Tuesday, May 28, 2013
More festivals, please!
So now I am back home in Tucson, have been for just over a week. I didn't intend to not post any updates, but I had a custom jewelry order to fill, and friends to catch up with, and work to do, and of course, the usual post-vacation mixed feelings. On the one hand, there's all the warm fuzzy memories, but on the other, back to the daily grind. *sigh*
Not that my "daily grind" has been particularly awful. Hours of dance class, a quick jaunt up to Phoenix to see my best friend before her vacation, lots of chat about how amazing Tribal Fest was, make jewelry for a fellow dancer, snuggle my corgis and cats, and read lots of books. And of course the slow unpacking and post-vacation laundry, and wondering where I'm going to put all of these wonderful new costumes (and when will I wear them?).
I'm already daydreaming about my next chance to attend a dance festival (probably the Las Vegas Intensive in Sept). When I got together with Jolie to tell her about my TF experience, she asked if I was thinking of going to other events in the future and I rattled off probably 8 or 9, only to later realize that it wasn't even all of the things I'd like to attend. There are so many fun-sound dance festivals, intensives, workshop weeks (Mira! In Mexico!) and I just want to be at all of them! Learning, shopping, making new friends, learning some more, watching performances, maybe performing myself?
Although I know I want to go to Tribal Fest again next year, I also know I don't want to fall into a rut of that being the only event I go to. I want to see different places and different teachers and different performers. Depending on the workshop offerings, maybe a shorter TF visit will be in order, to leave more money to attend another event or two as well. Whatever I decide to do, you know you'll see it on this blog!