Okay you guys so I have been on a roll with the music festivals this summer. I remember looking back before summer even started I was hoping that I got to attend a cool music festival sometime during the summer. Now summer is almost over and I just came back from Made In America in Philly! This one happened so spontaneously! About a month ago, Sprint, which is my cellphone provider held a special for their customers where they were offering the music streaming app Tidal free for 6 months. I am a sprint customer and always wanted to try Tidal so I was like okay this is dope why not. When I went to the Sprint store to get the free trial of Tidal I was informed that I was also eligible to win tickets to Made In America in Philadelphia during Labor Day Weekend. I didn't put much thought into but then a few weeks ago I was informed that I had won the tickets.

Around this time, one of my high school best friends Ellen was staying with me while she was visiting New York for a few days. I asked her if she wanted to come with me to Philly and go to this music festival and immediately she said yes and extended her trip. Ellen is one of the most "down af" friends that I have and it's one of the many reasons I love her lol! Long story short we had the best time at Made In America even though it rained for part of the weekend. We put on a poncho and made the best of it. The lineup was INSANE! We saw the one and only Cardi B perform, 21 Savage, Migos, Marshmellow, Kaskade, The Chainsmokers, Jay-Z, and many others.

Ah what a time! Legit sooo much fun! I wish I could do it all over again :P

Fourth of July On Governors Island


Hey everyone! Hope you all had an amazing fourth of July holiday spent with friends and family. For me, this was my first fourth of July spending it in New York City and I really wasn't sure what I was going to be doing but I was still very excited. I ended up going to Governors Island for the first time to a festival my great friend Kirsten invited me to. If you know me you know I love a good music festival #festivalseason! We had to take a ferry from the financial district which was fun because the NYC skyline looked spectacular as we left Manhattan towards the Island. At the festival we got super lucky because we were located on a raised platform super close to the stage. It was so lit! You guys have no idea haha like our spot couldn't have been any better and the vibes were incredible. Tiesto was headlining so that was UNREAL, but we also saw Cheat Codes and some other Dj's that were great as well. As the afternoon progressed and turned into evening, fireworks began to light up the sky above the stage. It was like one of those iconic movie moments! Such a great time! Shoutout to my amazing friend Kirsten for the invite super thankful. 

Governors Ball Music Festival


Ah.... Governor's Ball. No clue why they call it Governor's Ball considering it's held on Randall's Island and not Governor's Island. Either way, if you are familiar you know it's basically the Coachella of the East coast. For many New Yorkers and people of the North East in general - who couldn't make it out west for Coachella- this is basically it. I was super stoked to be going to Gov Ball precisely because I couldn't go to Coachella this year and was lacking a recent music festival experience. It was my first time attending the ball and my first time going to a music festival with artist passes. I have to say that the artist passes really came in clutch. As you can tell from the pictures, I had a great perspective during sets and had the chance to see the performances up close. Some of my favorites were Mac Demarco, Franz Ferdinand, and Wiz Khalifa. We had access to the artist village area backstage and I got to meet Logic which was pretty cool. I absolutely love music festivals and had a blast during my first Governors Ball. Hoping I get to go again next year ;) 

Thanks for reading!

Global Citizens Festival!

Music. Central Park. Do I have to say more? Not really but I will anyways. I'm posting this about a month later than I should've but midterms have been taking over and its been hard to keep up with everything. 

Global Citizens is a musical festival held in NYC every year and hosts special performers to benefit the great cause of ending poverty and other problems world wide. What's cool about global citizens festival is that its a ticket event, however, not anyone can just buy the tickets. As a matter of fact, the whole point is that you don't have to buy them. It's technically a free event but in order for you to obtain tickets you have to do "missions" or good deeds. Anything from community service, to sending emails, or making phone calls to prime ministers and world wide leaders count. Finally, after achieving points for doing these missions you get placed into a lottery to receive tickets.

I was actually able to win 4 tickets because of the many missions I completed and decided to bring my roommates and my best friend from back home. We were super excited because Beyonce and Cold Play were part of the lineup along with a few other artists. We decided to arrive an hour before the gates actually opened thinking we'd get a decent spot, however, once arriving to Central Park we realized it was crazy because there were people who had been camping out for days. Beyonce fans go hard! Haha, once they opened the gates and inside we managed to get a decent spot on the grass way better than what we had expected.

WOW. Beyond is such an incredible performer. I was completely blown away by her ability to kill it on the stage. It's actually kind of scary how good of a performer she is. Let's not forget about the graphics, lights, stage set up, and back up dancers that definitely helped in bringing everything together.


Overall, it was such an amazing experience except for the $8 chicken chipotle wrap which i regret consuming.

I love music and I love festivals! To me it gave me some coachella vibes in the middle of the city with much greener scenery, of course. Seeing Cold Play perform gave me goosebumps because I realized how blessed I am to be able to see the live in the iconic Central Park in none other than NYC! The fact I live her now definitely kicked in and made me super appreciative. If any of you have been to Global Citizens or any other music festival comment below and tell me about your experience :D