Like a million, fast moving clips this weekend went by like a time-lapse in our heads.
Perfect and blissful moments slipped through our fingers faster than we ever imagined they could, we continue living and carrying on the spirit that lives in these festivals with us until we return next year.
Life is normal again.
Together over the weekend, we sweat more than we ever expected to. Usually it's not that hot in Michigan this time of year, but these days it was sweltering. Almost to the point of frustration and exhaustion, we helped each other survive the heat. On Friday morning, we were even able to take a short trip to the waterpark on site- so much fun!
Showers were somewhat nonexistent. We made do with the baby wipes we brought, but at some point we got creative and I stood on top of my car with a gallon of water and poured it over Erick as he washed his hair. It was hot, you guys.
We ran around most of the day trying to catch all of the musicians we wanted to see, while still making time to check out the countless art exhibitions and strange surprises speckled across the festival grounds. When the harsh sun of the day began to cool, the sky would darken and the forest would come alive with a crazy display of lights, sounds, and interactive fun.
Out of all the shows we saw, my favorite was definitely Girl Talk. We scurried over as quick as we could, and got a great spot in return. As soon as he came on stage people went NUTS. (Myself included.) I don't think I've ever acted so crazy at a show, it was pure BLISS! Toilet paper, balloons, glitter, confetti- you name it, he threw it into the crowd. If I could be transported back in time to dance a little more to those songs I would in a heartbeat.
But besides the music, the art, or the green activist movement, my favorite part about this festival is the community. Regardless of who would play, I would go every year just because I know I have the opportunity to reset and renew my spirit, realize that it shouldn't just be this one weekend out of the year that I "live the life you love," it should be every day. Why not?
PS- video coming soon!