Close your eyes and imagine this… You have just scanned your festival wristband and made your way through the entrance gates. There is a mixed rush of adrenaline and serotonin that takes over your body as you are welcomed into a world of music and dance. You walk in further, your eyes dart in every direction seeing stage after stage, live art installations, all walks of life, and so much more.
Filled with all of this excitement, you make your way to the stage where your favorite performer is about to play. As you settle down and wait, front and center, everything suddenly goes dark. The roar of screams begins to rumble across the crowd, along with the faint instrumentals that slowly get louder and louder. Strobes of lights flash, and you see all the performer(s) run on stage. You can’t help but smile and dance with joy. The feeling going through your body is pure bliss, and you never want it to end.
This, my friends, is very close to if not the exact feeling you will have if you attend a music festival. There is something so freeing about being in a place where you don’t have a care in the world, and everyone is feeding off of this magnetic energy. You are purely in a place where there are nothing but good memories and a weekend to let go.
For someone who is a first-time festival-goer, you still may have your reservations – even after the picture we painted above. But when we say experiencing a music festival once is something everyone should do, it’s the TRUTH! If you need even more convincing, here are more reasons to get you to go to that festival.
The Line Up and Discovering New Artists
Festivals provide you with a huge lineup to see multi-genres of artists and bands. There are many chances to discover new music and find a new genre that you would have never listened to before. You are opening yourself up to broaden your outlook on music. Plus, you get to see a side of the performer that you wouldn’t otherwise.
Meeting New Friends
You have the chance to meet a variety of new people and also some of the nicest. At festivals, there is this sense of community and connection between everyone, which creates this invisible bond. The welcoming atmosphere of the festival guarantees you to build lifetime festival friendships.
Every festival is so unique and each year different that it’s hard to recreate these once-in-a-lifetime moments. A lot of these amazing festival experiences are talked about for years to come and will never be forgotten. For example, these moments may be that only chance you get to see your favorite artists live or that opportunity to meet someone that could change your life. Anyone that has been to a festival always talks about how they had this spiritual awakening and that they thank themselves for going because that moment would not have happened otherwise.
Take it from us and many others, going to a music festival will give you a beautiful, eye-opening experience, which could change your life. It sounds crazy, but it is true. Music is an escape and we hope you get to be apart of that.
Finally got that itch to go to a music festival? Good! Since we want you to be extra ready and it will be your first time, be sure to check out our Ultimate Packing List. Our checklist will have everything you need to be prepared and enjoy your festival experience to the fullest.