Events | Pacific Festival OC: Review

Posted by on August 15, 2011

Let me start off by saying, if you haven’t attended a music festival yet, now is the time. Trust me, you don’t want to end up being that parent who lies about going to Woodstock because he or she doesn’t want to seem like an un-hip reject from his or her generation. And you know what? That’s exactly what these events are – our generation’s answer to Woodstock with a few production improvements thrown in the mix.

Some of you stragglers might find these shows intimidating. Not everyone is a die hard music buff nor do they fit the typical bill of an attendee but the beauty is, that doesn’t matter. Treat it like a night out to a club or bar with an act you may know well or not know at all. Everyone is there for one reason, to have fun, not to judge you. Sure, that $75+ ticket is a hefty price to pay for a day of fun, but in the grand scheme of things that money will be inconsequential. The memories, however, will last you a lifetime.

Pacific Festival is the perfect starter event for a weary concert go-er and with a lineup of over 50 artists, encouraging seasoned festival lovers to attend goes without saying. All the little details added up made this a top notch event for me. When I don’t have to wait in a long will call line and when it doesn’t take me an hour to leave the parking lot despite staying till the last breath of Cut Copy, I know the folks behind the scenes are doing something right. The gourmet food trucks, varying sizes and styles of stages, and the beautiful scenery were all things I took note of as well. Added up, these factors made it seem as though I had arrived at a “destination” not just some arbitrary cost-effective venue.

Before diving into the performances, I’d like to give Rebecca, Holly, and the rest of the Pacific Festival crew a special thanks for fueling our generation’s love for music by making this all possible. Click MORE to hear the nitty gritty details of the event (including the only controversy which got Steve Aoki kicked out and placed at the mercy of the general admissions crowd)


Contests | Pacific Festival 2011 FNT Ticket Giveaway

Posted by on August 8, 2011

Pacific Fest 2011 is right around the corner and Fresh New Tracks is doing yet another ticket giveaway for this fine festival. The show is on Saturday, August 13th and features artists like Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, Afroman, & more. This is a great opportunity to see some classics along with some of the young guns who are currently running the edm world. Hit the “more” button for the contest rules and how to make sure you don’t miss out on this epic lineup.