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Is It Really About the Music?

Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments6 Comments

The last week a lot of my friends have come down with the sickness.

I don't mean the flu.

I don't mean a cold.

I don't even mean pinkeye.

I mean...the sickness. You know, festival fever.

Yep, these friends have it bad...and it's contagious and I think I'm coming down with it too!

As I was talking to a lot of people about festivals over the past four days, I started to wonder: is it really about the music?

I think...it's not.

Sure, I'm festival crazy like the next Glam girl. More importantly, I love concerts and other big music events because of the friendship. Going with friends. Meeting friends at shows. To an extent, the music becomes an added benefit.

The hot talk in my group this last week has revolved around Rocklahoma. Sure, there's the constant panic over the schedule, but the more pressing issue is making sure everyone gets on the same page for our little reunion. After all, Rocklahoma (and other such events) are just about the only time of the year I see some of my friends - and you know who you are. 

So, again I say, is it even really about the music anymore? Sure, the headliners might move tickets - but I was committed to Rock Gone Wild before I wrote the first press release because I knew my friends would be there right beside me.

Some families go to Disney World or take cruises for their reunions. My friendship family goes to festivals  - and that's ok with me.

Thoughts?

 

 

 

Reader Comments (6)

I'm not thinking it matters if people don't have the cash to spend money on tickets, food, transportation, and shelter if we all keep becoming unemployed :P
January 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermissy
The festivals I've been to have been more like giant parties that goes on for way to long. When it's time to actually go see the bands I feel like I wanna hang around the camp and drink.
January 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMartin
The above only aply if you're drunk, I've been sober from time to time to. And then it's more fun to go see the bands.
January 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMartin
yeah all my friends go to Truck festival in England. Im thinking of going this year, but i'll be pretty amazed if a single good band plays. just an excuse to be drunk for an entire weekend.

There arent really any good festivals in Britain. Shame really. Reading/Leeds can be quite good. Thats about it really.
January 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
I've been on both sides of the coin; playing the show and going to the show...For a band, festivals can be a pain in the ass. Cause just like everyone else, we want to get drunk, hook up, and generally have a good time... oh, yeah, playing is cool, but we realize that not a lot of people will watch every minute of every song while you're up there... Unless maybe you're Motley or someone huge... and even then you KNOW you're gonna miss SOME of the show!
January 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
...Unless ofcourse T.Y.R. played a festival; then I know EVERYONE would watch every moment! hahahaha.
January 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValentine

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