So today was the songwriting contest for the Great Waters Folk Festival. I played "Fisherman's Daughter," which I had to do because it was the song that got me accepted to the contest, but also because I was going to play it anyway.
I came in 3rd!
This was accompanied by a check for $100, and the ability to put "3rd place - Great Waters Folk Festival 2008" in my bio/songwriter CV.
I've been entering these things for a few years now, and to finally have been accepted, and then to have actually placed, is a pretty awesome feeling. Also, I got to see Anais Mitchell
and Catie Curtis
from very close up, which was also quite cool.
Tomorrow will be breakfast with my parents (who also drove up to NH to see me play, and will now go visit family friends for a week), then the drive home, which will hopefully be better than the drive up, which I will not post about yet for fear of jinxing tomorrow's travel plans. I will provide details once I am safely back in Maryland.
An amusing/ironic sidenote: in the 2 weeks Erica and I have officially been living together, we have seen less of each other than we had in just about any random 2-week stretch from the previous few months. This needs to change.