Ziegfest Behind The Scenes

By: Toni Harrison
By: Toni Harrison

Texas bar-b-que and Texas country, both were a major part of Ziegfest Sunday at Lake Bryan.

"Just having a good time watching all these Texas country artists," said Jeremy Bobbitt, Ziegfest visitor.

Bobbitt and his friends have come from Huntsville for Ziegfest for the past two years.

"My boss and all my buddy's came out here and we're just having a good time," said Bobbitt.

Behind the scenes, crew members and vendors were busy working.

"It's a lot of practice, a lot of time sitting and cleaning and preparing at least two hours before we get started out here," said Donald Brown, vendor.

Brown and his partner travel to festivals all over Texas to sell their jewelry and patches.

"The main thing is working to have a good time. As long as everybody has a good time, and behaves themselves, we don't mind it," said Brown.

With 13 bands performing, crews backstage were busy too.

"It's work, work is work," Ely Gonzalez.

Gonzalez is the stage manager for the Eli Young Band, he says his work backstage isn't easy,

"I don't think anybody realizes the type of work that goes on, especially on stage and backstage," said Gonzalez.

Even though Brown and and Gonzalez are at the festival for work, both say they wouldn't have it any other way.

"I don't think I could find myself doing any nine to five cubicle job no offense," said Gonzalez.

"Different festival, different people. Some are fun, some are not so fun, we have a good time wherever we go," said Brown.


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