Sunday Social

I’m sad to see summer winding to a close, but I’m so happy for all the experiences I had. I actually had an amazing moment this morning and want to share it before diving into Sunday Social:

 

I woke up really early this morning, and since I couldn’t fall back asleep I decided to get up and go to the early service. The sermon was about how the Holy Spirit burns in our lives, hoping to set our hearts on fire for God. In the middle of this, the fire alarm went off and everyone had to evacuate. The entire church was searched, but no cause was found. We finished the sermon in the parking lot, knowing that God was announcing His presence and love for us.

 

Sunday Social




What was your favorite trip/vacation/activity this summer?

 

My favorite trip this summer was to the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware! It was my first ever festival and it was an amazing experience. I saw 28 awesome bands in 3 days, made new friends, and had the greatest time. I will be going to music festivals every year for the rest of my life.







I also really loved just hanging out with friends and having wine nights or lake days. I’m lucky to have some really wonderful people in my life.

 

And last, but certainly not least, I loved going to Pittsburgh to help move my brother into his new apartment. His friends are awesome and I got to cook for them which I really enjoyed.




Favorite outfit look of the summer/clothing item?

 

I bought a super cute maxi dress for the festival and have been wearing it pretty much every week.







What is one thing you wish you had gotten to do this summer?

 

I wish I had gotten to go to the beach. Yes, for me the beach is the Jersey Shore. But I don’t go to Sleezeside or Belmar or Wildwood. I like the quieter areas, especially Spring Lake with the gorgeous beach mansions and cute shops. I also grew up going to my friend’s grandmother’s house on LBI and would have liked to do a trip down there.




Favorite Song of the Summer?

 

Some Nights by fun. or Naked Kids by GROUPLOVE










Favorite movie/tv show of the summer?

 

I barely saw any movies this summer, which is a shame considering I get two free tickets every Tuesday. But my favorite show was definitely Pretty Little Liars. Can you believe that finale?! Crazy.




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{updated} My first ever music festival.

{update} Firefly just announced that Passion Pit has cancelled their show & after party on Saturday, along with 6 other upcoming shows, due to lead singer Michael Angelakos’ mental health struggles. I’m super disappointed I won’t get to see them live or hear the new Gossamer tracks performed, but I wish them the best. This also makes my decision on who to see a bit easier. Hey, Lupe!

In exactly four days I will be en route to Delaware for the inaugural Firefly Festival. Firefly seems like Bonnaroo, Jr. – a smaller scale and also not 700 miles away. Originally I wanted to attend Bonnaroo since the line-up was magical, but the cost was just too much for me this year. As soon as my friend Kelsey told me about Firefly, I wanted to go.

Over the past few weeks I’ve spent way too much money on tickets, made an extensive camping list, bought a tent, and planned cute festival outfits. But the hardest part of this experience so far has been planning who to see.

The problem: there are usually at least two performances going on at different stages at the same time. And in a lot of cases, I want to see both.

Luckily, Firefly has a free iPhone app that’s been useful in making my custom schedule and checking out the festival map to plan sprints between shows.

However, I’m still stuck when it comes to choosing between some groups. My current match-ups include:

+The Wallflowers vs. Matt Costa

+Bassnectar vs. Silversun Pickups

+Grouplove vs. The Knocks

+Passion Pit vs. Lupe Fiasco

Seriously? This is like Sophie’s Choice for me. Have you heard Gossamer? Ugh.

Decision was made for me! Lupe Fiasco it is.

+AWOLNATION vs. Bombay Bicycle Club

+The Flaming Lips vs. Girl Talk

If anyone has seen any of the above live, please let me know how they were!

The bands I’m definitely going to see include The Head and the Heart, Cold War Kids, Ra Ra Riot, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Killers, Blind Pilot, OK GO, John Legend, Young the Giant, and more.