ausitn now! w00t! Anyways, I todl Eric I'd be back and I took Kelly and Dirk down to the river to sit and talk. I was pretty drunk when Kelly handed me a joint. Man! It was the best pot I've ever smoked, two three hits and I was TOTALLY messed up. I went back to the dance floor and dance with Eric some more, puked and then passed out in my tent. Friday I worked from 1-7 PM Then hit the floor with a beer in one hand and pot in my pocket. The cops are so cool, we were all juast lighting up in front of the stage. So I get trashed, head back to camp and then Eric drags me to Bamboozle! A totally AWESOME tents made of atwo tarps and bamboo poles. Fully laoded bar! w00t! Saturday at around 7 PM Eric started feeding me lil handfulls of shrooms! It was really great coming up. This band called Flounder's without Eyes comes on. The music is SO amazing! Like you're feeling it flow through you and while you're out there in space, you still know that you're on Earth dancing with hundreds of other people and it is SO beautiful that you all get along and can share the wonderful space in nature, in the universe in time. So I take a break with Eric, Katie and Dan. Eric and Katie go get more beer and when they come back Eric feeds me a whole cap. I sit with him dangling our feet from the stone ledge over the water and we just tlak about alot of stuff and before I know it we're laying in the cool grass with our shoes off, kissing liek the world was about to end and we knew it, we were cool with it. We sit up when Katie tells us that Flounders is about to play Trucking. We get up but they've already started, and Eric and I run to the front and we're just dancing. That's when I met Laurel and Erin, sisters. Totally awesome girls, Erin play fiddle. The band stops and we all (Eric,Katie,Dan,Laurel,Erin, and myself) walk with all the others for the "Midnight March" from the gorunds to the Camp Grounds. We're waiting and a guy with a maracca shaped like a banana starts shaking that and going "bum bum bum bum ba da bum" And soon Erin is doing it in a wonderful voice, and a woman next to me is singing lil phrases like "The girl is lost, but another is found" And I start making sounds too while Eric holds me. We start walking. I'm not sure how, but our groups dwindles to myself, Eric, Katie and Dan, and form the fornt we fall to the back of the line. We're lookign over the bridge over the river and it looks so GOOD! The only other our a man with black hair, and a blonde hippy with dreadlocks who is pulling a wagon. He is just pullign a wagon.
Dan says- "Why in the hell would you bring cabbages to the Festival?"
Kaite- "What are you talkign about?"
Dan- "Right there in his wagon"
I walk closer to the wagon and peer inside
Me "Dan... That is a sleeping baby, not a cabbage"
And that's what it was, a sleepign baby. Anyways, we get back and hit the parties, take mroe shrooms and Katie goes to her tent with Dan, and I go to Eric's with him. Well I don't think I need to go into great details about that excpet to say it was AMAZINg and that I awoke curled nexty to him by his friend coming into his tent saying " That's so cute, yall hooked up last night!" Well that was my trip, a trip indeed eh? I'm gonna go, luv all ya much - Randal