Where We’ve Been
Posted by Lindsey on Jan 14, 2013
Steve and I (Lindsey) have taken a hiatus from festobsessed since the height of festival season ’12. Between our 9 to 5 jobs, organizing Reddaroo (the biggest ‘groop camp’ at Bonnaroo), and working on festobsessed.com, we felt like we didn’t have enough time to also enjoy ourselves. So we took a break and made up for lack of articles with a lot of fun. Here are some highlights from our summer, fall, and winter of ’12.
Festival: Bonnaroo XI. Manchester, TN. June 7-10, 2012
All in all, hosting such an enormous groop camp (108 campers from all over the U.S. including campers from Hawaii, Canada, and France) was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. This experience enabled us to get closer to some old friends, and meet a lot of new friends. We hit Bonnaroo by storm with 6 cases of Monster, 1000 glowsticks, 1 100×40 foot tarp, and good vibes.
Hiking: Mount Whiteface, New Hampshire
We love the challenge of a good hike. This one, despite being low-mileage, was arduous! We had to climb up some sheer rock faces, and got stranded in the middle of a lightning storm!
Festival: Camp Bisco. Mariaville, NY. July 12-14, 2012
Though the crowd tends to be on the younger, bro-ier side, Camp Bisco is always a good time.
Hiking: Mount Monadnock, New Hampshire
Festival: Made in America. Philadelphia, PA. September 1-2, 2012
Despite being a first year fest, Made in America went on without a hitch. There was red, white, and blue swag as far as the eye can see, and guest appearances by Kanye West and Rick Ross. Though the lineup was solid, sound quality and overall production quality high, I will not return for $16 Bud lights or 90-minute food lines.
Festival: Wormtown. Greenfield, MA. September 15-16, 2012
This might have been my favorite festival of the season. Wormtown is a local festival, consisting of 2,000 creative people, and music around the clock. There were miles of wooded campgrounds to walk through, a river to swim around in, and a campfire to cozy-up by.
Festival and Skiing: Snow Riders Winter Break Festival. Sunday River, Maine. January 7-10, 2013
Though just a micro-fest (~200 chill people), the Snow Riders Winter Break Festival brought in some solid music for five days of riding, and five nights of fun. Considering we invested less than the face value of a week ski pass, we felt like we were living in luxury in ski dorms thanks to a hot tub village and free vitamin water.