10 Reasons Why You Should Attend A Music Festival

10 Reasons Why You Should Attend A Music Festival

Learn to fall in love with life through music
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There's definitely something in the air (and probably something in the water) at music festivals.

1. You have a reason to get a group of your friends together for a crazy weekend.

Music brings people together. So whether you're going with your best friends or people you're just starting to get to know, music festivals are a great place to bond!

2. Music festivals are the perfect place to meet new people.

Whether you get lost and find a cool group of people, or a lost wanderer stumbles upon your group, music festivals are great places to meet incredible people.

3. There are usually different stages, so there's music for everyone in your groups taste.

If one friend is into trap but the others into house, there's no problem! There's plenty of different music to be heard and lots of time to run from stage to stage.

4. The people at music festivals will make you question why people outside the festival can't get along.

Most people who spend money on their festival tickets are going to have a good time and put out good energy. While you're in there its gonna be weird to think that there's a reason for hate in the world. There's so much love inside a festival and people give that love out to friends, family, and even strangers.

5. P.L.U.R.

Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect. Thanks to the EDM community, music festivals are a great place to be completely yourself and not have to worry about judgement.

6. It's a great excuse to come up with a killer costume.

People bring their a game to festivals. From homemade costumes, to expensive ones and from being covered head to toe, to just barely being covered at all, music festivals are a great place to let your freak flag fly.

7. Camping.

Some festivals offer camp grounds which means the party literally doesn't stop until the day after the festivals over!

8. Art

There's so much art to be found in a festival. Sometimes artists are hired to sell and make their art inside, and sometimes people bring and make their own. Gloving and hula hoops have become a huge trend at festivals. People will bring their accessories inside and put on shows for people resting in the grass.

9. The stages are beautiful

Festival designers come up with crazy stage ideas that will blow your mind. From huge owls, to cathedrals, to waterfalls on stage and fireworks, you'll be taken away by their beauty.

10. Festivals will change your life for the better.

There's a feeling that I'm pretty sure everyone gets when leaving a festival. While walking through the gates to your car, you get a pit in your stomach and it feels like a sense of belonging and love for everyone you just spent the last few days with. Everyone inside has a connection with each other. The connection comes through the music and its what keeps everyone coming back again and again.

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If Taylor Swift Songs Were Types Of Alcohol

Because what's better than a drink and some T-Swift?
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With Taylor Swift's quick return to the music scene... and in a big way, might I add, I decided to associate some of the best Taylor Swift songs with alcohol.

I mean, who wouldn't want to drink to Taylor Swift's catchy melodies and perfect choruses to get over an ex or tell someone exactly how you feel about them?

Taylor Swift has been around for a decade at this point, and let's face it, pretty much all of her songs could go along with at least one type of alcohol.

1. "Welcome To New York" - Moscow Mule

It only makes sense. Visit the Big Apple and you have to indulge in the state's signature cocktail. Moscow mules are a New York classic, and if it's your first night in the city and you haven't bought yourself one, are you even in New York?

2. "Blank Space" - Everclear

Think about it... A night of drinking Everclear will leave you with a giant blank space the next day. You might also look like Taylor did in the music video.

3. "Tim McGraw" - Beer

Tim McGraw is a throwback to Taylor's high school love. What better way to reminisce than with a couple friends and a keg of your favorite cheap beer?

4. "Style" - Cristal Champagne

What's more stylish than with a glass of the most expensive bubbly you can find? Just like Taylor Swift, Cristal will never go out of style.

5. "Shake It Off" - Martini

Get it? Cause you shake a martini? I might be the only one who thinks that's funny but you might end up dancing a little bit with a martini in hand when "Shake It Off" come on the radio.

6. "Red" - Merlot


Red has to go along with a red wine. What else could go along with yet *another* T-Swift breakup song?

7. "22" - Margaritas

Let's face it, when you're 22, you really only drink margaritas. They're fun- and all the hipsters are probably drinking them too.

8. "Teardrops On My Guitar" - Southern Comfort

When your heart is broken, who are you going to turn to besides the only alcohol that gives you comfort...Southern Comfort that is.

9. "I Knew You Were Trouble" - Fireball

I can't say I've ever met anyone who spent a night with Fireball and didn't regret it the next morning.

10. "Look What You Mad Me Do" - Tequila

T-Swift's latest single is an angry one. What better to make you angry than tequila? Taylor basically just called out everyone who had ever talked about her behind her back and she did it in true Taylor fashion-by writing a song. She was probably drunk on tequila when she wrote it too.

11. ...Ready For It? - Bottomless Mimosas

Because it's just that good.

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Board Games Are More Important Than You Think They Are

They've become a defining part of my family.

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Remember when you were a kid and you'd have a family game night? Or your friends would come over and you'd open the game cabinet and play at least three different games together?

Maybe it's just me, but those are some of my best memories from my childhood. My family loves games, board games, and electronic games.

Of course, as I got older, gaming consoles like PlayStation and Wii became more and more popular. That meant that the game cabinet was opened less and less, collecting dust.

Thankfully, I live in New Jersey near the shore and Hurricane Sandy left my family with no power for five days. Sure, it was scary not having power and walking around my neighborhood seeing fallen trees or roof shingles, but we were inland enough to not have had any flood water damage.

No power also meant no PlayStation or Wii games. The gaming cabinet was opened again, this time with vigor. Now, four years later, and I still think about sitting in the dark with a flashlight playing Scrabble with my family.

That was also the week I learned how to play Yahtzee and dominated my dad in every game. My sister constantly was looking for someone to play her to Battleship. We exhausted Rummikub.

The game was already a family favorite, and that's including extended family. Family barbeques had been ending with late night games of Rummikub for at least a year by the time Sandy hit.

We were ready to strategize and crunch numbers, but after day three, we never wanted to a number ever again.

This semester, there's been a surge of board game love again in my family. My sister bought Jenga, which we are currently trying to exhaust ourselves with. My favorite board game also had a comeback: Life.

I loved this game so much that I had the SpongeBob version as a kid. I would play it with my best friend, just the two of us, playing game after game of Bikini Bottom themed Life. Now, I have a car full of "kids" that I've started to make pets in my head. I can handle having five pretend dogs, but not five pretend kids.

I don't know what it is about board games, but my family has always had an affinity for them. We've gone through our cycles of playing video games and card games, but we always come back to the classics. Maybe it's more a defining part of my family than I originally thought.

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