MAYDAY PLAYDAY: Fun in Berlin, MD
What a surprise for me. Our first MayDay Play Day in Berlin, MD. I had always assumed based on the name that this event was a kids only kind of event. Not that I don’t love kids events. In fact I think kids get a lot more of the fun stuff – like hands on science and please touch museums. Why don’t they have hours when they are open just for adults (so I don’t’ have to feel bad about shoving kids out of my way)? But the fact is my kids are grown. So if I start hanging out at all the kids events, that I think are a boatload of fun, people my start to think that I am a little creepy.
Despite all of that, Brad and I decided to give MayDay PlayDay a shot. My first clue that maybe this wasn’t a kids only event; it was sponsored by Ocean 98.1. Not that I didn’t find kid stuff there too. There were games…mini cornhole, ring toss and a mini petting zoo. Now this really excited me because I think that goats are just the cutest and not only were there goats, there were baby goats.
If I ever have have a farm, I am having goats for sure!
But for grown ups, which I purport to be, there was beer, music, handcrafted jewelry and music.
I tried Burley Oak’s Child Labor for the first time. It’s an IPA that is not too hoppy, just right for me. Brad, who was looking for something more hoppy found one of his Burley Oak favorites, Aboriginal Gangster. Now, you can’t ask for much more than a beautiful warm night, cold beer and music. Fun was had by all.
The only thing missing…food. I was one hungry girl and this is the one place that PlayDay fell a little short for me because I was really, really hungry. I did grab a bag of my favorite Eastern Shore Kettle Korn, but I wanted dinner. So we headed over to Blacksmith, where we a had yummy dinner, but I had to miss some of the music.
MayDay PlayDay brought us 4 bands:
Bond and Bailey which we missed because we couldn’t get home from work early enough. Too bad because I thought they had a pretty cool look…so of course their music must be good.
Brother’s Keeper, which I really liked.
Stone Senate – which I missed most of due to the eating thing.
And Quincy Mumford and The Reason Why – these guys were good plus they have a cool name.
All in all not a bad night, with a nice variety of musical styles and great weather, but I’m hoping somebody has an outdoor food stand set up next year!