Attended the Indy Irish Festival here in Indianapolis; it’s basically a music festival with a few merchandising opportunities thrown in. The music was good, the merchandise a little spotty but alright. I don’t want to make it seem like the artists were crap, just not a very wide selection. For those used to Renaissance Festivals (especially the large, several week affairs), it seemed a little tiny and lackluster from a crafters perspective.
The music, however, was very good and from quite a wide portion of the globe: Louisville, Dublin, Glasgow, parts of Canada…very nice. This was the only entertainment, though! There was a small children’s area, but I’m not counting that. I’m going to send them my information. They need a juggler at next year’s festival. And that juggler needs to be me. There was plenty of opportunity to entertain away from the music stages, so I think it might fly.
And later in the evening, we went to one of my favorite Blues Bars anywhere, The Slippery Noodle Inn. we arrived a bit early, had a bite to eat and a little bit to drink. Then we went to the back room and saw a great blues band from Chicago called the Groove.
Off to Cinci tomorrow, might check in on the aquarium there. Don’t know yet.