As a festival coordinator, I spend a lot of time talking to many different people including fans and performers alike. One thing that I have learned from this experience is just how important music and festivals are to the human experience. Music has been a part of virtually every culture since the beginning of time, and has long given us a way to share ideas with one another an the world around us.
Now this is extended even further with festivals, which act as a way for us not only to share these experiences with one another in an intimate setting, but also to enjoy other aspects of humanity at the same time. Music goes along so well with other forms of art, that a festival is the perfect way to have a truly human experience.
If you have ever been to a music festival, you probably know of the vibe. The vibe is one of understanding and belonging, and you would be hard pressed to find groups of angry people at a music festival. There is just something about art and the freedom to be yourself that puts people in a good mood and connects them with the rest of humanity. Music has always done this, and festivals are an extension of this.
So the next time you have the chance to go to a music festival or any festival really, jump on the opportunity. It acts as the perfect way to connect with others and experience what it truly means to be human.