Monday, September 17, 2012

Fry Fest

A week or so ago was the annual Fry Fest ("a celebration of all that is Hawkeye").  Brennan currently works as an intern for the City of Coralville and since they sort of host it, they had him working at the festival all day instead of the office. I think Brennan was perfectly fine with the change of pace. And I was perfectly fine with the free concert tickets that came with it. :)  Free dates are definitely the best. A HUGE thank you to my dad for spending his Friday evening at our house hanging out with Tatum.  Free babysitting is even better than free dates. :)

The evening didn't get off to the greatest start when I headed down to Coralville. I was just meeting Brennan there after his work day.  But President Obama was also visiting Iowa City that day so traffic was backed up since they had the freeway blocked for him.  That meant I got to walk a long way to the concert.  A very long way.  I was already running late so this was extra frustrating to me. But I made it! And I even remembered to bring a jacket for Brennan so he could cover up the pink Fry Fest t-shirt he was tired of being seen in-haha. 

The performers were Lee Brice and Sarah Evans.  I don't know their music very well but they both have a couple of songs that I like.  We ended up hanging out backstage for the whole concert.  There were perks and downsides to doing that.  We got to sit as much as wanted-definite perk.  It wasn't crowded and we weren't surrounded by beer, perk again. But the sound wasn't the greatest and Brennan had to help with stage transitions and whatnot, so I was left hanging out alone a few times, downsides.  All-in-all, it was an evening we got to spend together, away from the house, without a baby, without spending money, listening to good music, and enjoying beautiful weather.  So it was great!

Sarah Evans
Brennan and Lee Brice. During lunch they handed out "meet and greet" passes to a bunch of the people in Brennan's office.  This is the picture they put on Lee Brice's website.  Brennan loves the pink shirt. :)


  1. I am just finally catching up on your blog. Tatum looks so old and cute. Looks like you guys are having a great time. You will be very glad you are documenting these little moments, they go by so fast. Miss you guys.

  2. ahhh i love lee brice! jealous.