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Farm Aid

I have done a few things in my life but going to an all day, outdoor, music festival was not one of them. I was thinking of things to do to surprise Eric, when on the radio I heard about this Farm Aid Concert. It was to benefit family farmers, and was headed up by Kenny Chesney, John Cougar Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, and best of all Dave Matthews. I knew that Eric would kill for tickets to this show, and he had no idea it even existed. I went to the mall and got tickets from ticketmaster. All the tickets were general admission lawn seats, so I really didn't know what I was getting.

I told Eric about it as a surprise and at school we found out that right after I bought the tickets they sold out. Everyone at school wanted tickets because it was going to be a Dave Matthews solo show. That means that it wasn't the Dave Matthews Band, but just Dave Matthews alone with his guitar singing all his songs acoustically. That has almost never happened. Everyone wanted to know how we got tickets; only one other person was able to get them. Dan papas and his girlfriend were going as well.

The day of the concert was actually a Sunday, and we had school the next day. We actually passed Dan and his Girlfriend on the expressway on the way there. The show was supposed to start at noon, so we got there at about eleven. We thought that we would get there early and beat the crowds; the only problem was that so did thirty thousand other people. They didn't even open the gates until twelve o clock and that was supposed to be the time that the show started. When we got there, there were huge lines forming because they had opened the tents for all the merchandise you could buy. By some strange coincidence we were in line behind people I knew as well. When we got into the tweeter center, there were just masses of people all around, thousands upon thousands of people all there for the music. After two four dollar hot dogs and a six dollar sprite, we made our way to the lawn to see what kind of position we could get. That day was one of the hottest all summer. We stood in line with about a thousand other people to get our official "Farm Aid T-Shirts" for twenty five dollars a pop. Then went to rent lawn chairs and find a good seat. We sat pretty far up for most of the show, but when Dave came on Eric grabbed my hand and pulled me all the way down to the front of

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