Category: Festivity

Visiting a festival can be a life-changer

  • Date: 13.10.2015.
  • Author: Antonia

The atmosphere of a music festival sparks a light inside anyone attending. The unique energy pulsating through the crowd is an exciting rush that unites every single festivalgoer in a perfect harmony. If you’ve ever been to a festival, you know what kind of feeling I’m talking about. It’s an adrenaline rush like you’ve never experienced before – feeling of belonging and exciting relaxation that cannot be experienced in any other way.

Good festival experiences usually consist of meeting unique people from all around the world, listening to the sweet melodies of music you’ve always wanted to hear live or have never heard before and making unforgettable memories with your friends.

Some people decide to visit a festival with friends, which is always a good decision – but even if you go alone, you surely won’t be standing on the side without making some new friendships and having a great time.There are two things every Millennial should do in his or her early 20s, without a doubt: travel abroad to explore a foreign culture and attend a music festival. If you’re still sceptical about packing your bags and attending a festival, I’ll back up my arguments with some research, just in case you need a valid excuse to leave work and embark on a musical journey

It fills your outlook with positive energy.

The power of music is an incredibly unique tool that aids the human experience. As a social gathering where people from all walks of life come to celebrate the art of music together, it becomes a force incomparable to anything else. This force is so strong that it can provoke a significant social change thanks to numerous artists all around the world.

Examined Existence reports on a number of studies that show music has an effect on the mind and overall health of listeners, while research from the University of Groningen shows that participants who listened to more upbeat music experienced happier perceptions of life. This conclusions suggest that music can motivate you, reduce your stress levels and even make you happier. Also, it points out that music can be used as a uniqe, cheap way of uplifting yourself and people around you.

It is important to emphasize that these newfound outlook may be due to chemical changes your brain experiences while listening to music. Music releases dopamine in our brains, which is the feel-good hormone that gives you all the feels every time your favorite song comes on. By sharing this empowering feeling with each other while jamming to hits in a beautiful environment, there really is nothing else left in the world that could possibly enhance your mood. Including all the recreational “mood boosters” that can be shared around you.

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Festivals are a bonding experience.

People are capable of becoming incredibly in sync with each other, as well as the music pumping through their surroundings. When we connect with the people and the music around us, life becomes a movie. It’s truly the most euphoric experience that one can possibly encounter in this lifetime, and music festivals are capable of providing this experience. However, there is something more to festivals than just blasting loud amps and drugged hipsters raging their days away. You certainly don’t need to be drunk or high to feel euphoria and intense adrenaline pumping your veins while dancing in the crowd in the rhythm of the music.

Discovery reports on research that shows humans not only experience happiness while listening to music but become excited to hear the combinations of different tones and melodies upon the mere anticipation of music.

Valorie Salimpoor, a neuroscientist at McGill University in Montreal, tells Discovery: You’re following these tunes and anticipating what’s going to come next and whether it’s going to confirm or surprise you, and all of these little cognitive nuances are what’s giving you this amazing pleasure, the reinforcement or reward happens almost entirely because of dopamine.

During the music festival experience, you are likely to wrap up listening to one of your favorite musicians or bands perform their set and be left out in the open, with a huge crowd and zero plans for the next few hours. That is when the music will suddenly hit you: A distant drum beat may pick you up and carry you to its stage, or a soft electric guitar from hundreds of feet away will grab the attention of you and your friends. The rush of a crowd picking up in the midst of a band just starting their performance is total ecstasy.

 

A lot of music lovers and adventurers attend festivals.

Eventbrite conducted a survey to find out just how many people are actually road tripping or flying to their carefully chosen music festivals.

The NY Daily News reports that one of five Millennials has already visited a festival, and 25 percent of students experience a music festival during college.

The survey also shows people are live streaming music festivals as they happen more than ever before, and social media received about 30 percent more chatter regarding the extended concerts sweeping the nation between 2013 and 2014.

But, as much fun as it is to watch your favorite artists perform from the comfort of your own home, the feeling of vibrations of your skin, the rythm of the crowd dancing and singing as one, and the view od the sunrise while listening to the sweet sounds of some undiscovered DJ isn’t really something you can truly experience trough the screen,

If you haven’t, make some time for yourself, disconnect and experience one of the most incredible events of your lifetime.

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