The Final Four is in Atlanta this weekend - bringing 100,000 basketball fans from all over the country to our fair city.
Hosting a major event like this is a huge deal - a money maker for Atlanta, for sure, and an opportunity to showcase the best of what our city has to offer.
My office happens to be right smack in the middle of all the excitement.
The basketball games don't really excite me - I have no dog in the fight, my bracket was busted up in the first round, and I'm more of a football girl anyway. But in addition to the games, the NCAA is hosting 3 days of FREE concerts in Centennial Park. My Morning Jacket, FREE, Zac Brown Band, FREE, Sting, FREE, Ludacris, FREE, Dave Matthews FREE.
With my love for live music, I should be bouncing off the walls right now. But for some reason, I can't even seem to get excited about free concerts.
What is wrong with me?!
Is it a sign of old age, or general crankiness, or something worse that I only allowing me to see the potential for crowds full of people, standstill traffic, and general chaos, instead of fun, music and excitement? I'm trying so hard to get pumped up, but every time I think of this weekend, it all just feels so exhausting.
I mean, I'm gonna go, even despite my less than mild interest, if only to prove to myself I'm still young enough to make an effort. Here's hoping my sour mood will turn around soon. I don't want to be this lame girl.
Happy Weekend! Happy Final Four Friday!