Hello festival life again! Sziget pt. 1

My short trip to Sziget (means “island” in Hungarian) was, in the Hobbit’s terminology, an unexpected journey. I didn’t know I was going until Thursday when my friend Tina asked me if I wanted to go with her and there really was no need to think twice about it!

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Yet, I was wondering whether I wasn’t too old for such a festival? (Stupid me, I know now.)

I was a huge festival lover (and goer) once. One summer, I believe it was 2006, I went to 4 different festivals, other times I had to attend at least two a year. After 2011 3-day Nova Rock festival in Nickelsdorf, Austria I started to realise that I must be getting old. Well, just too old to leave the reality behind and for three days be staying in a place full of noise, dirt, alcohol, drunk people, junk food and poor personal hygiene. Before this one I never even thought about it, I just somehow went with it and took all these discomforts as a part of every summer festival. But that year it just didn’t feel right anymore, and even though I had lots of fun, I felt like it was time to say goodbye to my festival life.

So I didn’t go to a single one for three years, until now.

And I really can’t remember why I felt so old then! 

I guess we feel old when we least should, in circumstances where age doesn’t really matter at all. But this is the truth that only comes with age (paradoxically).

Yes, I came home dead tired, voiceless and dirty all over. But how else can you truly appreciate a nice shower if not after a festival? Wouldn’t you take your comfy bed too much for granted if it wasn’t for occasional adventures like these?

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We are never too old. Only too absorbed in our everyday lives we call the reality. We sometimes need to leave the reality behind and be wild again.

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I guess I’m still a rocker at heart. Once a rocker, always a rocker \m/ 🙂

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