Now that the summer is on the verge – it’s that time of year…Summer Festival Time…time to start planning and / or calling in sick from work with that summer flu so that you can make as many of these as possible. The first great summer festival is upon us, The Hangout Music Fest, located in Gulf Shores Alabama. One of our friends at the PartyBlog – Noodle aka The Organizer is going to be in attendance with his party people and lil bro. Hopefully Noodle will send us some live updates or pictures so those of us lamewads (poor, boring, employed, or otherwise) who cannot attend will at least live vicariously through his party glory.
MAY’s preliminary schedule of the Summer Fests the PartyBlog thinks could change your life for the better and make you more spiritually connected, less of a douchebag, fall in love with nature or somebody else, live more open minded, join the fight for what’s right to party (RIP MCA), or all of the above (check back for PartyBlog’s schedule for the rest of the summer):
1) The Hangout Music Fest – May 18, 19 & 20, Gulf Shores Alabama.
Highlights: The Flaming Lips, Dave, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oakenfold, String Cheese (screw Ticketmaster – you guys rock!), Skrillex, AND MANY MANY MORE…
DOWNSIDE: This festival appears to be SOLD OUT so don’t get on a plane and fly down there and expect to get in. However, if you live close by you can probably hear the music if you sit somewhere on the beach, and maybe you can find a break in the fence and sneak in?
2) The Bamboozle Festival – May 18, 19, & 20, Asbury Park, NJ.
If you can’t make it to the Hangout, this is a good option for those northeasterners…
Highlights: Skrillex (you are getting some travel in my man), Bon Jovi, Incubus, Spacehog, White Panda, Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance, AND ON AND ON…
PARTY NOTE: The Bamboozle seems more electronic Friday night…The offerings at this festival are vastly different each night and you can buy either single night passes or weekend passes. UPSIDE. Each night has a different feel in terms of the offerings and you might not like every night depending on your musical tastes. DOWNSIDE. For example, the festivals headliners appear to be more hardcore Friday (Skrillex, Incubus), more alternative Saturday (Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance) and traditional/mainstream Sunday (headliner Bon Jovi), so do your research and consider whether a three day pass is advisable v. the one night “I’m going to rock my socks off” admission. UPSIDE. The show also offers “late night shows.” DOWNSIDE. These shows have a separate admission cost.
3) Amberland XI, Memorial Day Weekend, Cherokee Farms, GA
The PartyBlog’s favorite music festival returns, featuring six sets by Perpetual Groove. Forget that “PGroove” doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. Amberland is their annual coming out party when “PGroove” for three days, becomes the biggest, baddest band in the U.S. Reunited with their former keyboardist, Matt McDonald, this year is primed to be one for the ages. The theme this year based on Penguins! So you will certainly see many images reflecting that theme. Additionally, there will be costume parties and much hilarity had by all. A description of the event is available here:
In depth details available here:
and tickets are available here:
At $75 bucks per ticket (still available for a limited time) you can’t beat this deal. Furthermore, this festival really may change your life for the better, make you love nature, realize how tenuous our time on this planet is, and make you want to fight to protect it for a better tomorrow.