SHAMBHALA'S WAY WORSE THAN LAST YEAR YOU HAVE TO BE 19....britzbitz wrote:...I get this complaint all the time with the festival I work for.
Really, it's one of those things that people are going to complain about no matter what. I'm sure anyone involved in organizing any kind of event has heard the same sentiment a million times over.
In my opinion; it's all perception. You see what you want to, be it good, bad or ugly (or in this case, pretentious?). There are all realms of possibility open to you at an event, and it's a matter of which path you choose to go down.
And, from working on an event myself, I'm able to be objective enough when I do have a shitty time at an event to realize that my experiences are probably just a product of where my head's at.
Here's a fave image of mine that I stumbled upon from Glastonbury:
j/k!!! No, I think Shambhala has been improving. better infrastructure, better stages every year! and age limit good!
Honestly, I think my first burn will be my worst. I was constantly feeling overwhelmed, overdressed, underdressed, overheated, and feeling like I wasn't getting to do anything because I was too busy waiting for someone or being too hot or going to Conclave practices.
That said, I really enjoyed the nights and dancing at certain places, and in the search for "something else" I didn't do enough of that.
So next year will be all about carrying all the essentials on my bike (more layers, more water) so I dont have to worry about carrying my pack or going back to camp RIGHT NOW.
So I hope next year is better than this year! haha!