Yes, today marks our 2nd anniversary. According to the anniversary gift listing, year two is cotton. I didn't use this listing for my year one gift for Greg, but this year I was feeling creative so I went with it. What did I decide upon? T-shirts. My t-shirts for Greg were our past, present and future.
1. Ball State - where we first met.
2. Butler - where we reunited. Well, we didn't reunite at Butler, but it was in Indy and since I felt Greg needed a Butler shirt after their NCAA basketball run, that's what he got. Technically, I should have gotten him a Rathskeller shirt.
3. Bocce Ball - a game we like to play (his instant favorite shirt)
4. Cinque Terre - we spent part of our honeymoon here. If we ever fall into a lot of money, we'd also like to retire here, owning the pizzeria and gelateria in Vernazza, living in the apartment above. Nothing wrong with a little dreaming.
Of course, Greg didn't know that this was the year of cotton but he had mentioned that he would buy me a Beatles t-shirt at Abbey Road on the River in Louisville, so it worked out perfectly. We spent the day at the festival on Sunday. It's an annual five day festival; this being the first year we had attended. We had a really fun time. Many different bands play at five venues. Guests can wander and listen at any venue. The bands varied in style. We saw a band of gentleman in their 50's and 60's in full suits playing the Beatles of the 1964 time. They had to be hot in those suits because we were sweating in our shorts and t-shirts.
Next we saw a band with a definite 80's influence. Just check out that hair. They were a lot of fun and a nice change.
The most fun band we saw were the Newbees. They had three different singers, including a girl. They were the only band that had a female singer and she had a great voice. Also loved the Newbees because they included violins and cellos, great for Eleanor Rigby. They ended their show by playing Abbey Road from Polythene Pam to Her Majesty. I just love She Came In Through The Bathroom Window. One of my favs. Then we had a bit of a rain intermission. Luckily it blew over quickly. We were hit and miss on bands early in the evening. Then a band called Instant Karma (another fav of mine) played the entire Imagine album. They did a great job. Lightning and thunder were making a return so the band played as many more John Lennon songs as they could, including Jealous Guy. The final song before the skies poured with rain was Instant Karma. Again, my lucky day.
When the skies cut loose, we made a dash for the underground parking garage which connects to the Galt House Hotel, the site of the indoor venues. We found one of the Beatles rooms and sat in our lawn chairs. In here we listened to the entire White Album, from start to finish. I must admit this isn't one of my favorite albums. But the band did a fabulous job and was really into their performance. I do have a couple of favorite songs from that album, like Ob-li-di, Ob-li-da and Blackbird, and enjoyed singing along. All in all a great Beatles day, with my best guy. We would definitely go again. We all need a renovation break every now and then.