Friday, June 19th at Terminal West. This June foray into electronic rock madness didn’t disappoint. The both brought all the dancey, rocky, indie, electronic-y goodness that you would expect and we loved every minute. The stars won’t alight like this again. The cosmos must have parted. It was #Stokesmoon. I’m so glad we got to witness it in all it’s glory.
By Liz and John Attaway
We charlestoned our way to the Atlanta Freight Depot on Saturday, April 25th for the annual Night of Spectacles. We’ve been going to this event for years and enjoy helping fellow Georgians get the eye wear and surgeries they can’t do without the help of the Georgia Lion Lighthouse. This year was a roaring twenties theme that highlighted a full seated dinner, fun fashion show, and live entertainment. The highlight of the evening was Blair Crimmins and the Hookers who put on a stellar show and the perfect companion to the twenties theme.
By Liz and John Attaway
We traveled to the Ga Ren Fest on Saturday, April 18th. We planned on scouting out everything we wanted to do on the Cosplay Weekend when we were going back, but that didn’t happen as life got in the way. Of the things we did do this fun day, the highlights included food on a stick: meat, meatballs, candy, chicken, hot dogs, and bacon. It was anything you wanted you could get fried and on a stick. As far as the highlight event: The Joust, of course. Since this was the toga weekend, there were chariots, and I imagine each week had a special theme twist. The good guy won and everyone went home happy (with the Nun’s Bible song in their head).
Oakhurst turned out to be a cute little town! Being our first real wine crawl and festival, it had everything from Pinot Noirs to Pinot Grigios, as well as every type in between. Liz’s favorite was the Pepi Pinot Grigio, for white wine lovers everywhere!
What made it even better was the festival extended out to local, near-by restaurants with their own wine tastings, which included two we crawled to: Universal Joint and Steinbeck’s. We’ll adventure there again another day!
Terrapin Wake-n-Bake is the best beer on the planet and we traveled to Athens, GA on Saturday, January 17th to partake in their annual Wake-N-Bake Off.
Our favorite home bakers were Megan Buck and Luke Starr with their Wake-N-Bake Oreo Truffels and Wake-N-Bake Bomb Boozie Cupcakes by Jennifer Wyatt .
In the restaurant category, the highlight of the restaurant category was 5&10’s Dark Side of the Moon Pie.
Good burgers, good beers, and a fun carnival atmosphere were a win all the way around. The highlights were: The best burger in Atlanta, The Sublime Donut Burger paired with the Clown Shoes Imperial Stout (and one Porter) flight = best.meal.ever. It also didn’t hurt that there were fire wielders, circus acts, and acrobats on hand.
If you would have told us ten years ago we would be seeing Soundgarden and NIN in the same concert, we would have not believed you. Both bands rose to the occasion with a full concert under the Lakewood Amphitheater awning. Highlights included: Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and “Fell on Black Days,” as well and NIN’s Trent Reznor playing the piano live to introduce “Everyday is Exactly the Same” and of course, “Closer.” Things you don’t see every day.
In our third year going, the annual (and really, only) zombie pub crawl is always a whole lot of fun. This year’s highlights included the zombie D.J. booth, zombies, and zombies. You can never get enough. Enjoy the show.