bonnaroo

LIFE

TRAVEL | Fleeing The Country, Can't Come Back Where Are You Headed?

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A couple of weeks ago I asked you all a question that I was so wrapped around. Not in a bad way just one of those hmm, questions. It was bound to come up because I finally sat down to go through my book, Book of Questions. I was super drawn to this questions and figured hey, let's start a question. I already know my answer but check out a few from my fellow Wanderers:

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Everyone here seems to want to JUST BE. I agree. 

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Some just want a great escape. 

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Europe and Asia are also getting massive play. 

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Water is the answer. 

So now that you see some of the most illmatic answers, here's mine...

Capetown, South Africa. I've never been but I see beaches and it's always hot and I would like the challenge of starting over and doing something I love and being with a beautiful culture

Question Two On Way. Where would you go?

Diary

Can You Really Enjoy A Concert If You Have Your Phone In Your Hand?

This is a good argument for concert goers, journalists and fans. Attending concerts, festivals, intimate shows are my favorite things to do in the world. For those few moments I allow myself to really be in the moment. Whether I'm at Bonnaroo camping out, Coachella riding around, or getting tour merch at the Yeezus tour stop I'm all there. But I realize I do record moments. 

Drake x Nas Sprite Show

Drake x Nas Sprite Show

That Source 360 show was one of my favorite moments of 2014. Dipset, Lil' Kim, Bone Thugs N Harmony and Wu-Tang was pure heaven. So much that I have small clippings. Imagine seeing some of your favorite artists in one spot performing, do you hit record and keep still or do you dance your life away. I somehow did both but had to stop because I realized I would have more fun in that single moment versus watching it when I got home. 

It shows us how important visuals are to our mind. One photo of the stage and I could think of every performance I saw that night. I make an exception when it came to Coachella 2014 with Pharrell turning it into Summer Jam by brining out T.I., Pusha T, Jay-Z Usher and Busta Rhymes! I did get a lot of it but for the most part I have more satisfaction with one photo and my memory. Which makes you think, that's why we purchase the music, we can remember it live as well. Something you probably knew but ehh, I just figured it out...after attending almost 100 concerts in the past 10 years.

What do you think? Can you enjoy a concert if you have your phone in your hand the entire time?

A Good Day to be Alive.

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Between watching The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for the millionth time and actually living life, I sat down yesterday and realized I’ve learned so much. Not a “I know everything” learn but a wow, we’re all just learning and learning is so cool especially together and on your own as well. It has been an eye opening week of gratitude and I just had to write about it this morning. My heart is smiling because my Grandpa was able to go to Tennessee (his home state) this week and my mama has been sending me photos and it just warms my heart to see him so happy and enjoying his time with family, friends, food and you know Tennessee!

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Then so thankful for my cousin who doesn’t give up on me and the same here. We’re going to Bonnaroo (Our Roo) together along with my other two bestfriends (partner’s in legal crime) and I can only imagine the fun we’re going to have. The thought of it is just mind-blowing. Then speaking with my little cousin and just hearing her thoughts of her college experience thus far is amazing and makes me think about my experience. I want the best for everyone and making sure she’s on her shyt is very important and her older cousin wants that too.

This is getting long but overall, I’m very grateful for this time in my life. I get to see my bestfriends dreams come true! I hope reading this at another day when I may not be feeling so JOLLY I’ll be evoked to do something great. But if you’re reading this I love you.