Memories

I have decided that Grief is like a monster I would see in a horror movie that at times threatens to swallow me whole. As the shock of my husband’s passing wears off, the holidays approach, and the realization of him truly being gone sets in there are times Grief is my constant companion. Lurking with his stinky breath right over my shoulder. Feeding on my tears and sadness.
I recently read an article on grief by Steve Wentworth and he describes how you can feel like you are standing on the precipice of a bottomless chasm and nothing can fill the void. What he suggests is rather than focusing on the loss, focus on memories of happy times with your loved one. So that is what I am going to do.


Here is one memory I came up with. The first year we were married I decided it would be great fun to cut down our own Christmas tree. To say my husband was not handy is an understatement but he agreed to go. It was a cold frosty winter’s day in Buffalo and we set out to a local Christmas tree farm. My husband was carrying a small hatchet and was as usual not dressed properly. He had not boots on, a light jacket and that was about it. I found the perfect tree and my husband gazed skeptically at it thinking it may be too big. I immediately replied it was just the right size and he pointed out to me that these trees look smaller when surrounded by 12′ trees. I insisted this was the one I wanted and he chopped it down with his hatchet. Now mind you I am saying hatchet not axe or saw so this took quite a bit of time. I can picture him now swinging it wildly and swearing at the same time. He finally chopped it down, tied it to the top of the car and home we went. We carried it up to the apartment and it barely fit through the door. There was no way it could stand straight up as it was way too tall. “Yes I was right.” my husband grumbled and pulled out his trusty hatchet. He shaved a good 2′ off the tree and up it went. One of the things we did not notice out in the forest was that my perfect tree had a decided kink in the trunk. The next challenge was getting it straight in the stand. The swearing continued and we finally got it up right. As I type this I find myself chuckling. My husband promised this was the Last year he was cutting down any tree and indeed it was.

This week on The Night Shift, 12/6 at 7:00 PM Eastern we will talk about happy times spent with our departed loved ones. Share stories that bring a laugh or two. Join us in the Facebook chat room https://www.facebook.com/groups/183716975330317/ or right here on our w4cy chat. Mini readings with the card of the week as well! Miss the live broadcast don’t forget to check out the podcast on iHeart radio. http://www.iheart.com/show/27472847/

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This just announced!!! @WelcometoRockville will be returning on April 29 – 30, 2017!!!

Welcome To Rockville 2017

This just announced!!! @WelcometoRockville will be returning on April 29 – 30, 2017!!! Headlined by @Soundgarden, @DefLeppard, @aperfectcircle, @theoffspring, and many MORE! Head over to http://welcometorockvillefestival.com to join the community and for more information! Tickets on-sale TOMORROW (12/6) at noon EST! Head here for tickets http://fgtix.to/2fNVrbj #WelcomeToRockville #AllThingsRock #DannyWimmerPresents #pipemanradio #wcyradio #fuelthescene #theadventuresofpipeman #pipemanradiotour

 

Date: December 5, 2016

MONSTER ENERGY WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE 2017

BAND LINEUP ANNOUNCED

 

SOUNDGARDEN, DEF LEPPARD AND A PERFECT CIRCLE

 LEAD MUSIC LINEUP FOR FLORIDA’S BIGGEST ROCK EXPERIENCE

ALSO FEATURING PERFORMANCES FROM THE OFFSPRING, MASTODON,

CHEVELLE, SEETHER, PAPA ROACH AND MANY MORE

APRIL 29 & 30 AT METROPOLITAN PARK IN JACKSONVILLE, FL

 

DISCOUNTED EARLY BIRD TICKETS, AS WELL AS VIP AND HOTEL PACKAGES

ON SALE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

 

The initial band lineup has been announced for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, April 29 and 30, 2017 at Jacksonville, Florida‘s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River. Rock legends Soundgarden (Saturday headliner), Def Leppard (Sunday headliner), and A Perfect Circle lead the music lineup for Florida’s biggest rock experience, which features over 40 bands on three stages, including a tremendous list of talent with The Offspring, Mastodon, Chevelle, Seether, Papa Roach and many more.

Check out the official Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville video announcement here: https://youtu.be/VA-bbpNty5s.

Specially priced tickets as well as hotel and VIP packages for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will be available starting Tuesday, December 6 at Noon EST at http://fgtix.to/2fNVrbj.

The current music lineup for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is as follows: Soundgarden, Def Leppard, A Perfect Circle, The Offspring, Mastodon, Chevelle, Seether, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Pierce The Veil, Coheed and Cambria, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Amon Amarth, Eagles of Death Metal, Highly Suspect, Dillinger Escape Plan, In Flames, Gojira, In This Moment, Motionless In White, All That Remains, Nothing More, Rival Sons, Beartooth, Every Time I Die, Attila, Starset, Dinosaur Pile-Up, I Prevail, Kyng, Crobot, Volumes, Sylar, Fire From the Gods, As Lions, Badflower, Goodbye June, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Cover Your Tracks, The Charm The Fury, and more to be announced.

Here are comments from some of the festival artists:

“Without a doubt we can’t wait to throw down with our rock and metal fans at Welcome To Rockville fest! Ever since the beginning for us, we’ve seen how absolutely amazing and rabid you guys can get in Florida! You keep us on our toes; hell yes, we’ll see you there!” — Pete Loeffler / Chevelle

“This is Vic from Pierce The Veil and we can’t wait to hit the stage and kick off the World’s Loudest Month in Florida at Rockville festival! See you all at the show!” – Vic Fuentes / Pierce The Veil

“We’re stoked to be kicking off the World’s Loudest Month at Rockville with Alter Bridge. It’s gonna be epic so don’t miss it!” — Myles Kennedy / Alter Bridge

Welcome To Rockville has grown from a single day event into Florida’s biggest rock festival experience of the year. The 2017 lineup is a celebration of all things rock, with legends like Soundgarden, Def Leppard, A Perfect Circle and The Offspring balanced with the best of what’s current and hot in rock and metal culture. This is a greatest hits celebration for all ages,” says founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents.

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville kicks off the annual World’s Loudest Month festival series and will also feature a variety of unique activations and secondary entertainment options including Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row, The Music Experience, FYE Fan Experience, Monster Energy Experience, along with incredible food and beverage offerings and other onsite experiences.

Specially priced tickets as well hotel and VIP packages will be available starting Tuesday, December 6 at Noon EST. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save. Discounted online hotel rates are also available through Curadora. Visit http://fgtix.to/2fNVrbj for details.

 

Initial ticket prices will be as follows:

Weekend General Admission: starting at $89.50 + fees

Weekend VIP: starting at $250.00 + fees

Single Day General Admission: starting at $70.00 + fees

Single Day VIP: $140.00 + fees

VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stages; seated area with shade for dining; private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate.

As in the past, General Admission ticket discounts will also be available for active military through Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville partner GovX (www.govx.com).

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is Florida’s biggest rock experience. Tickets have sold out for the past three years, and there were over 50,000 in attendance at the 2015 and 2016 events.

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional 2017 sponsors include: Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s, The Music Experience, Zippo, MetroPCS, and more to be announced.

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, LOUDER THAN LIFE, Northern Invasion, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, and more.

For more information on Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, visit:

Website: www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/welcometorockville

Twitter: @RockvilleFest

Instagram: @welcometorockville

 

About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. With 580,000 fans attending all DWP festivals in 2015, and 10 billion media impressions, DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, Chicago Open Air and Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, among others. www.DannyWimmerPresents.com

About Southern Hospitality Concessions: Southern Hospitality Concessions is a premier concession company that specializes in food and beverage service for outdoor music festivals.  Incorporating a mix of localized cuisine and traditional selections, the SoHo experience is a unique blend of flavors. SoHo designs, fulfills and manages a custom concessions solution for each event. SoHo was founded on the principle that the unique experience of each outdoor event requires a distinct concession approach that is consistent with the vision of the event organizer. SoHo understands that at a live event, food and beverage is not just a service, it is part of the guest’s overall experience.

www.SoHoConcessions.com

About Metropolitan Park: Metropolitan Park offers a scenic, spacious site for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville that’s just a few hours drive from cities including Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Savannah and Tallahassee, and is easily accessible by plane from around the country. Metropolitan Park is a premier 27-acre recreational facility along the beautiful St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Florida at 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.

About Monster Energy: Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality. www.monsterenergy.com  www.facebook.com/monsterenergy

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Contacts

Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/Ashton-Magnuson Media (Publicity)

kristine@am-media.net; (818) 996-2496

Clay Busch/Danny Wimmer Presents (Marketing & Sponsorship)

clay@dwpresents.com

 

This just announced!!! @FortRockFestival will be returning on April 29 – 30, 2017!!!

Fort Rock 2017

W4CY Radio is a media partner for the following events.  Join us there.

Get your tickets now.

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This just announced!!! @FortRockFestival will be returning on April 29 – 30, 2017!!! Headlined by @DefLeppard, @Soundgarden, @aperfectcircle, @theoffspring, and many MORE! Head over to http://fortrockfestival.com to join the community and for more information! Tickets on-sale TOMORROW (12/6) at noon EST! Head here for tickets http://fgtix.to/2ghu4XQ #FortRock #AllThingsRock #DannyWimmerPresents #AEGLive #pipemanradio #wcyradio #fuelthescene #theadventuresofpipeman #pipemanradiotour

Date: December 5, 2016

MONSTER ENERGY FORT ROCK

LINEUP ANNOUNCED

 

DEF LEPPARD, SOUNDGARDEN AND A PERFECT CIRCLE

HEADLINE SOUTH FLORIDA’S BIGGEST ROCK FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, APRIL 29 & SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017 AT JETBLUE PARK IN FORT MYERS

ALSO WITH PERFORMANCES FROM

THE OFFSPRING, MASTODON, CHEVELLE

AND MANY MORE

A lineup featuring some of rock’s biggest artists has been announced for the fifth annual Monster Energy Fort Rock, Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30, 2017 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida. South Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival will be led by Def Leppard (Saturday headliner), Soundgarden (Sunday headliner), and A Perfect Circle, and will feature performances from over 25 bands on two stages, including The Offspring, Mastodon, Chevelle, Seether, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Alter Bridge, and more.

Check out the official Monster Energy Fort Rock video announcement here: https://youtu.be/AqtiPnU7AKo.

Specially priced tickets as well as VIP packages for Monster Energy Fort Rock will be available starting Tuesday, December 6 at Noon EST at http://fgtix.to/2ghu4XQ. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save.

The current music lineup for Monster Energy Fort Rock includes: Def Leppard, Soundgarden, A Perfect Circle, The Offspring, Mastodon, Chevelle, Seether, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Eagles of Death Metal, Highly Suspect, In Flames, In This Moment, Motionless In White, All That Remains, Nothing More, Beartooth, Starset, I Prevail, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Goodbye June, Cover Your Tracks, and more to be announced.

Here are comments from some of the Monster Energy Fort Rock artists:

“We are thrilled to return to Fort Rock — Florida crowds are some of the best in the world!” — Dexter Holland / The Offspring

Fort Rock festival is coming again guys! Hailing from Chicago, IL, we always look forward to heading down south to Florida to warm up, stretch our legs and hopefully still head bang our way right into, or right through your hearts! Yes indeed, we will see you soon!” — Pete Loeffler / Chevelle

“We’re stoked to be kicking off the World’s Loudest Month at Fort Rock with Alter Bridge. It’s gonna be epic so don’t miss it!” — Myles Kennedy / Alter Bridge

Fort Rock turns 5 this year, and South Florida’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll getaway is only getting bigger! The hottest acts in rock and metal today get to share the bill with absolute legends like Def Leppard, Soundgarden, A Perfect Circle and The Offspring. We can’t wait to party and kick off the World’s Loudest Month by celebrating five years in South Florida at JetBlue Park this April,” says Clay Busch, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents.

Specially priced tickets as well as VIP packages will be available starting Tuesday, December 6 at Noon EST at http://fgtix.to/2ghu4XQ. Initial ticket prices will be as follows:

Weekend General Admission: starting at $89.50 + fees

Weekend VIP: starting at $250.00 + fees

Single Day General Admission: starting at $70.00 + fees

Single Day VIP: $140.00 + fees

Hotels will be available via the Curadora and Cooper Hotel Group links found on the Monster Energy Fort Rock website.

VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stage; seated area with shade for dining; private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate.

As in the past, General Admission ticket discounts will also be available for active military through Monster Energy Fort Rock partner GovX (www.govx.com).

Monster Energy Fort Rock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live and kicks off the annual World’s Loudest Month festival series.

The festival is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional 2017 sponsors include: Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s, and FYE, with more to be announced.

JetBlue Park is the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox, located at 11581 Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers, Florida.

Website: www.FortRockFestival.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/fortrockfestival

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fortrockfest

Instagram: http://instagram.com/fortrockfest

About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. With 580,000 fans attending all DWP festivals in 2015, and 10 billion media impressions, DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, Chicago Open Air, and Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, among others. www.DannyWimmerPresents.com

About AEG Live: AEG Live is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Live operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours, which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produces or supports over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; and owns, manages or books more than 60 clubs and theaters. AEG Live presents more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Live, Goldenvoice, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents. www.aeglive.com

About Southern Hospitality Concessions: Southern Hospitality Concessions is a premier concession company that specializes in food and beverage service for outdoor music festivals.  Incorporating a mix of localized cuisine and traditional selections, the SoHo experience is a unique blend of flavors. SoHo designs, fulfills and manages a custom concessions solution for each event. SoHo was founded on the principle that the unique experience of each outdoor event requires a distinct concession approach that is consistent with the vision of the event organizer. SoHo understands that at a live event, food and beverage is not just a service, it is part of the guest’s overall experience.

www.SoHoConcessions.com

About Monster Energy: Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality. www.monsterenergy.com  www.facebook.com/monsterenergy

Monster Energy Fort Rock Contacts

Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/Ashton-Magnuson Media (Publicity)

kristine@am-media.net; (818) 996-2496

Clay Busch/Danny Wimmer Presents (Marketing & Sponsorship)

clay@dwpresents.com