It was so great being able to be with my buddy in a public space! Initially, I was a little worried because we all know Dominique is high energy, which is just one of the many great things about him. But he handled the crowds and people so well and still had a great time, which was one of the most enlightening things to see! It was interesting to see how I was able to guide my buddy with a less structured event. This is a great test for me as a buddy partner and I think I could improve on being more engaging. It was an absolute blast and the festival was great as always! I’m very excited to dive head first into the buddy program this year, especially since I have more experience under my belt. I can’t wait for the next buddy event, I can truly tell how much my and Dominique’s relationship has grown.