A Few Things I Learned at Electric Forest

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My story of this past weekend is one to tell. I went to Electric Forest, with no expectations whatosever in my head. I wanted to be open-minded. I just knew there were certain artists that I had to see.

To my surprise, it wasn't all about the music. Don't get me wrong, music was in plentiful supply, but there was more to this festival than any other I had heard of or been to before.

I noticed that people from all over the U.S. were in attendance at EF. I can't guarantee all 50 states, but it was pretty close to that. I even met some Canadians that made the trip across country lines to attend this festival in Rothbury, Mich.

I would like to call Electric Forest today's Woodstock. If Woodstock had the technology we do now, I wouldn't see much difference. Many may say lots of hippies were there. That may be true in some ways, but everyone was there as an individual. Everyone was themselves coming for the music and the experience.


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zachlalbrecht
zachlalbrecht

I've been to many festy and nothing is anything like EFF in america. EFF is the only festy that i will never miss. Sherwood forest is the best place to let your mind go. They can name it what ever they want as long as there is Sherwood forest I will be there every year.

christophersanders0
christophersanders0

great article. iam lucky enough to live in mi. forty miles away from rothbury. ive been to many venues all over the country and two in Jamaica. rothbury has the best memories out of them all.

Julialovesmarley
Julialovesmarley

I live in Alaska and I was there. So you can cross that state off. Bassnectar was the best!!

Taylor Moon
Taylor Moon

Never been when it was just Rothbury. But I have to agree it was sacred in a way as well. Met some artists and they were captivated as well.

Dadya
Dadya

Have you been to rothbury tho? Cuz I can tell u having done many camping ones that tho they do share a sense of it, it is acute there. Those grounds are sacred in a way. Even the artists recognize it. Ask any who have been there. "After two years, it’s clear, artists don’t just visit the forest to play to adoring fans from across the U.S., they come to hang out with one another, creating new tracks and long-term relationships." head stash rev.

guest
guest

well, those are the ones i'm talking about..the 4-day long ones that are held annually where you camp out. they are awesome don't get me wrong! but it's not just electric forest. and i'm in the same boat as you..college student, broke, etc ha. of course every music fest is dif in its own way...i never said they weren't. but they all bring that experience you're talking about. great music, great vibes, great people, great experiences..

guest
guest

....you obviously don't go to a lot of music festivals because they're all like this cept warped and those ones that travel around the u.s....

Taylor Moon
Taylor Moon

Bassnectar was amazing. That I can not deny.

Taylor Moon
Taylor Moon

I've been to many, but never a four day long festival. Camping the whole time. It was also the farthest north I have ever been. I absolutely loved it. Rest assured i'm pretty young and a college student; I can't easily pay for festival and plane tickets without saving up for about at least a year. I would have to disagree and say every musical festival is different in it's own way.

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