There were two festivals going on in Atlanta this weekend – The Dogwood Festival and the Sweetwater 420 Festival. I opted to go to the Sweetwater one for the sole reason that I thought it would be easier to park. After a brief nap yesterday, I drove down to Candler Park to meet up with my friend Danny. Now 420 has a double meaning here in Atlanta. You might think of one thing when I say 420 (google it if you have no idea what I’m talking about!) but here it’s mostly referring to a popular local beer – Sweetwater 420. Although, the festival does have a hippie-like vibe.
In addition to meeting up with my friend Danny and one of his friends, I also met up with Laura, who had run the Sweetwater 5K earlier that morning and was hanging out at the festival with friends.
I’m not sure what’s up with my expression in that picture. Mid-sentence perhaps? We chatted for a half hour or so and then parted ways and went off to explore the festival. There were lots of people.
And bands playing, although at the time that we were there, I didn’t recognize any of them.
There was food.
And a row of booths with people selling homemade goods and art. I didn’t buy any art, but I did get Murphy a present.
To be completely honest, I was sort of tempted to taste it, but I refrained!
We stayed at the festival for about 2.5 hours before walking a half mile or so to Little 5 Points to get some food. I was starving. After dinner, Danny and his friend were planning on going out, but Grandma over here had enough and went home to my couch instead! Throughout the course of the day, I had three beers and that was plenty!