FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012 |
Posted by: Jean Lee
I bet most of you eagerly anticipate the summer season and, being the music lovers you are, music festival season. You probably gather funds for extravagant ventures like Coachella, Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival (coming up!), and smaller scale (but equally awesome) festivals. A succession of days filled with good music (lots and lots), red bull, and good ol' camping is a sure way to have a good time. However, some of you have never been to a music festival. I get it, there's the cost and the time. Maybe you're thinking it would be more economical and enjoyable to just go to individual shows. This article is for those of you who question the music festival. Pack your bags, you're hitting the road.
All your favorite bands in one place.
The line-up. Imagine having access to all of your favorite bands in one place, days on end.
Discover new bands that align with things you already like.
The bundle. It's like the Spotify of reality. If you go to a festival for a few bands, you'll find similar bands to love (unless you hide out the whole time).
More than just music.
Events. A music festival is more than just a music festival. A variety of arts, performing and otherwise, are usually presented.
Make new likeminded friends.
Community. Come on, tons of people who are into the music you're into. Not just the band you're into but maybe the genre you're into. Get out there, kiddo, and make some friends.
It's bigger than a concert.
Experience. Really, It's basically a concert+ that doesn't end for days with an audience full of. Days and nights full of people in close proximity usually means activity...even without the organized activity.
What's not to love?