Spring and summer time host some of the best music festivals, leaving those of us who missed out without memories of flower crowns and flash tattoos. Who doesn’t love music? Nobody! That should be the answer that we hear. Music speaks to and for our souls. There is music for any atmosphere, any mood, and any occasion. If you’re like me, you didn’t get a chance to go to Coachella or SXSW or Stagecoach because, frankly, you didn’t know when it was. I never think about music festivals UNTIL the pricing has quadrupled and it’s too late to find lodging. I’m usually so caught up with LIFE that I miss out on these experiences that would change our lives. I decided that I would no longer be a victim to my hectic schedule and student like funds. I have come across what seems to be the ultimate guide to worldwide music festivals. And let me just say, it’s amaze balls. These festivals are made up of music, art installations, and international foods. Below is a list of my top 7 west coast (the best coast!) post summer music festivals. Just because the summer is over does not mean that we can’t rock out!
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson, 1992
I recently “graduated”. The quotation marks are because it was just the ceremony for me and my classmates. While some were done with classes and could really look leave the venue feeling they completed the end of season, I still have class until August. So for me, I know that I still have assignments due and classes to attend (insert side eye emoji).