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A weekend that jammed

by Bert Beiswanger | Jun 28, 2012
As physically draining as Indian Market and Festival weekend can be for the Eiteljorg staff, ultimately, it’s always very satisfying and rewarding. The event is unlike any other festival in the city. I’m always amazed at what our staff is able to accomplish. It’s an all-hands-on-deck event and to say it’s a busy week for us is an understatement. The mere thought of adding anything else to the weekend calendar is tiring just to think about. But add to it I did.

When I found out back in April that same weekend would also feature a two-night stand at Klipsch Music Center (Deer Creek as it is commonly known by concert-going vets) by Dave Matthews Band, I didn’t flinch. The boys from Charlottesville, Virginia, took a rare year off in 2011, and there was no way I was going to miss the Friday and Saturday night shows (my 13th and 14th, respectively). Many thought I was nuts for even considering pulling off the wall-to-wall weekend, but those who know me well knew better. 

Honestly, the only time I felt weary was when I wasn’t at Indian Market or the concerts. The two events were refreshing and fueled me all weekend. By day I got to team-up with awesome co-workers and witness unique performances by Brulé and the Git-Hoan Dancers. By night, I got to experience the band I love delivering two powerful three hour performances. My wife and I left the DMB show Saturday night both saying it was the best concert we had ever experienced. And I left the weekend feeling as though it was one of the better weekends I had experienced in quite a long time. 

I figure I got about 10 hours of sleep on Friday and Saturday nights combined. But it just goes to show that if you’re enjoying what you’re doing, it’s easy to make The Best of What’s Around.

Bert Beiswanger, marketing manager (circa 1989)

1 Comment

  1. 1 Mina 25 Jul
    Kewl you suohld come up with that. Excellent!


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