My meds were off. I was not getting the correct dosage. They've been corrected, and I wondered when they'd kick in. Then the Bottlerock weekend came up and kicked my ass with fun. I was front row for the Mowgli's (or as I call them, Amy Pond and the Time Lords... see the girl singer) who weren't as hippie as I thought. I had shit seats for Cage the Elephant, because I wanted to sit near the soundboard and grab the recordings as soon as possible, and I regret that because they really rocked the house. I didn't see Zella Day, or Young the Giant, but I did stand in the back for ZZ Ward, who is an incredible blues-influenced performer and two of her band have liked my pic on Instagram. I sat outside and waited for Michael Zanti to finish what sounded like either an enthusiastic set celebrating life and love, or an extremely punishing exercise class. He is pretty incredible.
I had All Access at the chateau, so I went upstairs to the kitchen to grab a drink on the last day. Just one band to record that day. A group of human locusts already hovered over the food display, devouring. A couple of them were on the balcony remarking how awesome the place was, and one remarked on my t-shirt and said he was into comics too, and we geeked for a bit while I munched on some fancy sandwich. Then I excused myself to go get ready for the show.
Turns out they were the show. I was chowing down on American Authors' nibbles with American Authors. While they are not quite the type of music I like, their show was phenomenal, particularly their cover of "Yellow" by Coldplay, I song I hate, but their version? Love.
This is a good job. I told my boss that I had a great time before leaving Sunday.
Then I got to work this morning and found out we're doing another Nickelback promotion.
I had doubts that the increase in my meds was working, it certainly would be unusual for it to start to affect me so quickly, but I received a notice on my phone this morning that would, at one time, would have sent my brain into a tizzy of trying to figure out why and what and how and what to do.
Today I just deleted it and walked on to work. Maybe the new dose is working after all. Or maybe it really was the first great weekend of many here.