A dispatch from the Weston Irish Fest
By OWEN MORRIS
I attended the Weston Irish Fest on Saturday and apart from leaving my camera at home (hence, this post’s generic picture) had a pleasant time. The city of Weston is basically a college town without a college. Lots of nice old buildings and independent shops, but without that antiques “hands-off!” feel of other nice old towns. Like a favorite flannel shirt, Weston is aged yet comfortable at the same time.
And the weather couldn’t have been nicer (unlike a couple of recent years, when the event was a mudfest). Walking down Weston’s main street in perfect weather with hundreds of other smiling, friendly people, it almost seemed like a movie set — later in the night, when one of the event organizers announced actress Elizabeth Shue was in the audience, it all just seemed to fit.