Summer break is slowly but surely creeping closer. What better way to let loose and celebrate that 2.9 you got in Remedial Microbiology than a road trip with a few of your BFFs? Not only do music festivals come in all different sizes and flavors, but are located at awesome spots all across the United States. Yes, tickets are usually a good chunk of change upfront; however, they are a great way to catch many of your favorite bands in one location.
Bonnaroo is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and is sure to please all those who make the pilgrimage to attend. It’s a four-day, multi-stage camping festival which brings together dozens of artists. Pack yourself lots of energy drinks because not only is the festival bustling at all hours of the day, but it has attractions and activities spread out over a huge 100-acre village. Crawl out of your tent or RV and pick a stage to listen to epic artists like:
Once your eardrums are at the brink of rupturing, take a break and go wild elsewhere. The festival boasts a classic arcade, comedy club, beer festival, belly dancing lessons, and tons more.
Of course Bonnaroo seems like the mother-of-all-music-festivals, but don’t let such a big venue scare you away from festivals in general. There are countless opportunities to see great bands near your college or hometown on a much smaller scale. While procrasinating, you could even use those guitar skills you’ve picked up to form a band of your own and perform at a festival near you!
So save up some of your beer money, wash your professor’s car, or start a lemonade stand on campus. Whatever you do, just find a way to get yourself out there this upcoming summer and enjoy the fruits of your academic labor.
Have a great festival you’ve attended and want to recommend it to the masses? Comment to share your thoughts!