In 2013 I remember the first step I took into the Napa Fairgrounds, it had been transformed, it no longer held the Ferris wheel, gravitron and greasy corndogs of county fairs from years past. It was molded into an adult playground, filled with bougie bites, high end wines and some of the best music from all over the world . It was Wednesday night and the first artist to grace the BottleRock stage was Macklemore. Coming off the heels of his debut album ‘The Heist” being released, his songs “Shopping Cart,” “Can’t Hold Us” and “Same Love,” were basically three of the biggest songs at that very moment in pop music history…..the crowd was going INSANE. I can still feel the energy that I felt jumping around with what felt like 500 people…it was that tiny, the only thing happening was that opening concert and we all went home. The next day the festival truly opened and we were off to the races!