Recently I attended my very first music festival, and it was fucking awesome. Life is Beautiful is a three day event and happens in Downtown Las Vegas, spanning a few square city blocks. It had four live stages and featured some of the largest, most intricate art that I’ve ever seen.
Being a Vegas local really has it’s perks, and it was pretty easy even as a group of four to use our negotiating skills to get in on the second night, which also happened to be perfect timing to celebrate Paul Vagina‘s Birthday. It was about 7:00 PM when we got inside so we immediately went to grab waters and popped some molly to get the vibes flowing! Right away it was clear that this was going to be a super trippy night.
After walking around for a while looking at the light shows and giant murals, we settled down by a stage to watch Foster The People and smoke a joint. For a while I thought that I wasn’t going to feel anything from the molly, but then we entered what would be my favorite art installation of the night and I started rolling. Hard. The long hallway of lights was synced up to the sounds that were paying and it created a fantastic vibe that I couldn’t help lingering in.
We finally reached the end of the dope light alley and found a soft patch of grass to relax on for a while and listened to Florence and The Machine playing nearby. We sat and chilled for a bit then did a final walk-around and decided to head for the exits so that we didn’t get too caught up in the huge crowd of people trying to leave. I’ve never seen so many people walking aimlessly through the streets downtown before, and trying to get a Lyft home was an adventure in and of itself! All things included it was an amazing experience. Life really is beautiful.