This past weekend I got to spend a few much-needed days listening to great music, with great friends, in an even better city. Austin City Limits (ACL) is a annual music festival that hosted iconic artists like: Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Martin Garrix, Ice Cube, The Killers, Gorillaz, Chance the Rapper, and many more. With about 75,000 people per day visiting the park, ACL has become a huge festival for Texas. Here are 33 thoughts that go through your head when visiting Zilker Park:
Self-love is the best kind of love
for you are yours
before anyone else
Nourish your mind
and feed your soul
thrive off the energy
the universe has to offer.
Always remember the
purpose and importance
you have in this world
and all the beautiful things
you have to offer.
Movies are some of the greatest pieces of art in our modern day and age.
They can evoke all kinds of emotions, come in a ridiculous number of genres, and are just a damn good time. For me, no movies will ever match the experience of watching good horror movies. Sure, there are a ton of movies that I like watching more than horror movies. I would never go so far as to say that a horror movie was in my top 5, top ten, even top 20 movies of all time..but let me tell ya, something about the atmosphere and experience when watching horror movies just hits the spot with me.
The best way to watch a horror movie, as we all should know, is in a theater. The atmosphere is unmatched by any at-home viewing experience. The knowledge that you and many others are all sitting in the dark, waiting with baited breath for the next scare is electrifying.The size of the screen and the way-too-high volume mixed with the sound of people around you screaming at every jump scare is just incredible. But, for me, it goes beyond just that.
A lot of what makes scary movies so much fun for me is that incredible, heart-pounding, fight-or-flight adrenaline rush that I get almost every time I watch one. Don't get me wrong, I get scared very easily. I jump and hold my breath and hide just like everyone else, but something about that terror-high just makes it all worthwhile. Maybe I'm just an adrenaline junkie, but nothing gets the heart pumping quite like a nice little bit of fear. Hell, I'm terrified of clowns and I went to see Stephen King's IT by myself! I thought that maybe it'd help cure my fear of clowns, but no, its still just as bad as its ever been.
Watching scary movies with your significant other is also always a bonus. One of the best ways to score brownie points with them is to hold on to them while they're scared and put up with their antics after the movie as well. And don't be afraid to show a little fear around them too. Acting like a big bad tough guy is overrated, they'll appreciate it way more if you show a little humanity and emotion and get spooked just like everyone else.
Horror Movies for the win.