Country Thunder Canyon Moon Ranch in Florence, Arizona Friday, April 13, 2012
I'm not superstitious, but it's hard to brush off the supreme bad luck I had on Friday the 13th, attempting to drive my Nissian Maxima to Day 2 of the four-day country festival Country Thunder. I'm from Houston, and was curious how it would stack up against Livestock and Rodeo where I come from. Stacks up pretty well -- Country Thunder has years of experience under its belt, marquee names like Jake Owen and Big and Rich, and a reputation for one of the wildest parties in the West.
But if you're not entirely sure where you're headed, it can be kind of a nightmare to get to. I'll probably tell my kids the story of my adventure one day, about how my GPS lead me off-roading, about being stuck for more than an hour on Mineral Mountain Road, and how eventually I stumbled upon a massive confluence of country fans, revelers, and music in a field out in Florence.