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6:45 a.m. — Seems I slept by my 6:15 alarm, which has actually by no means occurred to me earlier than. I normally get up instantly to the sound of my cellphone alarm going off. Fortunately, I solely get up 30 minutes late, not two hours late. Sadly, this implies I haven’t got time to bathe, so I suppose I will look semi-gross all day.
four p.m. — For the remainder of the day, I work on a challenge that simply launched at this time. Seems it’s far more time-consuming than I anticipated. I undoubtedly may do extra work on this challenge tonight — I am all about work-life steadiness, so I desire to not keep within the workplace late.
5 p.m. — After I get to the health club, it simply begins to sprinkle outdoors. Fifteen minutes later, I look outdoors to seek out it pouring rain. After two extra minutes, it appears to be like like near-hurricane wind and rain. One other two minutes later, it begins to hail. This morning, at this time’s forecast confirmed it to be 80 levels and sunny all day with no likelihood of rain — a lot for that. The rain stops after half an hour, and it goes again to being sunny. Remind me once more why I dwell within the Midwest…?
6:30 p.m. — After my exercise, I cease at Lululemon on my stroll dwelling. It is solely a block from my home, and so they simply opened final week. After all, the shop is huge and exquisite, and I need to purchase every thing although I can not afford it. I’ve a $100 present card to burn by, so I take a bit browse. I do not discover something I like and depart empty-handed.
eight:30 p.m. — I spent most of my evening packing for this weekend and speaking to M. on the cellphone. He lives about two and a half hours away in Madison, WI, and we have been relationship long-distance for about 10 months now. It isn’t best, however we go to one another and discuss on the cellphone each time we will. He strikes to Chicago in six months, which I can not look ahead to!!
10 p.m. — As a lot as I need to do or take into consideration something besides work, I drive myself to do some work earlier than going to mattress. I work for a few half hour and name it good. Not going to lose sleep (actually) over this challenge.
6:55 a.m. — One way or the other, it occurs a second day in a row. My alarm doesn’t go off once more at this time —completely unparalleled. I get up 30 minutes late this time, however I rush as quick as potential and make it to work solely 5 minutes late. Very anxious begin to this lengthy day!
11 a.m. — Work is fairly busy at this time. I am ending a bunch of issues up earlier than I am off on trip. I’ve to get as a lot of a challenge finished as potential, since I’ll hand it off to a coworker beginning tomorrow.
four p.m. — On the very finish of the day, I am operating round attempting to wrap every thing up in time. I virtually neglect to set an out-of-office automated electronic mail reply, which might’ve been dangerous!
5 p.m. — There’s a Cubs sport occurring, which implies Cubs followers are flooding the trains attempting to get to the stadium. It takes me about 50 minutes to make a 25-minute commute again to my neighborhood and at last to the health club. I deliberate on going to a 5 p.m. yoga class and do some cardio beforehand, however I modify my thoughts final minute due to the commute. I do a again and biceps lifting exercise as an alternative.
7 p.m. — We’re on the highway a bit later than anticipated, however the rush-hour visitors is manageable.
11:30 p.m. — It takes us about three and a half hours to drive to the resort we’re staying at tonight, and we get there about an hour later than anticipated due to the time-zone change. We examine in and instantly head to mattress.
6:30 a.m. — We get up early to get going. We re-pack up the automotive, steal some resort ice to fill the cooler, and have some free breakfast. The free breakfast is fairly unhappy, however there are waffles, so I make myself a peanut butter banana waffle to begin my day.
9 a.m. — The pageant is simple to seek out, and there’s no line to get by safety, which is totally unparalleled! Safety evenly checks our automotive — I am hoping they do not discover our contraband vodka we introduced (for some purpose, liquor is just not allowed). Fortunately, they’re good and do not care a lot, so we fly on by.
9:15 a.m. — We get positioned in “Camp Sonny” with a parking spot on the tip of a row, which implies about an additional 10 toes that nobody else has. We arrange our cover, tent, air mattress, chairs, and cooler. After assembly our neighbors, we plop down and open some beers.
11 a.m. — After hanging out for a bit, we resolve to go exploring. We’re a few 10-minute stroll to the pageant’s “Important Road” and one other 5 minutes from the pageant entrance. There are a couple of dozen meals distributors and some dozen different distributors, promoting every thing from garments to artwork to water packs. We wander round and examine all of them out earlier than heading again to begin preparing for the day.
1 p.m. — We pop open a couple of extra beers and dress for the evening. A couple of weeks in the past, I purchased a brand new gentle blue lengthy silk skirt that appears prefer it’s from the ’90s. I put on this and a colourful sports activities bra and throw my hair in excessive pigtails to begin, since it is so rattling scorching out. I’ve a long-sleeve sparkly crop high in my water backpack for later, when it cools down.
2 p.m. — I’ve some associates who’re additionally right here for the pageant, however they acquired right here yesterday after driving 20+ hours from Denver. We head over to their campsite to hang around for a bit. We’ve got some beers earlier than making our method to the grounds.
four p.m. — As we begin to stroll towards the pageant, we run into an enormous line ready to undergo safety and get in, and I imply big. Checking the pageant Reddit web page, folks posted that they waited over three hours simply to get in!! This makes us fairly mad. We paid $375+ to get tickets, and we won’t even get in to see the music we wish due to this line — superior.
7 p.m. — By the point we get to the entrance of the road, they don’t seem to be even doing safety anymore. They shuffle us by the steel detectors with out asking to examine luggage or something. Clearly, they completely gave up on any safety measures after the road acquired tremendous lengthy. That is barely regarding, nevertheless it beats ready for even a minute longer.
7:15 p.m. — The very first thing we stroll by is an artist named Whipped Cream on the closest stage. We do not keep, although, as a result of we’re headed to see Whethan at one other stage and we need to get good spots. On the best way, all of us replenish our water packs on the water fill station. The water tastes horrible however is our solely choice, and we have to keep hydrated.
9 p.m. — Whethan was superior, as anticipated. The subsequent two artists we need to see are additionally on this similar stage, so we keep put and declare our territory for the evening. After a 45-minute break, Gramatik performs for a bit over an hour — additionally superior!
11:15 p.m. — Throughout the break earlier than the final artist of the evening, we run into a gaggle of individuals and make associates. Seems all of them went to UW-Madison, like us, and we find yourself hanging out with them for the remainder of the evening. Loopy coincidence!
11:45 p.m. — That is the second I have been ready for for six months — my favourite artist, Odesza, is headlining tonight! As anticipated, they do not disappoint and placed on among the best reveals I’ve ever seen. Their music, lights, movies, and dwell drum line depart me in awe by the tip. It even began evenly raining through the set, however nothing may’ve ruined it. Completely unimaginable.
1:30 a.m. — After the present, our newfound associates invite us again to hang around and go to the RV campsite events, however we’re tremendous drained already after the lengthy day and switch in “early” round 2:30.
eight a.m. — We get woken up early by the rain on our tent. There was a reasonably dangerous thunderstorm final evening apparently, however I slept proper by it. A lot of folks’s campsites and tents acquired flooded from the rain, however we pulled our tent below our cover and had been ready, so we had been simply high-quality. We make bagels and cream cheese for breakfast and simply sit round for some time.
four p.m. — After going again to our camp, altering garments, and consuming some meals, we head to my associates’ campsite. We drink some mimosas and beer earlier than heading in.
5:45 p.m. — We head to the grounds solely to seek out out that the road is over an hour once more!
7 p.m. — As soon as we lastly get in, it is after 7 and we missed the Quinn XCII live performance, which all of us actually needed to see. As an alternative, we head to an space referred to as the Hangar, which is a ’60s-themed constructing with numerous “retailers.” There’s a pool corridor, bowling alley, mini golf course, journey company, momentary tattoo store, free therapeutic massage parlor, a barber store with free haircuts, and a free hair-braiding salon. My buddy L. is aware of one of many actors within the constructing, and he takes us by the again door of one of many retailers….
7:30 p.m. — We stroll down a set of stairs, when all of a sudden all of the lights exit and the room begins spinning. After a minute, we see a light-weight and somebody guiding us to an enormous slide, the place we slide on blankets down right into a secret room. This room known as the Poetry Brothel and options girls in lingerie strolling round on stage studying poetry as an alternative of dancing. Then we go to a non-public room with an enormous mattress, the place all of us sit and hearken to a girl learn extra poetry. It is loopy cool.
9 p.m. — My associates go off to see a present, however M. and I haven’t got anybody we need to see for some time, so we sit and people-watch for a couple of hours. The people-watching right here is infinite — I may have sat right here all weekend.
10 p.m. — We return to camp to alter into hotter garments, because it’s getting chilly out. We seize some vodka to sneak in with us, so we do not have to pay for $13+ drinks. Sadly, they resolve to begin up safety once more and take it from us. Boo.
12 a.m. — Kygo is the headliner of the evening, so we go watch that for some time. Then we see a few of Black Tiger Intercourse Machine on our approach out of the grounds.
three a.m. — Nonetheless awake, we head to the RV park for some late-night music and partying. We go to a stage referred to as the Wrestle Bus, which is an old-school bus become a stage. We keep out till virtually 5, and I’m lifeless by the tip of the evening.
10:45 a.m. — Final evening’s marathon meant we sleep in late at this time. We get up because it will get scorching out and our tent turns right into a sauna. We crawl out of the tent and head to Important Road to get some meals. M. will get a “Massive Ass Breakfast Burrito,” and I wait till we get again to have a bagel as an alternative.
11:45 a.m. — After we eat, we’re nonetheless lifeless drained, so we lay a sheet down on the exhausting floor and take a two-hour nap. I get up simply as drained nonetheless.
three:30 p.m. — We head to my associates’ camp once more first. We drink some beer, per standard, and head out. The road is definitely manageable, and we make it in time to see T-Ache. Throwback to middle-school jams!
12:30 a.m. — Bassnectar is the headliner for tonight, and it’s packed! Massive Bassnectar followers name themselves “Bass Heads” and have been camped out all day on the stage to get spots. We keep approach within the again, as a result of Bass Heads have a nasty rep of being uncontrolled and imply throughout reveals — no, thanks! The present finally ends up being okay.
2 a.m. — Regardless of being sober and drained at this level, we drive ourselves to remain till the tip of the present after which head to Alison Wonderland afterward at one other stage. We had been going to skip it, since we have seen her twice earlier than already, nevertheless it finally ends up being among the best reveals of the weekend. Value it!
three:30 a.m. — Bedtime lastly. I move out instantly.
10:15 a.m. — We attempt to sleep in as late as potential once more, however get up within the warmth of our tent. This morning we swap it up for breakfast, consuming a peanut butter, Nutella, and honey sandwich — so good!
12:30 p.m. — We head into the grounds to do some extra exploring on our final day. There may be an space that has some trampoline-hammock-hybrid sort of factor that we lay down on for a bit. I go to sleep and apparently snore for a superb 30 minutes.
three p.m. — After some time, we head again and begin packing up our automotive in preparation to depart tomorrow morning. As soon as we pack up a bit, we head over to my associates’ campsite for the final time.
5:30 p.m. — We head into the pageant for a particular occasion occurring tonight — Forest Promenade. I by no means went to promenade in highschool, so I figured higher late than by no means! We sneak in vodka, take stereotypical promenade photos, and dance a bit.
7 p.m. — M. desires to go see a smaller artist referred to as the Funk Hunters. It isn’t too busy, so we really get to face on the very entrance by the fence. It finally ends up being an ideal present!
9 p.m. — We head again to our camp to seize a bit extra vodka to tide us over the remainder of the evening, nevertheless it will get taken going by safety once more. Safety has simply been probably the most irritating a part of the weekend. Nonetheless, we go see Snails carry out, adopted by the final headliner, Zeds Lifeless.
11 p.m. — Since our vodka acquired taken, M. finally ends up shopping for three beers (at $11 every!), however he pays for these. I skip the beer as a result of I am low-cost.
1:30 a.m. — On our approach out of the pageant, we catch the tip of Seven Lions and head to Important Road for some meals. M. will get a grilled cheese, and I sit round speaking with my associates earlier than we have now to move our separate methods. Lastly, we are saying our goodbyes and head again to camp for the final time.
eight:30 a.m. — We set an alarm to get us up early, so we will get out earlier than the large rush. We begrudgingly get out of our tent and begin to pack up the ultimate items of our campsite. We choose up all of the trash in our space, pack up the cover tent, wrap up the tent and air mattress, and rearrange the automotive so it is all packed in.
9:30 a.m. — Proper earlier than we’re prepared to move out, I head to the porta-potties to go to the lavatory one final time earlier than we head out. On the 100-foot stroll again to the automotive, I move a couple of overflowing trash cans with different folks’s trash piled up. Among the many trash, I see two very good reclining lengthy chairs. I take a peek at them, and so they look just about unused. I seize them and throw them within the automotive — ours now! This good discover prompted us to take a look at different close by trash cans. We find yourself discovering three brand-new folding tenting chairs and a folding desk. SCORE!
12 p.m. — What’s alleged to be a three-hour automotive trip dwelling rapidly turns into longer after we run into two automotive crashes and development. This provides over an hour to the journey.
three:30 p.m. — We get dwelling sooner than anticipated as a result of we forgot that we gained an hour switching time zones. We unpack the automotive and go for a brief stroll earlier than M. retains driving again to Madison.
6 p.m. — To finish the lengthy weekend, I meal-prep some meals for the week. I attempt to unpack however find yourself simply taking every thing out of my luggage and placing it on the bottom as an alternative.
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