i was able to go to the fair with a few of my friends last saturday (k, b, and two who i’ve never talked about before: emily and adam). summer has come to a close, school started yesterday for me, and my best friends and i aren’t going to the same co-op anymore. it felt like a last hurrah. a toast to summer and all-nighters and lost loves. the happy ending to the chapter where we saw each other every friday. it was exciting and sad.
i met up with my friends in the barn with the poultry and rabbits. then we explored the art exhibit. we stood in line for about twenty minutes just to buy tickets for the rides. adam let a young woman cut in front of us because she offered him five dollars.
adam is quite weird. he kept bumping into us and trying to push us in front of oncoming golf carts. he got slapped often that night. i don’t feel bad for him.
we were going to fight each other — brawl right there in the middle of the street. i was pretty confident that i could beat him, but k and emily wouldn’t let us. they’re no fun.
fair food is greasy and too sweet and exactly the kind of thing to enjoy with friends. k and i shared a funnel cake.
zero gravity ride.
round and round like a horse on a carousel, we go. will i ever catch up to love? i could never tell. (carousel // melanie martinez)
the typhoon is my favorite ride at the fair. i didn’t get to go on it this time, though.
i kept trying to sneak pictures of my friends. k and adam got pretty ticked at me. :)
b had to leave before too long, which was a bit disappointing. we missed you, my dear.
the only ride we went on was the ferris wheel. we waited in line for about half an hour. it wasn’t that bad, really. we made fun of my friend’s deadbeat boyfriend who bailed on her, complained about the line a lot, etc. adam had a soda and was threatening to pour it on my head. i dared him to, because i would have been able to slap him for it without getting in trouble. but he was actually decent enough not to dump the soda on me (shocking!!).
cotton candy clouds.
the top of a ferris wheel at twilight is a sweet, romantic place, right? k was hoping to ruin someone’s date, so she started singing “i hate you, i love you, i hate that i want you” at the top of her lungs.
sitting at the top of a ferris wheel makes me feel like i am part of something bigger. lights on the ground, lights in the sky, lights in my friends’ eyes. the people buzzing about on the earth appear as we really are: tiny. there’s a breeze lifting the damp hair off my neck and i can hear music and laughter from below. this must be what it feels like to be infinite.
on a fault line, late night
underneath the stars we came alive
and singing to the sky just felt right
i won’t forget the good times
while the punks started picking fights
with the skater kids under city lights
remember how we laughed till we cried
i won’t forget the good times
i never want to leave this sunset town
but one day the time may come
and i’ll take you at your word
and carry on
i’ll hate the goodbye
but i won’t forget the good times
good times // all time low