The Adventures and Misadventures of a Neer Do Well Artist Living in Baltimore.

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I am a visual artist and writer living in Baltimore. I don't have any artist friends. Frankly, artists scare me, there so darn flaky. The above picture is either of me or proof that I'm a pretty decent artist. My goal is to be a self sufficient artist, whereas I wouldn't have to do something else in the day in order to eke out an existence. I also like to attend various cultural events around town. I go to plays, the symphony, etc. Also, I have Asperger's Syndrome. I found this out recently and it has explained a heck of a lot as to why I am as I am.

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Did not do overtime today because of Virgin Festival. The headlining acts for Saturday are The Beastie Boys and The Police. At first I was not sure if I was going to go but changed my mind last minute. Afterall, how often will I get the opportunity to see The Police?<[p> It was brutally hot. I left for the show around 5PM. I started off over my fathers house then one of my nieces showed up and offered to drive me home. I accepted. I do not know why I did not tell her that I was headed to Pimlico. The main reason I went was to see The Police. I felt sad that I missed because I was afraid of the heat. I also missed Amy Winehouse. I wanted to get there just as the sun was cooling down. I bought two water bottles with me. One was a tall bottle the other was a flavoured water. I was not sure if they would accept the flavoured water but they did. I also bought along a box of Kelloggs Special K bars in case I get hungry. My main personal goal was not to eat or do anything that would lead me to having to use a porta potty. So I spent the evening taking small sips of water and nibbling on the breakfast bars. Mainly I just sweated a lot. Luckily, they had cooling tents set up at Pimlico. This helped a little to relieve the heat.

The Beastie Boys looked like nice clean men. Loved the suits. They looked pretty classy. As I was walking around the grounds I could have sworn I saw a man who looked a little like Kirk McKuen formerly of the 98 Rock Morning Show. Everytime I go to events like this I find myself looking around to see if there are any other people of colour around. I saw a couple. So I was not the only black girl there. I also saw a man who looked like Kirk McKuen. I guess it was OK for him to be because in truth the event was sponsored by Virgin Mobile not 98 Rock who advertised the concert adnauseum. Also WTMD was promoting as well. It was not the HFStival. Which I believe McKuen was spotted at several years ago. The HFStival was a concert festival that was put on by the legendary now defunct WHFS.

I hope that Richard Branson, the crazy billionaire that owns Virgin, decides to hold the concert again next year in Baltimore. However, next year I hope its held in September like last years concert was. I do not recall the weather being so brutal last year. Or perhaps they could hold it in May like the the HFStival was held.

Overall best dressed band goes to the Beastie Boys. I was not sure how I would be let in for the next day because I bought a two day pass. They just give you one ticket. Sadly, I had to miss my new favourite group, The Fratelli’s due to fear of heat. When they hit the stage the sun will be at maximum strength. Also missed the legendary Cheap Trick. I have a couple of their songs on my iPod. I have Surrender, The Dream Police, and I Want You To Want Me. I have no plans of ever downloading their wimpy power ballad comeback song, The Flame. I’m not that sensitive of a chick. Remember my all time favourite band is The Clash and The Clash never did any wimpy power ballads. All their stuff is uptempo.


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