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Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Real Cloud 9

There is nothing like the feeling of being at a music festival. Finding the perfect spot amongst a huge crowd of rebellious youth. Bodies surrounding you completely but giving you enough space to move freely to the beautiful melodies that pump through the speakers. Lights are projected in every direction and all you want to do is move with them. The beat takes you over and your hands sway across the air with utter pleasure. Everyone feels the exact same thing, all encompassing joy. It is the most hedonistic, wonderful environment you will ever find. I have never seen a place so united under the same belief before, not even religion can bring people together like this. Nothing matters when you are in front of that stage with thousands of other people. Everyone is there for the same reason, to enjoy the music and love each other’s company. You don’t have to dress up in heels and put on red lipstick. You don’t have to look cute and order a pink drink that you sip seductively. You can put on your dirty converse and torn shirt and dance with as much passion as your body can handle. No matter who you are, this family will accept you.

Music festivals are about the whole experience. Your senses are constantly dazzled by food, art, lights, music, and performances, everything you could possibly imagine. Your heart is beating with adrenaline and you look around only to find that everyone is right there with you, feeling the same sense of excitement. Then a song comes on that you all know and there is an uproar of voices filling the huge venue. You all scream at the top of your lungs in perfect unison and all you can feel is a surge of tingles go through your body. You close your eyes and you know that this is what makes us human, this connection is why we were put here. Nothing can make you feel more alive.


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