At the Rave

At the Rave

Do you like music? Do you like dancing like no one is watching?

Do you like music? Do you like dancing like no one is watching? Do you like making friends? Do you like pretty lights? Do you like experimenting?

If you answered yes to any of these, then you need to get on Google ASAP and find the closest music festival to you, and go. If you're craving a life changing experience, you sure are in for one, and here's why:

1. The Music

Obviously the most important part of a music festival is the music. Personally, the best type of music to vibe to is EDM. Mostly because when it comes to this genre of music, there are a ton of sub-genres. Whether you like funk beats or dirty beats, more instrumentals or more bass, there is something for everyone.

2. The Food

Most people try to budget when going to festivals, mostly because the people going are already broke. And more than often, people are sacrificing the festival food, and eating a granola bar. Here is my advice to you; EAT THE FOOD. Yes, festival food is expensive. However, it is also delicious and filling, and you will not be able to get it anywhere else. And honestly, food always makes everything better.

3. The Friends AKA The Dysfunctional Family

If you ever feel like you don't have any friends, download the app Radiate and join the forums to all of the festivals you are going to. Drop a post, and make some friends. People will respond, and they may just become your new BFF. And if you already have a ton of friends, still download the app and drop a post or two. Because who doesn't like a growing rave fam? It's more than likely that if you like the same type of music, that you will vibe with these people and dance the nights away. Let's be real here, music is one of the most important levels of compatibility when it comes to any relationship.

From making friends at a festival, you also may grow stronger bonds. These people become your rave family. No matter how dysfunctional you guys are, you can't wait to see them at the next festival or reunion you are having/going to, and you love them to death. I talk to my rave fam literally everyday. And our groupme can literally show just how dysfunctional we really are. But you wouldn't trade them for the world because they make your festivals just that much better.

4. The Plethora

No matter what your poison, you can find it at a music festival, easy. Just ask. And if that person doesn't have it, they probably know someone that does. Whether you're looking for something simple like Mary Jane, or you're looking for your hardcore friends like Dave, Molly, or Lucy, you'll find them. And if you have any trouble, just locate the closest wook, and you'll be set.

5. The Attire

What you decide to wear is 100% up to you, and trust me no one will judge you. Whether you want to let tata's out, be a boho princess, or rock out, do it. Wear(or don't wear) whatever you're comfortable in. There are literally no rules when it comes to your choice in rave gear. If you can't decide what type of raver you want to be, Pinterest is most helpful.

6. The Great Outdoors

If you love music and you love the outdoors, festivals were made for you. There's nothing better than camping in ninety degree weather, at night, sweating your life away. And the only thought in your head is, "why did I do this again?"

7. The Ecomonics

If you really think about it, going to a festival can really save you money. If you see each of these artists individually, you'll be paying at least $25-$40 minimum on a ticket, going up to hundreds. If a festival has several artists that you want to see, then you're saving money by going. One festival can equal up at least 20 different artists. So even though you spend a couple hundred on a ticket, you're saving so much money, you actually should be able to afford the food.

8. The Vibes

When you're at a festival, it is impossible to be upset. You will never find a place with such little drama in your life. Nothing is better than amazing music, with great friends, good vibes, yummy food and dancing. You'll make a bunch of great memories and super cool friends along the way. It is near impossible to have a bad time at a festival, even if it rains the whole time, or is a million degrees, you'll have a blast.

The best part of a festival is that you can be yourself and no one will judge you. Mostly because everyone else is just as weird as you and only cares about having the time of their lives. So find one, grab some friends, and head out for your next life changing experience. Trust me, it's worth it.

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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The Football World Loses One Of Its Finest Players

Bart Starr passed away and NFL players, coaches, and fans all mourn the loss of the Packer legend, but his life and career will live on in hearts of Packer nation forever.


Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85 in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL lost a great player. The Green Bay Packers lost a hero. And, the world lost a true gentleman. Starr's legacy has surpassed his accomplishments on the gridiron. He inspired not only his peers but the generations that have come after him. He is — and always — will be remembered as a Hall of Famer, a champion, and a Packer.

Bart Starr was a Packers legend. Starr led Green Bay to six division titles and five world championships. As the quarterback of Vince Lombardi's offense, he kept the machine going and executed the plays like no other. His mastery of the position was a large part of the Packers success in the 1960s. Starr was also the perfect teammate for the perfect team. His leadership put him in command of the Packers. Starr's time in Green Bay will not be forgotten by former players, coaches, and the fans.

Bart Starr's resume is rivaled by few in NFL history. He played in 10 postseason games and won 9 of them. He led the Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and won the MVP award in both games. He was the MVP of the league in 1966 and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 1960s. The Packers retired his number 15 and Starr has been inducted into the Packers and Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After his playing days, Starr would become the head coach of the Packers. He could not repeat the success he had on the field from the 1960s teams. His coaching years do not take away from his legacy as one of the all-time great Packers. Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

One of Starr's last visits to Lambeau field was on a cold November night in 2015. Starr and his wife attended a ceremony in which the Packers retired Brett Favre's jersey number. Starr was the perfect personification of what it meant to be a Packer. His most heroic moment came in the 1967 NFL Championship Game. The Ice Bowl came down to a third and goal in Lambeau Field's south endzone against the Dallas Cowboys. Starr came to the sidelines and bravely told Vince Lombardi that he can sneak it in for a game-winning touchdown. Lombardi then replied, "Run it, and let's get the hell out of here." Starr ran a quarterback sneak for the game-winner and the Packers were off to Super Bowl II. Without Starr, Green Bay would not have won a second straight Super Bowl. His leadership in big game moments will live with Packers fans for a lifetime.

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Starr leaves behind his wife Cherry, his son, and three granddaughters. Packers fans will have a tight grip on the memories Bart Starr and the 60s teams created. Starr left behind a template for being a Green Bay Packer. He also left a template for being a good man and a gentleman of the game of football. He was a competitor and a leader. Packer nation mourns for the loss of one of the finest human beings the game has seen.

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