Months turned to weeks, weeks became days. Now I’m no longer counting the days, but the hours before until Burning Man. This will be my fourth trip to the playa, and I couldn’t be more excited. Each year I’ve been there, I’ve picked up new tips that come in handy the next year. I want to share my tip list with you today.
1. Bring gifts to the neighbors
Two years ago, I drove to Burning Man from my Colorado hometown. My parents gave me a box of peaches for the road, but by the time I made it to my camp it was clear the fruit wouldn’t last much longer. I didn't want them to go to waste, so I visited my neighboring campsites to hand them out. This was totally the right thing to do. It was a great way to meet the neighbors. Each of them hooked me up over the weekend in different ways.
**Editors note: Meet my friend LJ. She made things happen and was able to attend and document her trip to Slottsjell.
When you are traveling and working on a ship voyaging across Europe - each port can seem like an entire lifetime. It has already been three ports since my visit to Norway (Russia, Sweden, and Finland) and I can feel the impressions and memories slipping away even though I don’t think I will soon forget the experience as a whole.
As the Director of the Field Office for the Semester at Sea summer 2014 voyage, my work days while we are at sea are long and laborious. We get to spend four days in each port and when I get the chance to indulge my passion for music and meeting new people in new places- I always take it. This is how I found myself among the beautiful hordes of slightly to highly inebriated Norwegians dancing all alone. It was during the exquisite My Love by Lykke Li, a favorite Swedish group of mine and my main reason for trying to attend, when she states “I dance alone with my head high” that I knew I was in for a treat.
Name: Shambhala Music Festival
Location: Salmo, British Columbia
Dates: August 7 - 10
Lineup: The Shambhala lineup was probably my favorite electronic music festival lineup ever. Each stage had its own vibe, and the music really fit it all weekend. Shambhala runs all night, so having the right acts play at the right time is very important. Shambhala nailed it.
Name: Northern Nights Music Festival
Location: Mendacino County, CA
Dates: July 18th-20th, 2014
Lineup: The Northern Nights lineup was really well constructed, featuring crowd favorites and a strong lineup of awesome up and comers.
The title says it all. Arise Music Festival, which takes place Aug 8th-10th in Loveland, Colorado, has given FestEvo (my app) a pair of tickets to give away. This is a huge deal, because Arise Music Festival was named "Colorado's Best Festival 2013" by Grateful Web. This year's festival looks incredible.
Check out this lineup!
Every festivalgoer who is dialed into the festival community has without a doubt had their news feed flooded with pictures and videos of what happened at the Hudson Music Project last weekend. Simply clicking on these posts exposes pages and pages of hate created by frustrated attendees. You can even read write-ups by festival news sources, most of which were not even there. Here is what happened from someone that was actually there.