When you have an idea in life you can do two things: you either keep the thought floating in your head until it disappears again or you bring it into life. As today I am not just celebrating my birthday but also magical changes in the way I look at myself and the world around me, I figured I’d go for the latter. There’s a huge amount of creative life energy inside of me that I feel like sharing.
Today is my 31st birthday and today I’m also giving new life to my blog. I updated WordPress and all the plugins and I’m getting rid of 1.323 comments of (probably) 100% spam. Please let me know if you placed a legit comment and I’ll un-spam it.
It’s been a crazy year for me. Read a short version of what happened and what will happen with this blog below! Continue reading
With four articles complete it’s time to wrap up phase 1 of my Festival of the Year series. In this planning phase we’ve selected our Festival of the Year (part 1), gathered a group of friends to join us (part 2), decided on a way of transportation (part 3) and got ourselves tickets (part 4). In this article I’ll wrap things up by repeating a few pointers and add a few new ones along the way. And in the end, a sneak peak to what phase 2 shall be all about. Did I forget something crucial about this phase? Don’t remain silent but take a few seconds and drop a comment!
If you discovered Fusion (DE), Lowlands (NL) or Burning Man (USA) to be your Festival of the Year (part 1 in this series), I hope you didn’t wait for me to post this part 4. In this article I will talk you through some quick tips regarding ticket sale. And you guessed it, those festivals I mentioned have gone sold out already for 2013. Better luck next year (or buy one second hand)! As always, additional tips are welcomed in the comments (spam is not).
Once you’ve discovered and selected your Festival of the Year (part 1) and assembled a fellowship of party friends (part 2) it’s time to start thinking about a method of transportation. Will you go by air; land or sea, or a combination thereof? That’s what this part 3 in the Festival of the Year series is all about. So without further adue, let’s talk hot air balloons, submarines and disco busses.
Sooner or later the following shall happen to you at a rave or festival, no matter how many friends you’re with. You’ll have lost everyone and you’ve looked just about anywhere, your friends nowhere to be found. If you’re like me you’ll see this as an excuse to party by yourself for a while, but even I eventually like to be able to reunite with friends. Here’s some tips that helped for me. Feel free to add your own in the comments.
I’ve been to festivals more or less by myself, but those were one day festivals close to home. For my ‘Festival of the Year’ I do like to go with close friends that I’ve come to know by heart. In this second part in my ‘Festival of the Year’ series I’ll go into explaining the pro’s and con’s of various group settings. The people that you’re with will certainly influence your overal festival experience. But remember this; at a festival the best mindset you can have is to party alone and with everyone at the same time! In the end it’s up to you to enjoy every single moment, whomever you may be with.
In summer time, festivals take place each weekend. Anytime, anywhere. The problem is choice. Does multiple choice ring a bell? Exams and all. Like you say? Think again. This time around multiple means hundreds and hundreds of options to choose from. Good luck in figuring out the right answer. There is a right answer, but it is different for every individual. So even if I would let you into my answer, it would not help you one bit. Good luck indeed. This guide should help.
What may seem like so far away for now is getting closer by the day. I’m introducing this post today, on December 3rd. And what I’ll do is update this very post as I plan ahead my festival season of 2013. Use this to your advantage, who knows you might learn of some exciting festivals. Don’t wait too long to make up your mind – some festivals sell out within the blink of an eye.
Note: Drop in a comment to warn me about ticket sales I should know about!
In this series of blog posts I will talk you through the planning process of a festival. And with ‘a festival’, I’m not just talking about any festival. No, I’m talking about that one festival of the year that will stick with you for at least the year after. And guess what, it’s also the one that you’ll have to start planning for way in advance. It is all part of the fun, really. The festival can be just around the corner, or on the other side of the globe. Big and massive or small and intimate. It really does not matter one bit. After all, it is your ‘Festival of the Year’.
Phase 1: Planning