As a lover of country music, popular pop songs and a fan of classic rock, attending an EDM festival was an out of the box thing for me. When we decided we were going to attend Sunset Music festival in Tampa, FL with our friends who are seasoned veterans, I was very unprepared. I did not know what to expect or even what to wear. Luckily, the internet and my friends were a great resource.
IHeartRaves was recommended to me and I found some great clothing items to wear to the festival. I had already picked up a velvet bikini top from my favorite bikini designer, Frankies Bikinis. I paired this with a sequin mini skirt, pink glitter leg wraps and white tennis shoes with silver stars. I was obsessed with my outfit and got so many compliments all night long. I had some other outfits planned as well but the second day of the festival was cancelled due to weather. My boyfriend, aka the mystery man, went with a very bright colored Hawaiian shirt. When we arrived at the festival my friend had light up earrings for her and I and diffraction glasses for the lights during the show.
When we were headed to the festival, all we brought was our cellphones, plastic bags in case it rained and our IDs. Upon arriving to the festival we had to add money to our RFID wristbands which could then be used to purchase drinks, food and items throughout the festival. Then, we headed to the VIP tent at the main stage. After getting drinks we settled into a spot under the tent since it began to rain and got the party started. I am not a fan of this kind of music, but the atmosphere and people made it so fun. In no time I was dancing and jumping around like everyone else.
I will say this, if we had decided to not get VIP tickets, the event would not have been as enjoyable. It was nice to be able to be away from the large crowds and under a tent when it was raining. The restrooms in the VIP area were decent and hardly ever had a line and the bars had no line at all.
We were all so excited for day two but it got cancelled due to tropical storm Alberto. It sucked because the weather was not bad and it hardly even rained that day.
It doesn’t matter if you are into this type of music or this type of event, you can still have fun. It is what you make of it. If you decidedyou want to try out one of these festivals for the first time go in with an open mind. There will be some wild and crazy people there so be prepared for this. I have learned over the past year to never say no to a new experience or opportunity. Cheers to having fun and trying new things.