I'm hardly what you'd call a "people person." Even so, I love being in the middle of a crowd. Today's post-storm sunshine has me giddy with anticipation. This is the best weekend of the year to get outside. The biggest events are Wakarusa near Lawrence and Rockfest at Liberty Memorial. Too manic? Too expensive? Free events include Topeka's Hawk Fest, Gladstone's BluesFest, Old Shawnee Days, the Plaza's concert series, First Friday parties in the Crossroads district and Olathe's Americana Jubilee.