10 Music Festivals That You Should Go To At Least Once In Your Lifetime

10 Music Festivals That You Should Go To At Least Once In Your Lifetime

Going to music festivals is a good experience to have.

It seems like as soon as April hits, there are music festivals starting all over the world. Music festivals, as some would say, are a way of life while others would say they are waste of money. Either way, these festivals bring in the money and culture, and in my opinion, they bring in the fun! While I can't go to every music festival because I am a broke college student, I can dream!

1. Coachella

Coachella does not actually take place in Coachella, CA despite contrary belief. It takes place in Indio, CA at the fairgrounds. However, the name 'Coachella' stems from the fact that it takes place in the Coachella Valley. This festival also features and supports the local artists so it is a nice place to listen to music and appreciate art.

2. Stagecoach

Stagecoach happens one week after Coachella in the same place, however, the music style is different. Stagecoach features all Country artists. If you are a country music fan, this is the festival to go to.

3. EDC

EDC, abbreviated for Electronic Daisy Carnival, takes place in Las Vegas. For the most part, it is a festival only about EDM music, where you can hang out with friends and just enjoy the music.

4. Rolling Loud

Rolling Loud is a rap festival that takes place in Miami, FL. In December of 2017, Rolling Loud did a festival in San Bernadino, CA and I had the blessing of going to that one but I still have not yet gone to Miami, the Home of Rolling Loud.

5. Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful is known for bringing in all kinds of music genres. This festival takes place in Las Vegas and I am hoping to be able to buy tickets to go because this lineup is fire.

6. Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza takes place in Chicago and is a 4-day festival. I'm not sure how many other festivals do 4 days worth of music but I think this festival is definitely worth the money. Lollapalooza started in 1991 and continues to thrive throughout the years bringing in artists including Green Day, Beastie Boys, Kanye West, and now the artists above.

7. Ultra

Ultra takes place in Miami and like EDC is mostly an electronic music festival. This is another festival that I hope to go to someday but for now, I will settle with watching the live streams.

8. Kaaboo

I actually never really heard about this festival until I saw a tweet about it on Twitter and since then, I've been doing research and wanting to go. Not only is it a music festival but it is also a comedy festival. You get musicians and comedians all in one place! That one place being San Diego, CA.

9. iHeartRadio

The lineup for this festival has not been released yet but it has been confirmed that Dua Lipa, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Lil Uzi Vert will be performing at the festival. The iHeartRadio Music Festival takes place in Las Vegas and is more of a pop, mainstream, "music you would hear on the radio everyday" type of festival.

10. Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits takes place in Texas and has different genres of artists perform on stage. Telling by this year's headliners, this is going to be a good and different festival. Different meaning you will not hear the same type of genre all throughout the festival.

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11 Things Psychology Majors Hear That Drive Them Crazy

No pun intended.

We've all been there. You're talking to a new acquaintance, or a friend of your parents, or whoever. And then, you get the dreaded question.

"So what are you studying in school?"

Cue the instant regret of picking Psychology as your major, solely for the fact that you are 99.9% likely to receive one of the slightly comical, slightly cliche, slightly annoying phrases listed below. Don't worry though, I've included some responses for you to use next time this comes up in conversation. Because it will.

Quick side note, these are all real-life remarks that I've gotten when I told people I was a psych major.

Here we go.

1. So are you, like, analyzing me right now?

Well, I wasn't. But yeah. Now I am.

2. Ugh so jealous! You picked the easy major.

"Lol" is all I have to say to this one. I'm gonna go write my 15-page paper on cognitive impairment. You have fun with your five college algebra problems, though!

3. So can you tell me what you think is wrong with me? *Shares entire life story*

Don't get me wrong; I love listening and helping people get through hard times. But we can save the story about how one time that one friend said that one slightly rude comment to you for later.

4. Well, s**t, I have to be careful what I say around you.

Relax, pal. I couldn't diagnose and/or institutionalize you even if I wanted to.

5. OMG! I have the perfect first client for you! *Proceeds to vent about ex-boyfriend or girlfriend*

Possible good response: simply nod your head the entire time, while actually secretly thinking about the Ben and Jerry's carton you're going to go home and demolish after this conversation ends.

6. So you must kind of be like, secretly insane or something to be into Psychology.

Option one: try and hide that you're offended. Option two: just go with it, throw a full-blown tantrum, and scare off this individual, thereby ending this painful conversation.

7. Oh. So you want to be a shrink?

First off, please. Stop. Calling. Therapists. Shrinks. Second, that's not a psych major's one and only job option.

8. You know you have to go to grad school if you ever want a job in Psychology.

Not completely true, for the record. But I am fully aware that I may have to spend up to seven more years of my life in school. Thanks for the friendly reminder.

9. So you... want to work with like... psychopaths?

Let's get serious and completely not-sarcastic for a second. First off, I take personal offense to this one. Having a mental illness does not classify you as a psycho, or not normal, or not deserving of being treated just like anyone else on the planet. Please stop using a handful of umbrella terms to label millions of wonderful individuals. It's not cool and not appreciated.

10. So can you, like, read my mind?

It actually might be fun to say yes to this one. Try it out and see what happens. Get back to me.

11. You must be a really emotional person to want to work in Psychology.

Psychology is more than about feeling happy, or sad, or angry. Psychology is about understanding the most complex thing to ever happen to us: our brain. How it works the way it does, why it works the way it does, and how we can better understand and communicate with this incredibly mysterious, incredibly vast organ in our tiny little skull. That's what psychology is.

So keep your head up, psychology majors, and don't let anyone discourage you about choosing, what is in my opinion, the coolest career field out there. The world needs more people like us.

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