Going to a music festival away from your home with your friends is an amazing experience of freedom, and that's kinda what I'm missing right now. You know that feeling that you're totally isolated from the world for almost 2 weeks and nothing else matters besides you and that moment? I miss that...a lot!
The first time going to the festival in 2011, I had the best feeling EVER! I've always been an impatient person and I like people to give me my space and don't bother me every single minute, and going to the Festival gave me what I was looking for at the time. I got my really heavy backpack and got to experience 10 days of pure friendship and an amazing couple of days.
Being spoiled as I was, and being a city girl, sleeping at a tent - or not being able to sleep at all - where interesting things to experience, to say the least. Let's just say that starting a day with a gigantic cricket on top of your head while you're having breakfast is NOT fun! And waking up to crazy people screaming who made it their mission to not let you sleep the entire festival is a crappy thing as well. But isn't that what makes it all fun? The craziness that surrounds you, making you feel like you're probably on another planet?!
Once everyone was ready it was beach time! Beach sounds amazing right? Well...if only it wasn't 9km away from the campsite. Try catching a bus that only comes every half and hour with hundreds of other people trying to get to the beach as well...yes, the bus thing never really worked with us. Let's just say I did what my parents always told me not to: talk to strangers, get in their cars, and trust they would get me to the beach alive. Met some WEIRD people like this...but also met a lot of incredibly nice and cool people the same way.
Seriously, anyone ever goes to a festival and comes back with their stomach happy and saying they ate really well and are totally not starving? I don't! For the three years I went, I came back crazy about my meals during those days. I'm kind of a weirdo and I don't like many - MANY - things and this makes my life hard every time I go somewhere I need to cut on food expenses. I love food ok? Really, I love eating and people who know me even make fun of me and the fact that I actually smile when I see food I'm going to eat. I'm like a little baby, happy around food and once I see my bed. But back to the food at the festival, so not cool eating sausages for 10 days in a row...Let's just say that after I came back, I didn't eat sausages for a full year, and couldn't even ear about them. This is what a music festival does to you!! Makes you crazy, that's all.
Going to a music festival with your friends, like I said in the beginning, is AMAZING, but it will also feel like you went to a desert island and all you're doing everyday are survival tactics! Really, you can be as much of a city person as you want, but from the moment you need to build that tent and realize you'll have to sleep inside that thing, everything has to change, and you better not mess it up, or you'll sleep outside for sure - and you'll even get to the point where you'll sleep outside because you don't care about anything anymore and sleeping outside with your friends and lots of crazy people around you is way more fun. You'll become a hole new you: you can shower as much as you want, you'll always - I do mean always - be dirty, you won't recognize your hair and will eventually forget about the idea of trying to make it look good. You won't mind if you went to the beach and didn't shower. Fuck shower, tonight I just wanna go dance and have fun! You'll even get the superpower of falling asleep with a concert happening 20 meters from you, or with people yelling right by your side. You will get used to seeing a spider way too close to you, but actually not even care, or walking across a field with crickets jumping all around you and you'll just keep on walking like that's just normal. Basically, you'll find weird things normal, and you'll forget all about your daily needs in the city, because for those two weeks, that's your new life, and those become your concerns to survive, to live. You'll pay attention to what really matters in life, and you'll realize that you really don't need that much to be happy.