March 12, 2013 by seriesofassortedevents
Buku Music and Arts Festival was, without a doubt, the best most memorable, exciting, alive weekend I have ever had. The best venue (New freaking Orleans!), a kick ass line up, and my favorite type of people:
Molly hippie ravers. (Required Molly reference to freak out my mom should she read this 😉 )
My favorites are hard to list because I didn’t see everyone I would have liked to and because everyone was pretty ballin’.Datsik, Flosstraudamus, Nero and Calvin Harris were all 15000% perfect to the core of perfection. Major Lazer makes a sick drop, STS9 induces heart attacks from such excitement, Kid Cudi is beyond any known adjective, and Big Gigantic is a raver’s best friend. Kendrick Lamar, you were wonderful but I must say that I prefer your album better than live. No hard feelings, you’re still a favorite <3.
This is one of those word-minimal posts. My favorite amendment is the 5th.
Great friends, fantastic music, unforgettable experience: the best weekend of my life. Hopefully I’ll figure out how to put up videos soon because I have some AWERRSOME videos, especially from Nero. Ahh, Nero <3. A raver has been born and this will not be the last music festival for me. I have my heart set on Coachella (California), Bonnaroo (Tennessee), and Wakarusa (Arizona, in the WOODS) and hopefully I’ll be attending them all at some point during my college career. My life list also now includes a Bassnectar show because he is my favorite dubstep artist of all time. 🙂
In terms of workingout/eating. Friday I went on a 7 mile run before we left, and Friday and Saturday night I was going insane so I probably burned about 11zillion calories. I also didn’t eat anything at Buku because at a place like this, money should not be spent on food. That is just a crime. It’s also really easy to over-exert yourself at these types of festivals and not realize it. I know Saturday night (Floss, Calvin Harris, Kendrick and Nero all in 5 hours), I was partying faster than my body could handle. I’m exhausted like I’ve never been before (well, since tailgating season 😉 ), so I’m taking it easy these couple days back. Today I did a 30 minutes abs class, 30 minutes on the elliptical and 15 on the dreadmill. A nice and slow break for a body that’s been forced to party through the sleepless, waterless, foodless, high energy marathon that is Buku.
If you’re considering going to a music festival, “rave,” or ball-till-you-fall type of concert, do it. You only have one life to live so you might as well burn out really quickly during one weekend but have the best, most lasting memories. 🙂