2016 was my year! I finally got to enjoy myself to the fullest. I’ve been to a couple of festivals in my life however Electric Castle is something different yet good, if you are prepared. I mean, you might end up with some headaches if you are not ready. If you didn’t know, Electric Castle is a Transylvanian festival held on a castle’s domain. This year the line-up was amazing comparing it with last years, Skrillex, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon and hundreds more.
However, as I was saying, each festival is different and you gotta prepare for each one in a different way. Here is a list of 6 things I learned at Electric Castle this year:
1. Making friends is easy just as in kindergarten
Festivals always bring people from all over the world and most of the time those people are only by themselves. You can always break the ice and start talking to anybody by asking where they are from or who their favorite singer is.
2. Keep your energy for the night
I’ve got there around 11 am and I started doing my thing by taking pictures, socialize and so on. By 4 pm I literally wanted to take a nap and the problem was I wasn’t able to as I was there only for the day. Later on I got to meet some fantastic bloggers from UK and US so I recharged my batteries by talking to them and feeling good. Hi to Musical Festival Wizard and WeAreFullFat.
3. You might bump into celebrities
Remember when I said that festivals bring people from around the world together? Yeah. Celebrities are people as well and I had to chance to meet some famous Romanian singers. I noticed there were more by looking over the location or hashtags on Instagram.
4. Don’t dress too nice
Always make sure you check the forecast before going to a festival. If it’s too hot just dress normally but if it rains… get sum rubber boots and a rain cape, gurl. Mud on mud on mud on mud. Also keep in mind that it gets cold in the evening.
… Atleast people were enjoying themselves because they were ready unlike me.
5. Plan ahead
Getting to the festival is a bit of a hassle because Bontida is a region of Cluj which is around 18 miles away from the city. Make sure you allocate enough time for each day to get there and to get home as well. Also, don’t underestimate the number of attendants. You might end up in huge queues. You can leave the festival around 30 minutes or 1 hour early so you can get home without being trapped in those queues.
6. Charge your phone whenver you have the chance
I’ve had an external battery with me however there were charging stations. From what I’ve heard, don’t expect to charge your phone to 100% because you just can’t due to the amount of people wanting to charge their own phones as well. Try to save as much battery as you can. Just don’t snap all the time or check your Facebook every 5 minutes.
Overall, the festival itself was great. The minute after I went through security I noticed something you always notice at festivals. People laughing, sharing adventures and thoughts with each other. It’s just a great feeling. You feel free.
You feel like the world is split in two, the festival and the rest of the world.
Thanks Electric Castle for being so good with me! I’ll see you next year! <3
Would go like to go to a festival like Electric Castle? Let me know your thoughts on this festival on the comments below! <3