For months now I have been working to convince myself that although Festival International was awesome last year, I will not be attending this year. I can't afford it. It's impractical. Et cetera.
This lasted right up until the moment that I scrolled down my Facebook news feed a few minutes ago and saw this video
posted by the Festival International fan page, which I foolishly joined last spring. (More F.I. 2011 videos can be found here.)
You know, these things happen, and I just lose control of myself. All of the really excellent reasons I had to not go seem pretty insignificant at the moment. I'm sitting here quietly searching every airline ticket website I can think of and occasionally making weird noises that are some kind of combination of slightly hysterical laughing and crying. I really like the festival, okay?