Bunbury Saturday.

After the dropping the buddies at Best Friends, we made it downtown and checked into our room for the weekend at the Renaissance Hotel in the old Bartlett Building at the corner of Walnut and Fourth Streets. Our room was really nice…

And then we walked down to Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove to experience the big fun musical excitement of Bunbury Music Festival

Genifer got us VIP tickets…

One of the best parts of being VIP was how close you could get to the stage…

One of the first bands we got to listen to was the band we were the most excited about, Third Eye Blind

It was the first time I’ve ever seen them live, and they were awesome! I took a handful of videos of their performance. After Third Eye Blind finished, we walked across Sawyer to the other big stage. It was kind of a mess to get to over to the other stage. There were really three paths: One to the right through the people waiting in long lines for food, one to the left through the people waiting in lines for the bathrooms or through the center through the people listening to the music. We waded through the sea of people waiting in lines for the restrooms and eventually made it to the other VIP area…

The Saturday night headliner was Incubus…

There were so many great bands that played tonight. It was really a fantastic time. And once again, Third Eye Blind was just terrific. They were the highlight of our Bunbury Saturday. After Incubus completed their set, we walked from Sawyer Point back up from the riverfront into Central Business District, down Fourth Street passed our hotel to get some late night Dominos pizza…

We used to get Dominos pizza all the time when we lived downtown. Dominos pizza is one of the few things we miss about not living downtown. Because Dominos pizza is so good and so cheap…

And then we went back to the hotel to eat our delicious pizza and then we were off to bed. It was a really great Saturday of music at Bunbury Music Festival. 😀🎸🎶🍕❤️

Fourth of July.

Today was the annual Northside Fourth of July Parade. Last year, we skipped the parade because it was raining. And we were trying to get situated after just moving into our house. The weather this year wasmaybe a little on the warm side but pretty perfect. The parade was scheduled to step off from way up Hamilton Avenue at noon. So we walked down Pullan Avenue to try to stake out a spot streetside about fifteen minutes beforehand…

While we stood there waiting for our first glimpse of the parade, more and more people continued to line the sides of the street…

There was still no sign of the parade coming down the hill as we continued to bake in the hot noon sun…

So we started walking down Hamilton Avenue towards Hoffner Park…

Instead of standing with the masses, we walked down to Chase Avenue and proceeded over Northside Yacht Club. NSYC was having a Fourth of July USA beer & burger party with a Rhinegeist tap takeover

Genifer had the Burrito Mexican Lager. I had the Maracuja Gose with Passionfruit. And we shared in the legendary NSYC Burger awesomeness…

That was a really great burger! Afterwards, we walked over to Urban Artifact

And then we stopped back through Northside Rock n’ Roll Carnival for a little bit…

When we got home, we ordered a delicious NYPD Stationhouse pizza…

When we got upstairs, we could hear fireworks all around us but we couldn’t see any…

But then we started to see some from our bedroom window…

We had a great Fourth of July enjoying all things Northside. Maybe we’ll watch the parade next year. 😀🍔🍺🍻🎸🍕🇺🇸

Northside Rock n’ Roll Carnival.

This evening we walked down Hamilton Avenue to Jacob Hoffner Park in Northside to check out the Northside Rock n’ Roll Carnival in a celebration of all things 45223…

We got a couple of tokens for beer…

Because they had Urban Artifact’s Keypunch on tap!

The first Keypunch of the summer…

Northside’s NYPD and Bridges were serving food…

And so were Dojo Gelato and Red Sesame…

We got some delicious Red Sesame chicken tacos…

They had some pretty neat Northside Rock n’ Roll Carnival t-shirts…

And the proceeds from the t-shirts went to Happen and Bread Winner

Django Western Taco was also serving food as well…

We had to get a jerk chicken torta with pineapple and elote corn on the cob…

There was a large collection of really diverse and interesting bands all with very unique and distinctly different sounds…

What an incredibly fun celebration of the Northside community. 😀❤️🇺🇸

Bunbury x 21C.

Despite not being big fans of any bands at this year’s Bunbury Music Festival, we bought tickets for the Sunday lineup featuring Thirty Seconds to Mars, The 1975 and Muse among others. We also had a gift card to 21C Museum Hotel downtown on Walnut Street that my work gave us as a wedding present. If you combine the Bunbury and staying downtown at 21C that sounds like a pretty awesome Sunday.

Genifer’s mom, Geri was kind enough to watch Oscar for the evening as well as drop us off at 21C downtown…

Our room was all the way up on the tenth floor…

Drumroll…

It was such an incredible room that really wasn’t all that much smaller than our old apartment. We sat around for a bit and enjoyed our new digs as watched some of the Reds game in our plush, swanky, new home for the night…

And then we went to get a couple of burgers at BRU…

Before we walked down to Sawyer Point to check out Bunbury…

Surprisingly, this is the only photo my camera strap made it into…

We checked out the view from the top of this Miller Lite bar…

Holy geez was that ladder to the roof rickety…

I ended up using four different cameras at Bunbury. I used the camera on my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and my Samsung Galaxy S. But mostly I used my old point & shoot Canon SX280 to take the majority of photos because of its’ toy camera effect with the dark cornervignetting, blurriness and other distortions like in the photos above and below…

I also took some photos with my Polaroid CUBE…

I also took this video with my CUBE of people just walking passed us as we were people watching while Thirty Seconds to Mars was playing…

Bunbury was such a good time! So much fun. So much great music. We headed home…

And we ordered some Domino’s pizza because Domino’s doesn’t deliver to Northside…

😍❤️

It was kind of weird waking up in downtown Cincinnati again. It definitely had a very distinct deja vu feeling to it…

Especially since you could actually see our old apartment building two blocks away…

I’m going to have to try to source these pillows…

And then Geri and Oscar picked us up, and took us home. And that was that. 🙂

Thank you to Geri for watching Oscar and providing our ground transportation and thank you to Deskey for the wonderful 21C gift card. It made an amazing evening unforgettable on a pretty epic scale! 😀❤️🎼💤

Click to see all the photos we took at Bunbury and 21C.