06 July 2012
Tuesday night, we fought the crowds and heat of Summerfest. An event, that as a Wisconsinite, I have oddly never attended. Crowds and heat are usually a good enough excuse to keep me away. But DeVotchKa was playing, and they were on my short list of "must see live" bands. Luckily, they didn't play until 10 pm so the temps were cooling off (down to the 90ºs), and I didn't have school the next day. AND only $16 a person! (Well, plus $10 for parking, plus I needed to have a t-shirt to commemorate it, naturally.) The show was fantastic!! We watched the fireworks just behind us over the lake before it started, and they hadn't stopped yet when DeVotchKa hit the stage! It was quite the light show.
We got to bed at 2 am. Then at 5, I woke up abruptly with a pain in my eye. It felt like someone plucked out my eye, sandpapered it a bit, then popped it back in. I flushed it with water for a while but that didn't help. It hurt to move it and I couldn't keep it open. By noon, I gave in and went to urgent care. It took them two hours to tell me my cornea was scratched. How one scratches their cornea in the middle of the night is anybody's guess. It might've been some tiny piece of summerfest flew in my eye, bidding it's time. Turning my head on the pillow might have been all it needed.
So, all in all, the fourth was a bust. But it didn't really affect our plans of sitting in front of the air conditioning all day.
It's all better now, btw. "Corneas heal quickly," I was told.
I can confirm.
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