Ever been the superhero in someone’s story? Well, here’s this one time I saved the day at a music festival.  It was such a chance occurrence. I was at Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago with my friends. This was my second festival that I had ever went to and we were staying with some…

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Art is Culture I’m writing about social distancing because I want to make a confession. I’ve been doing my best to be socially distant, but I have been to a show or two in the past year. I’m careful before and after public events, and I always take precautions before seeing family. This is an…

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Special Items That Hold A Special Place In My Heart So everyone has gone to a festival and gotten some really great things from other people, right? I have gotten so many special items from others. While they are not very costly, I remember vividly where I got each of these items and the story…

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A few weeks ago, I started an artist spotlight! I planned to continue the next week but it was a rough week for me as my uncle died. Ironically, the artist I had planned to post about, Seven Lions, got me through that time. Seven Lions has been a huge part of my life. I…

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Okay, so Savannah Rae here. I decided to spotlight some of my favorite artists over the next few weeks with you! I love tons of artists and such a mix of artists have earned their way to the top. Hopefully, this will help you get to know me a little bit more. I’ll share memories…

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New Year, New Ways of Going to Concerts and Festivals It’s almost a new year! Okay, real talk. Are festivals in 2021 going to happen? I know a lot of companies lost money last summer and everyone is itching to get their dancing shoes on. Someone asked me the other day how long it had…

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Trigger Warning: This story includes content that may be triggering for some, including sexual assault. In the past, The Festival Voice has shared guest articles from our readers about sexual assault. One of our readers shared this after hearing about sexual assault in the media as well as our last guest contributor’s article.   Note:…

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The Story of Grandma Wook Do you ever meet someone at a festival and just wonder how in the world they made it to that festival? I’m going to tell you the story of Grandma Wook, which is the name we decided to give her after the festival. It’s Saturday night and it is getting…

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I think everyone is struggling to stay connected in this crazy time. I feel so strange because I haven’t been to a real concert in months. I went to a drive in, but it just wasn’t the same. This pandemic is crazy, that is for sure!! To stay up to date and connected, we’ve had…

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Are Drive In Shows Worth It? Okay, so we’ve all had to adjust these past few months. Life as a concert-goer has really changed throughout this pandemic. That being said, promoters have really busted their asses trying to figure out ways to ensure we all get to do what we love, yet still stay safe…

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This article connects directly to our article: The Economic Impact of Corona on Festivals. You will see many correlations and may see some conflicting data as it comes from different sources. Take a peek at that article first! To recap: Over 750+ festivals were affected worldwide by the coronavirus.  13.2 million people were affected by…

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The Economic Impact of the Coronavirus on Festivals   This year has been a crazy one, to say the least. I know personally, I had 3 festivals on my roster for this summer but was hoping for more. A few of mine were never announced. The coronavirus definitely changed things in the world. And as…

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The History of EDM Part 2: The Techno Revolution   This article is part of a series that I began a few weeks ago. It is to be continued as we delve more into the history of EDM. The last article focused on the 70s and 80s, which looked into disco and rising technology. To…

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The History of EDM Note: This article is to be continued! I had it typed out, but it was MUCH too long. Instead, I’m going to focus on the history of each decade and give more specifics into each decade. More of this series will come!  EDM is pretty popular these days. I mean, EDC…

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Are Car Raves The Future? We all have probably heard about the infamous car raves that have been taking place all over the world. Currently, I don’t believe there are any concerts that are happening anywhere due to restrictions from COVID-19. It is a sad, sad day indeed. However, many places are taking measures to…

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Am I Too Old For Raving?   It’s no secret that most of the people present at a festival are under 25. The EDM community is mostly dominated by college aged people. Walk around any festival and you’ll plainly see that the majority of people are in their 20s. And it can be rare to…

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It’s crazy how life is full of all these chances, that may or may not happen, and without them, the course of your whole life would be altered! Who would have thought that me begging my boyfriend to go to the arcade bar one night, would have changed so much?   My boyfriend Ben and…

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The EDM scene has seriously changed my life so much. As I speculate on the last 8 years of concerts I’ve attended, I see how much has changed in my life. For starters, I was in a pretty bad place emotionally before these concerts. I wasn’t happy with the way things were going at all.…

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EDC: The Weekend That Changed My Life Forever I was operating my own construction company in Texas several years ago when I first heard about EDC. Up to that point Decadence NYE in Denver, CO was the only dance music festival I had attended. So I was still very new to the scene. While talking…

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