The M3 Festival in Columbia, Maryland is less than two weeks away. The festival takes place on May 14, 2011, with a shorter "Kix-Off" party on May 13, 2011. Personally, I cannot wait to attend this year's event, and I am expecting a completly different experience than last year.
Last year, on the day tickets went on sale, I got extremely lucky, in that I pulled front row center tickets to the event. Real, legitimate front row center seats. Never in my life have I been in the front row, so to land such amazing seats for an all-day festival of amazing bands was unbelievable. As such, it goes without saying that I spent the majority of the day in my seat, watching the sets on the main stage from only a couple of feet away. I remember being less than five feet from Tom Keifer while he was singing "Coming Home" and thinking how amazing those seats were. Far and away, it was my best concert experience to date.
However, as great as that day was, I cannot help but think that I missed out on so many other aspects of the festival environment. I only ventured away from my seats for a short while, to briefly check out the grounds and to visit with Allyson, her husband, and Christian. I didn't experience the freak show nor did I watch any of the second stage bands. I didn't walk the lawn and talk to random people. To me, the day was based solely on the music, because I know the odds of me ever getting seats like that again are slim (to say the least).
Oh, and if you still want to attend the event - tickets are still available! Come say "hi" to the Bring Back Glam! crew.