SciTrek- A hands-on science and
technology center. Interesting but better for the children.
Stone Mountain Park -
includes a civil war war museum, a giant granite rock with gondola, Confederate Memorial Carving and
a 3200-acre park with excellent natural and historical events. For my first visit we took the
gondola to the top for a great view and we saw a fantastic LASAR show. The second time we climbed
the rock and wore ourselves out.
Zoo Atlanta - It is a little strange to see black and red Zebras and Giraffes that are mostly red, but that's what you get when you build a zoo on Georgia red clay. It is a nice zoo never the less. I enjoyed seeing the famous Willie B. The train and Ben & Jerry's ice cream really complete the event.
Atlanta Dogwood Festival
- "A springtime celebration dedicated to the enhancement of the environment through education,
awareness and community involvement." In other words free concerts in Piedmont park
with arts booths, beer, and food.
Black College Spring Break or "Freaknick"
- It is suppose to be a week of fun, instead I saw a bunch of drunks being stupid. I watched an
attempted rape live on TV, someone hit my car with a bottle, and the streets and highways were
backed up for miles. NOT my idea of college fun. Atlanta is considering canceling it.
DragonCon - A 4-day science fiction convention complete with panel discussions, gaming, celebrities, costume contests, and music concerts. See my
1999 Recap and Gallery or
1998 Review for more info.
World Horror Con 99 - A
horror convention with Authors signing autographs, seminars, Art for sale (Paintings, sculpture,
and photographs), musical concerts, and performance art courtesy of the
Secret Room) and PURGE. It was broadcast live on Live On the Net
Georgia Renaissance Festival
- Jousting, sword fighting, magic, Wow it was fun. The Dead Bob Show would have been
more fun if I hadn't been "BOBMOTIZED." We also enjoyed the music of
Andy Offutt Irwin. Well worth going
back again and again. The shops and food were really cool. Ask me how I blew $224.
Hot & Spicy Festival
- The annual Festival at Dobbins Air Force Base/
Naval Air Station Atlanta.
Cheap Trick, Georgia Satellites, and Wil's Drama were the bands: 40 restaurants provided the food.
It was a lot of fun. I'll remember a lawn chair next year.
Powers' Crossroads Country Arts Festival - It was fun, but pretty
much the same as all the other arts and crafts fairs. I'm not sure it was worth the 45 minute
Virginia-Highland Summerfest - This interesting street-fair is named after the
intersection of two Atlanta streets that anchor an eclectic neighborhood. About 200 artists had
booths, especially popular were paintings, photos, and bird-houses. I was mostly interested in
the concert in the park.