On Saturday my urbexing buddies joined me to work the NOVA Brewfest in Manassas. It didn't seem so long ago that I'd worked the spring event but hey, I wasn't complaining. I love a beer festival. I was a bit miffed since I had been chosen to work the gate instead of pouring beer, but Richard was placed with me so we got on with the task in hand. It took a while for the punters to arrive, probably because it was so cold, but the low temperatures didn't hold them back for long and soon we had long lines of folks wanting admittance. And all with smiles on their faces. It's wonderful how happy the thought of beer drinking makes people, and even with tickets blowing away or us being slow at putting entry bracelets on wrists, nothing was going to dampen anyone's spirits. Richard and I worked together like a well oiled machine and before we knew it our 4 hours of work was over and we were let loose to reap our reward.
I headed straight for a beer tap and filled my glass, then we looked for the others. Before long we'd found everyone and set down to the serious business of beer tasting.
And then it was time to leave! The afternoon had whizzed by. Margie and Emily both had events to go to in DC so we wrapped it up and headed to the cars. As the sun was setting, the temperatures were dropping again so we were fine with leaving.
As we said our goodbyes, Margie handed out bags to me, Emily and Richard.