Rockfest

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WE GOT IN!

I’m sure everyone has been on the edge of their seats WAITING to find out if we had any problems getting into Rockfest on Friday and I am happy to report everything went smoothly. Of course, there was no Channing Tatum waiting with my tickets, nor did Taylor Momsen invite me to join her band. But what I can report is that myself and my two girlfriends did NOT get stuck at will call in our killer outfits.

What is a trip without a bit of an adventure right? It goes like this….

I took the liberty of booking our hotel room. Obviously I knew that we didn’t need a 5 star hotel, we would basically only need a place to sleep and I wasn’t looking to spend a lot of $$$ for that reason. Rockfest works with different hotels close to the venue to give good rates to those concert goers who plan to say the night, it is called something like concert connect? I don’t know. What I am getting at is I found this hotel:

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Seemed legit. Looked nice, good rate, close to the venue, BOOKED!

The hotel we ended up at:

American Inn

American Inn

 

You can imagine my confusion.

My first red flag should have been the fact they had a “weekly rate” of $195.

So myself and my reluctant yet understanding friends get out of the car. I can tell they are questioning what kind of place I had us staying at. Hell I was questioning it myself! I mean I saw pictures on the internet, but my mom always tells me I can’t believe everything I SEE on the internet! But still, this was some terrible false advertising on the Hotel’s part if you ask me.

We make our way to the small shack that is, “check in” (it is literally a small shack in the middle of the parking lot) and we are greeted by a nice man standing behind plexy glass, something you might see if you were to go visit someone in prison! I give the nice man my name and he looks for our reservation, he can’t find it, I am perplexed, I mean, this is the AMERICAN Inn. The last thing I needed after the ticket fiasco was to not have a place to sleep! After some thinking and a quick look out the window at the hotel’s sign, it is discovered we are at the wrong hotel! THANK GOD! I mean, I’m no sissy but this place was SCARY, like something straight out of a Wes Craven movie. We high tailed it out of the shack and down the road to our actual hotel the AMERICINN! Pronounced the same, but definitely not the same.

After all of that, we made it to the venue and proceeded to rock our faces off! It was a beautiful day filled with AMAZING MUSIC! The Pretty Reckless was on point, Papa Roach was INTENSE, and Soundgarden took me straight back to the 90’s. Oh and………we drank beer, LOTS OF BEER, my liver is pretty pissed of at me right now, along with the rest off my body. But I give zero F’S, it was all totally worth it!!

The Pretty Reckless

Papa Roach

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Soundgarden

​Because when there is a huge tent with NOBODY under it, you dance. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Rockfest

  1. What a fun post to document your adventures! I attend music festivals regularly, but have never been to Rockfest before. My liver also gets a little upset when I drink more alcohol than I should. It sucks getting older haha

  2. We love attending concerts, country artists are our favorite and if the concert is outdoors even better! Super glad that sad place was not your hotel, ick…

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