Do you follow me on twitter?
If you do you might want to smack me because after watching this the other night I could not stop gushing about how much I want to go to Tomorrowland.
And for once I am not discussing one of the sections of Magic Kingdom you all know I love…
I am talking about the music festival in Belgium that is reminiscent of a fairytale dream, and although the DJs play a bit more of the mainstream EDM sounds some of the hardcore listeners do not prefer, the atmosphere itself would make it worth the trip.
If you have not seen the after movie, here is the twenty minute delight…
DO NOT get intimidated by the length of time. I am telling you it is worth watching every second and even if you have no intention of actually viewing the whole thing, I dare you to turn away because you pretty much can’t; its THAT good.
Aside from the fantastic beats, just look at the smiles plastered across the faces of attendees.
Look at the size of the crowd; how ecstatic the DJ’s look to be performing for over one hundred thousand fans!
I have always loved this genre of music (and completely respect and appreciate ALL segments of it…from Danny Tanaglia to David Guetta…) but it is only recently that I have started making it a weekly thing to either go to a show or dance around my favorite club in Philly (Yes, Rumor I am talking about you!) And physically being in the presence of both performers and my peers who share the interest, provides a whole different experience.
Festivals? Yeah, they take it to a whole other level…
Two weeks ago was the first time I had ever attended an all day extravaganza, and honestly, it may have been one of the best times of my life.
Electric-Zoo was insane and one of the most welcoming environments I have ever entered.
Just like when I wrote about Zumba last year,, the whole EDM community is a wonderful aid to my self-confidence and movement toward personal acceptance.
Where else can you wear beads, neon, bedazzled sunglasses and sneakers and be viewed as completely tame? Next year I might need a crown and wings…ESPECIALLY if I get the chance to visit Tomorrowland!
Back to the point…
A few months ago I had a TON of social anxiety. You can blame the eating disorder…
I never left my house on weekends…was terrified of meeting new people because I thought they would instantly hate me or pick up on the fact that I was going out of my mind…
I avoided public gatherings because I was scared.
But look at the mass of people enjoying Tommorowland.
Do you see all the different flags? Styles? personalities? Does that not perfectly exemplify the community component of a shared love for music and all it represents?
If the video doesn’t do a fabulous enough job at providing an illustration then I will tell you first hand. The friends I have made through my passion for EDM, dance and just being out with others, has changed my life for the better, and I really can’t see it going anywhere but up from here.
I love you Walt Disney World, but maybe it is time to visit a new Tomorrowland.