Until more recently in my life, I didn’t know much about these enormous music festivals that have began to pop up everywhere in the world, other than casually hearing about Coachella here and there. Even then, I only knew of Coachella as some music event that occurred all the way across the country; but that it was apparently pretty epic. In 2012, Budweiser’s Made in America had kicked off as the East Coast’s largest urban music fest just two hours away from my home city in Philadelphia. I didn’t travel to Philly to go, but that’s when I started getting more clued in to what these multi-day massive concert blowouts were all about.
Last year, I was finally introduced to the in person experience for myself all the way in Barcelona, Spain, when I decided to travel to Europe with a girl I’d never even met in person and attend the Sonar Music Festival with her. (Crazy, right? I’ll be writing about this soon; stick around if you want to read allll about how that turned out.)