You can take the boy out of Kentucky, but you can’t take Kentucky out of the boy, especially when it comes to music. My husband is a big fan of bluegrass music, and has converted me over the years. Fortunately, Planet Bluegrass offers a few bluegrass festivals in Colorado, the biggest being The Telluride Bluegrass Festival. It also produces Rocky Grass, a three-day bluegrass festival in Lyons, Colo., which is about an hour north of our home. We had fun at the festival we went to a couple of years ago, so we decided to go again last Friday.
Since then, bluegrass music seems to have grown wildly popular because the festival was jam-packed. Either that, or people just want an excuse to drink beer and wear Grateful Dead t-shirts over their swim suits while they wade in a stream.
As much as I wanted to feel the love, I just felt stressed. Making my way through a swarm of mellow, happy people with two hot, whiny kids in tow wore me out.
But once we set up base camp under a tree, I could listen to the music and knit while Ethan and James played in the stream next to us. Finally, the mellow, hippie vibe took hold.
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