Butchart Gardens & The Rest Of Victoria BC

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Butchart Gardens
My boss had been ranting and raving about this Butchart Gardens place which I had never heard of. He was doing interviews saying how he was going to pack in his career and move to Victoria to care for the roses. The weather was looking gloomy so we spent the first half of the day walking around Victoria on the hunt for doing some money exchanging. The sun decided to peak out and we decided to trade in our gloomy day filled of pizza and tea kettle buying to a day at the Butchart Gardens. A 50 dollar taxi ride later we had finally arrived. With only an hour and a half of time to spare before we had to head back to Sugar Nightclub for load in, sound check, and the rest of the evening.
Butchart Gardens
We started on our adventure. Which Dave wanted to head straight to the gift shop to see what kind of purchases he was going to make. There was tons of great stuff in there and it was really cute to see him get excited over everything. He asked a lady working what she recommended checking out with only little time to spare. With my great map reading skills and trying to get a bunch of kids through a place like Disneyland quickly I took control and led Dave and I through the Butchart. With a bit of brisk walking we were able to hit up every path of the garden and survey the scene. Then hitting up the gift shop one last time. Which Dave made plenty of purchases. Plenty of things for tea actually. Mugs, honey and tea. Tulip pen as a present for me. A calendar for the bus. It was very sweet.
Butchart Gardens
We then had a nice lunch at their quiet little cafe before heading back to Sugar.

The band had done the load in by the time we had made it back. Minus the fact that I had to still pull merch in the trailer. We went out to dinner at an Indian restaurant down the street. After waiting an hour for our food we had to tell them to wrap it up we'd take it to go. I had met two really nice fans at the show. As the night went on I went up to the front of the crowd to enjoy my favorite song, "Never You Done That". This girl started freaking out and punching the air and shoving her butt into me and stepped on my feet. So I grabbed her by the head and shoved her. I don't play fair. Being 5'7 and this girl being 5'3 I know that isn't very nice of me. I then proceed to go upstairs and near the stage so I could watch the band that I WORK for.
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When this security guy decided to tell me that he doesn't give a F*** who the F*** I am or what the F*** I do. I was shocked that someone would talk to a lady like that. Usually I'm one to fight back in my battles but for this time I stepped back. He decided that he would repeat himself while yanking on my wrist. I wasn't taking that so I ripped away and told him to get your F***ing hands off of me and ran down the stairs jumping over a chain to get to the front of the stage. Which they all took into account that meant trouble. As another security man ran down the stairs pointing his flashlight at me. The singer said I was fine and the security man said I should ask politely while I yelled back I DID! My 2 new friends were shocked about what had happened. 2 other people came over to say they had seen what happened. One person kept pointing the guy out and saying "isn't that your friend that laid his hands on you?"

In the end I survived. It's another funny adventure to put down for the tour books. Plus, I still had Indian food to comfort me.
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I prefer older men
I prefer older men
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