Made it through the weekend! (sorta).
Went to Riot Fest this weekend and had a pretty good time, except for my social anxiety getting in the way. I forgot how many people would be there and it definitely got overwhelming, which explains me having to leave early both days. Regardless, when I was there I had a lot of fun! Saturday was not as fun though, especially since it poured rain and I thought it would be a good idea to only bring a hoodie and not a poncho. I ended up being pretty miserable (and wet), and left shortly after that. I didn't get to see Alexisonfire (so mad) but I did get to see some other pretty awesome bands.
Sunday was a much better day. The weather was much nicer and I was feeling pretty good about the day. My boyfriend and I found a spot near one of the two main stages and hung out there for a couple hours. After walking around and getting food/beer (which I think I spent all my money on), the park started to get really packed and I was getting uncomfortable. We ended up leaving mid-way through the day as it was all becoming too much but I got a pretty awesome Alexisonfire tank before heading out.
I am happy about the bands that I did get to see, especially Andrew W.K. and Moneen. I think the best part about going to these two-day festivals and hanging out at the park all day is all of the other bands you get to hear that you didn't know about before. I got to learn about a bunch of bands that I wasn't aware even existed so that was pretty cool.
I do wish my social anxiety wasn't so bad and that I could actually handle crowds but I am pretty pleased with myself and the fact that I stayed for the better half of both days. Now I just need to work on staying the full time but I'll get there....slowly.