I have realised that I am not a Festival girl but rather a Goa party lover and I will tell you why. Goa Trance music is my favourite and you don’t have to be high to love it.
Why I am not a Festival girl but rather a Goa party lover
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All my life I have been raving to go a Festival: Coachella, Lollapalooza, Burning Man, Glastonbury, the one of the Isle of Wight I don’t recall its name and many many more. But I have never actually been to one. Instead I have seen videos, heard adventures from my friend (okay, only one from my ex housemates, she told me how insane Glastonbury was) and scroll down every Instagram feed on the subject.
The Goa Party Lover
After that, I have realised that I am not a Festival girl but rather a Goa party lover and I will tell you why. First of all, I am sure you are wondering of Goa is. It is something quite new to me as well but it’s a type of music. The way I love to describe it is very easy: think yoga sessions background music, add a little techno and here you have it.
Of course this is a quite rushed definition but it can get you in the mind of what is it faster. In reality if you have ever listened to Psy-trance, trance, full on, goa trance music, they are all brothers and sisters. For me I started out with falling in love with Die Antwoord, slowly moving to trap music then switching to Goa.
Why I love Goa Trance music
The fact that I do yoga at least twice a week improves my love for it and even though is quite a heavy music to listen to, I find it really chill and relaxing. But I don’t anyone else who would tell you that. Or they would reply how Goa music is just for ravers. Goa music can be listening only if you are high. Well, absolutely not. Even though, Goa is the typical rave music, it doesn’t have to stay there.
I have danced to it and I have always had a fantastic time. People are nicer, kinder and not judging. This is fundamental for me, a girl who has spent her childhood and teenage years practising dance classes but never being good at it. So that when me and my friends go clubbing I have always felt so out of place and constantly judged by everyone in the room.
Instead when dancing to Goa and trance music, I fell home. I like jumping, moving my hands or closing my eyes, I like the chilled atmosphere where no one is judging you. And it is the same anywhere, I have been to a few Goa parties here in Italy and to one under a subway station in Berlin. Nothing was different and I loved it.
Why I am not a Festival Girl
Festivals make me stress too much. How to dress, what to like like, what temporary tattoos to wear, boots or not boots, just too many details. Also they are always so crowded with people like there is no space to breathe. You go near the stage and you are so sticked one to another like those glues. For me, being around too many people gets on my nerves.
It’s not an anxiety sort of problem, it is more about my temper. I risk to start a fight in zero second. Lately this has gone worse that I can’t stand people who are rude, I don’t think first, I immediately reply which sometimes it is fine, others it might get to a bigger fight. Anyway, I am afraid I won’t feel the festival vibe the one everyone is getting.
Maybe I should at least go to one – in your experience how it is best to start: with a big or a small festival? Also, have you ever heard of Goa music?
Let me know