Sunday, September 20, 2009

Chapter 4 - The Yellow Dirty Festival - The final chapter

The sales for Saturday and Sunday were less than desirable, They had no idea how anyone other than the guy that sold the weather vains made any money, cause the girls sure as s*&t did not.

So many artists had told them in previous years they had made enough dollars to buy a newer car....yeah right....maybe a car without an engine.

The dismantle was no fun, they try to laugh, but as they removed the jewelry from the display the lines it left from the dirt was UNBELIEVABLE !!! You can not begin to imagine just how dirty everything got. And NO OTHER ARTISTS had EVER mentioned this, and they could only guess that those artists had made so much money that the dirt did not matter. HMMMM.....they sure did not....sad

So as they were packing everything up and trying to avoid packing grand daddy long leg spiders in the bins, one of the girls got stung in the crouch area by a nasty bee and then she wet herself and was screaming and leaping around. One of the other girls ran around to get a cigarette for the tobacco to put on the sting.

Now it is starting to get dark and even though they had lights, they had to turn them off so that they could cool off to be packed and so they clipped 2 lights to the chairs to finish packing up.

Then after cramming 2 vans with their displays, tents and merchandise. It was time to get the last 2 lights and extension cords. It was around 9:30pm , so they turned on one of the vehicles headlights and drew straws to see WHO would turn off the lights.

You see there where hundreds of bugs swarming around the lights....yes hundreds.

So, I hope that you have enjoyed this little story and that if you have ever wanted to do the Yellow Daisy Festival, you have been warned !

P.S. The festival is well organized and the people who volunteer are GREAT !!!
Also we met The Negron family who supplied the festival with 3 VERY NICE bathroom trailers.
These were wonderful, clean, attended and had A/C, running hot and cold water, soap and music !!! Thank you PORTA TOILETS OF ROME !!!!! WE LOVE YOU !!!
Oh and thank goodness for the BEER tent !!

The girls welcome all and any comments !

The Yellow Dirty Festival - Chapter 3

So in anticipation of a busy Friday, the girls arrive early to be ready for the crowds. Thursday had been so busy.....but as the day went on they crowds were not as they had expected and they notice that there seemed to be a lot of dirt accumulating on there displays.....Later that night as they were home they noticed blowing their was black !!!! They had never had Black Boogers !!! So you can just imagine how much dirt was in their booth, on their displays and on their jewelry !!! They were not very happy. But they were excited and looking for a GREAT saturday and sunday !.....right

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chapter 2 - Yellow Dirty Festival

The girls were so excited that they got there at 8am the next morning. Ready for the crowds of people to come and buy their creations. Even though the ants were marching in their booth and the grand daddy long legs spiders were there too, they did have a good amount of customers shopping the first day of the show.

Other artists seemed to enjoyed the unusual crowd of people, shopping and buying.

It was a good first day !!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Story - The Yellow Dirty Festival.........

Chapter 1

This is the story of 4 girls that set out to do the Yellow Dirty Festival. They had worked so hard all summer long. Creating new jewelry designs, making new beads to go into their designs. They were so excited as it got closer to the day of the set-up for the show.

That day finally came and they went out into the woods to set up their exhibit and jewelry for this great 4 day show. They took 2 long days to set everything up , just so it was perfect and everything looked great! One of the girls drove 45 minutes one way to get to the show, so she had to get up even earlier then the other ones, and also got home much later than the others.

But that did not matter as they were all very excited. They had heard from many other artists that this was the BIGGEST, BEST and most PROFITABLE show. In fact some artists called it the " New Car Show", meaning that you could make enough to purchase a new car. Hmmm.....

Chapter 2 .... tomorrow, check back then.....