What she won: A family four-pack of tickets to the Carolina Renaissance Festival, open weekends through Nov. 16 off Poplar Tent Road in Huntersville.
What she told us after attending: “We had such a wonderful time. I love the Renaissance Festival, and the feeling of stepping back in time to a different era. I especially welcomed that this year with the way the economy is; it helps to be able to go somewhere and let go of the worries if not but for just a day. It was nice to see all the people dressed up and having a good time.
“The food was great, too; choices from huge turkey legs, bread bowls filled with soups and stews, roasted corn, steak on a stick, baked scotch eggs, crepes, and my fave: baked apple dumplings with ice cream. Oh, how our bellies ached with all the scrumptious foods – and let's not forget the beer too.
“The shows were great as well. (There are) all kinds for all ages. The jousting event is always one of my faves, in addition to the show … about the birds of prey; having those birds fly right over your head – and being able to get up close to them – was spectacular. I can't wait to go back.”
What he won: A pair of lawn tickets to see Phil Lesh & Friends with the Allman Brothers Band at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre last Saturday.
What he told us after the show: “Bringing together the Allman Brothers and Phil Lesh & Friends (a.k.a. the Grateful Dead) – bands that arose in the wonderfully creative and turbulent '60s – was awesome. These two bands were part of a dream creation of what I and many others would call psychedelic jam music. This music has endured and influenced artists and music lovers for over 40 years.
“Both bands delivered powerful performances with old and young artists, vintage and new tunes, and long, innovative jams. A huge thanks to Gregg (Allman) for “Dreams” and “Whipping Post,” to Phil for my all-time favorite song, “Dark Star,” and (to) the prophetic “Uncle John's Band.”