If you follow us on Instagram then you would have noticed that our summer was full of music festivals. We started in Thailand’s Experience Festival, went to Manali‘s Dance of Shiva festival, flew to Germany for Freqs of Nature, went on a bus to Hungary for S.U.N. Festival, made new friends and went with them for Croatia‘s Modem festival, flew to the other side of Europe for Boom festival in Portugal, drove on a campervan to Spain’s Lost Theory festival and eventually came back to Germany for Earthquake festival. Sounds Epic right? It was.
Disclaimer: Just because we attend music festivals, doesn’t mean that we participate in intoxicants. We do it for our love of music and nothing else. Yes, we perhaps the most sober people in a festival with just a beer or two in their system.
Did you ever wonder why we love music festivals so much that we travel halfway around the world just to attend them? In fact, we have been asked this question a lot of times this summer that we eventually decided to write a post.
Here is why we love music festivals so much:
01 | Dance Like No One’s Watching
A wise man once said, “you’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching”. It is definitely as fun as it sounds but it’s not something that most of us can do everywhere. Music festivals exist exactly for this purpose. Go dance your heart out at one of these and you will be hooked.
02 | Show Your True Personality and Wear Interesting Costumes
Are you a fairy when it’s dark or a unicorn when it snows? Well, what better place to reveal your true personality than a music festival. Dress as per your fantasies without worrying about anything, because, hey – you’re in a music festival and everything goes!
03| Art and Performances
Festivals are beautiful! From décor to performing artists, festivals offer a lot of food for eyes. Many festivals hire some of the best designers to create a visually stimulating environment to boost the overall experience. Big festivals such as Boom Festival (Portugal) are famous for showcasing elaborate artwork and entertaining performances.
04 | Traveling to a new location
It is an added benefit if the music festival isn’t in your hometown because you can combine the experience of traveling to a new location with attending the festival. Modem Festival (Croatia) has the most beautiful location that we have seen because it’s in the middle of the mountains and next to a clear water river with waterfalls and caves nearby. Even the Experience Festival on Thailand’s turtle island, Koh Tao has a mind-blowing location.
05 | Camping
The best festivals are the ones that offer a place to camp. We all know that some of the craziest parties start at the campgrounds! It’s an amazing experience just to build a little home with a tent or just a hammock in the campground. Who knows, your neighbor may become your next best friend?
06 | Find Your Inner Child
Sounds cliché? Well, it’s true! Get yourself a bubble gun, LED toys, magic tricks, coloring book, hula hoop because it’s time to celebrate life. Most of the music festivals have areas that are specifically designed to bring out your inner child with rides, games and more. Even if such areas are non-existent, it’s time for you to get creative and make your own play space.
07 | New Friends
Don’t have any friends that you can go to the music festival with? Go alone. At music festivals you are bound to meet new people and some of them will become your friends for life. After all, you end up spending many hours or sometimes even days with them. It’s a good place to meet people from different ages, countries, and cultures.
08 | Free State of Mind
As soon as I set my feet on a festival ground, I feel I am away from all the negativity of the world. Why? Because festivals are places where people come to escape the “real world”. Everyone is at their best self and is happy. It’s a place to celebrate life!
09 | Festivals Change You.. for Better.
Happiness is contagious. So is positive energy. All this positive energy generates a feeling of oneness and makes everyone a happier person. Ask anyone who went to a music festival – they’d swear it changed them for life.
So, what’s your favorite music festival? Which one are you attending next? We’d love to know, so let us know in the comments! We love living your life like it’s a big music festival – what about you?
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