I remember dreaming about going to music festivals when I was around 12 or 13. I've always felt connected to music on a level that I just can't explain (but I'll always try to.) Whether you've been to one or not, there's this collective agreeance on the magic of it all. I always have these conversations with friends when we go to them. In the moment they can seem so chaotic and overwhelming, but after it's all over, you can't stop trying to relieve each and every moment of it all.
This was my second time going to Lollapalooza, a massive music festival in Chicago nestled right on the shores of Lake Michigan. Being it was my second time, I was more prepared on how to make it as memorable as possible. If you're a massive music lover like myself, you can sometimes get caught up in trying to get as close as you can. Though there was definitely a teeny bit of that this go-around, there was a lot more sitting and enjoying from a distance. During those times however-when standing in the crowd was just a must-I kept catching myself closing my eyes and just swaying to the music. Being so completely aware that though this time was fleeting, I'd remember it forever.
If you have some money to spend, and you don't know what to spend it on, choose a music festival.