Summer Weekend 7/18-7/20

I’ve had a pretty eventful time since my boyfriend came into town earlier this week, especially this past weekend. I’ve found documenting these events on my phone are way easier than lugging my camera around, so I’ve managed a lot more photo/video of what I’ve been up to.

Friday

I took my boyfriend to Lakeside, a small amusement part in an older part of town. It was built in 1908 and retains a lot of vintage charm, especially in its art deco style. I think I may have had more fun exploring the old parts of the park than actually riding anything, although we did that as well. It was a warm  summer night, perfect for the festivities, which included ice cream and funnel cake (after we rode the Tilt-a-Whirl and Scrambler, thankfully)

Saturday

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There wasn’t much going on that day, as I spent most of it preparing for that night. I got my brother and I tickets to a live show of the podcast Welcome to Night Vale, which if you don’t know about, you need to immediately start listening to (It’s free, after all)

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The live show was so much more amazing than I expected. The musical guest, Eliza Rickman, was wonderfully whimsical and complimented the show. The show itself? Fantastic.  I love how they altered it ever-so-slightly to enhance the fact it was live, and they utilized the crowd in a really fun way. Unfortunately with the lightning, my stage photos weren’t as great. But at least I have the memories?

Just Cecil

Just Cecil

Cecil and Carlos

Cecil and Carlos

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

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Capping off the weekend was the annual Dragon Boat Festival. Though it’s based on a traditional Chinese event, it’s become Colorado’s all-Asian fest, with food and entertainment from all over the region. It’s definitely grown A LOT since I first attended, and it was hot as all get-out, but worth the trek to the lake for.

Here, here, and here are some videos I took of assorted performances I watched.

Probably one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time.

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