Monday, May 16, 2011

Music makes me lose control

Ya, I do love music but I am not one of "those" people who claim that music is their life, they live for music, music is the breath of air in their lungs {yes, I know some people like this} and on and on with the melodrama. I don't think I would be much of a music festival person. While the musical selections at Bonnaroo {and the like} are rather appealing; camping, not bathing, and being surrounded by wanna-be hippies doing hallucinogens with no one on trip patrol is NOT my cup of tea. Especially the camping and not bathing part -- we are talking about the Girl Scout of 8 years who only slept in a tent ONCE and hated it. The only only music festival I can really picture myself enjoying is The Hangout. Unfortch I will be missing it this year.

I am going to be in Las Vegas {eeep. 4 days!!!} during The Hangout Music Festival. Don't get me wrong I am going to have a blasty blast in Viva Las Vegas. Seriously. I am so excited.  But if I could have my way I wish Hangout Fest was a diff weekend so I could do BOTH! If you haven't heard of Hangout Music Fest then are you missing out, forrealsies. The festival is in it's second year and is located on the sandy white beaches of Gulf Shores, Ala. {kinda my hometown... moved there when I was 13}. 

If you have visited the area, you know at the "T" of 59 & Beach Road in GS there is The Hangout {located right up by the public beach} and it is a restaurant. Well the masterminds behind the festival are the owners of the restaurant turned entertainment mecca. The 3 day festival is the only one of it's kind, the shows are literally on the beach and you have an ocean view. 

They are predicting this festival to get as big as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Coachella and ACL. This is biiiiig. The festival lost money in the first year {the totally expected it too and were ok with that} and will allegedly lose money again this year {and probably a few more years}. They take these losses with a grain of salt as they expect once it really picks up to be wildly profitable. 

This years line up is incredible. It would be amazeballs to spend three days chillin on the beach just listening to the likes of The Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, Cee Lo Green, Bassnectar, Widespread Panic, Amos Lee, Keller Williams,  Old Crow Medicine Show, Matisyahu, Ween, Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, Umphrey's McGee, Galactic and STS9 juuust to name a few. To add salt to the wounds... my little sister gets to go. For FREE. Cause she works at the Hangout. Granted she has to work til 2 am on one of the nights... freeeeee is the operative word here. 

One day... I will go to my music festival where I can sleep in the comfort of my own home, not have to worry about a thing, get a discounted ticket, and enjoy some nice beats. Until then...


Michelle said...

a BUNCH of my friends are going to Hangout this year and I really wish I was going... I think I may try to go next year!

Portuguese Prepster said...

Sounds soo awesome! Can't wait to hear about it!

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