Sometimes, ya gotta follow your heart. This summer, I’m following mine to Wisconsin.
For the last few years, I’ve watched the lineup for Mile of Music and salivated. I wanted to go so badly, but life circumstances prevented it. And, to be honest, I probably talked myself out of it because of the cost factor (the festival itself is free…but ya gotta get there and have a place to stay, right?).
If you’ve never heard of Mile of Music, it’s a four-day music festival held in Appleton, Wisconsin. Essentially, they shut down a road and every possible venue along the road is a music venue. There are literally hundreds of artists that play the event. One of the artists involved in getting it started was Cory Chisel, who I’ve had a serious musical crush on for years. Last year, my buddies Wild Adriatic and SUSTO both played.
I’m not missing it this year. Reserved my hotel and bought my Music Maker badge today.
Two double bonuses:
One of my dearest friends in all the world, who I haven’t seen in years, lives just outside of Appleton. So I get Steph time!
The festival starts on my birthday. Happy birthday to me!
Carpe diem, guys. Life is too short not to do the things you want to do. Anyone want to meet me in Wisconsin in August?