Saturday, June 1, 2013
So with my journey once again to the Bonnaroo Music Festival quickly approaching, I have gotten the itch to see what other festivals I could maybe volunteer at this summer as well. Really, there is no other way to go but than to volunteer at these events, you get to experience them for FREE and, come on. That rocks. a lot. SO what if you have to put in 18 hours of work over 4 days, am I right? I AM FUCKING RIGHT.
So, after wasting a few hours on the internet, here are some of my options for this summer:
Lollapalooza: Beginning of August. Line-up this year looks fricken awesome, they are accepting volunteers, and the drive is less than 15 hours (which sounds like a lot, but if I convinced someone to go with me, not bad AT ALL). more importantly though, line up. Let's talk line-up. Mumford and Sons. Vampire Weekend. Phoenix. Postal Service. Major Lazer. Matt and Kim. Charles Bradley. Shovels and Rope. and more.
Now, the downside to this festival is it is in a big city, so no camping :( Hotels can be pretty pricey, so it depends on if anyone went with me, and then Id have to think about if I knew anyone in the area, etc.
Forecastle Music Festival: Had never heard of this one, but it takes place mid July in Louisville, KY. Great location, once again a city though so hotels and all that jazz. Volunteering spots are totally open. The line up includes: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Black Keys, Flaming Lips, Matt and Kim, Shovels and Ropes, Avett Brothers, Robert Plant, and more. Drive wouldn't be bad. Hotel prices are more reasonable than in Chicago, so, yeah.
Overall, I just think I need to go ahead and sign up for them. Just do it. I'm usually one to just be about stuff, and then try and convince others to join me.
Otherwise, I have a few more thoughts on summer plans up my sleeves, but its all in the air now, all up in the air.