Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thunder on the Rock

This weekend was the experience of a lifetime. I'm not sure how many of you out there have been to a true biker rally. Let me say they are wild. I went to my first one this weekend with a two of my best friends and one of their husbands (who is a biker). It was like what I've thought Woodstock must have been like. Amazing.
First off Monteagle TN where the rally took place was beautiful. Very scenic. The drive was fun and filled with a brilliant vista of beginning summer colors. When we arrived we parked in an outside lot as we were in a truck and only motorcycles were allowed in. A wonderful santa clause looking man gave us a ride in his golf cart to the main field where all the music entertainment was to be held. At first he was telling us how to get shots and beads and all kinds of things...Then we told him we weren't going to be flashing. LOL
He was great, didn't bat an eyelash. Just told us where not to go and what not to do. He made sure we were okay when he dropped us off and told us where to find him when we were ready to leave.
Main field was full of people from every walk of life. Young, old, black, white, clean cut, scruffy. Everyone. The smell of beer and pot were there but not over whelming. What I loved the most was the way people were so friendly. (and yes I'm sure the beverages had something to do with that) But what I saw was total acceptance. Everyone was free to do as they pleased, be who they wanted and no one judged. People were polite. Men may have asked to see your boobs but were still smiling and laughing when you told them no thanks.
I felt like a kid gawking as I looked around and tried to soak in the atmosphere. The entertainment was wonderful as well. There was a fantastic new discovery names Sam Hughes. The kid had an amazing voice that I hope to hear lots more of.
So I learned that I'm not a biker chick. But that was okay with them. And I had a great time. So great that I just might have to pen a book about it! LOL

Lacey Thorn
It's your world...unlaced


Anny Cook said...

Sounds like fun...even without the boob flashing!

Amber Skyze said...

You hit the nail right on the head. They are they most friendly group of people I've ever met. I went to one rally almost 10 yrs ago in Lake George, NY. Had the time of my life. And no I'm not a biker chick or boob flasher either!