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The Summer Music Festivals season is in full swing. Next week the tiny town of Manchester, Tn will be over run with sweaty out of towners all headed to Bonnaroo. It’s like the East coast’s version of Coachella minus the dry desert air, which is replaced by a heavy rain shower or two. And y’all it is a party! I’m talking late night concert sets that often play until sunrise, silent discos and a main venue area that doesn’t close until the festival is over.
It’s an experience and one I think every 20- something should get to take part in. Don’t put this off too long because music festivals are definitely a young person’s game. Not to say you won’t have a fabulous time in your 30s but your sensibilities will have matured. Meaning the late hours and lack of sleep will kick your butt a little more. Plus there is that issue of sleeping in tents along side thousands of strangers that may make you a little cantankerous because remember you’re 30. But I digress it’s an experience and one you may regret once you settle into marriage and children. So do it if you get a chance.
Now I know festivals get a bad rep for being over run with drugs and alcohol. I won’t lie. I’ve seen more than my fair share of drug consumption (cough cough Bonnaroo cough cough) but this is where personal accountability comes into play. I don’t do them and firmly I believe “Friends don’t let friends do drugs at music festivals”. Why would you even want to? It’s hot as balls and you need to conserve energy to stay up for that 3am set to see Big Freedia (that totally happened). Have the time of your life kids. Just do that shit responsibly.