This year, however, I'm concerned. While normally I can handle the fatigue, heat, bathroom lines and wear and tear on my body, this year I'm not quite sure how Baby B and me are going to get through three solid days of standing/sweating/peeing non-stop. Add to that the lesser-than-average lineup, whose biggest draws include Dave Matthews Band (I know what you're thinking - you've got to be kidding me, right? Don't worry - we're all on the same page there!), Citizen Cope (one show I'm extremely excited for), Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Phoenix, Kings of Leon and John Legend, and I'm seriously contemplating what to do.
Will I regret it if I sell my three-day pass, knowing full well that this is the last year I'll be able to go without a kiddo in tow? Shit yeah! Do I have my doubts about being able to hang out in mid-90-plus degree weather, for 12+ hours a day, for three straight days? Uh, yeah. I was thinking of perhaps selling my three-day pass (they can pull in upwards of $250) and buying a one-day pass for Friday, since there are some bands that day I'd like to see, but I know that when I'm sitting at home by myself all weekend while my friends live it up at ACL, I'll feel more left out than I do right now at a keg party, capiche?
I'm feeling fairly certain at this point that I'll keep my three-day pass and just pray for the best, taking things day by day. Of course, if I start to have any contractions, or my body swells up like a balloon, I'll know to sit things out after that, but I'm hoping that with a little common sense, a lot of water (and equal amounts of playing the pregnancy 'let me cut in line' card), I may be able to pull it off. What do you think?