December 25th, 2016
The weather in Honolulu has been so cold lately but I’m loving it. This is the weather I grew up with in Washington state. Layering clothing, having to wear socks, it’s bringing me back to my roots as Honolulu city dips to the low 60’s here and there.
I remember fondly one Christmas I was laying in bed looking at everyone’s Snapchat stories, a habit I’ve since kicked but back then it was what I called “Snapping myself to sleep.” I saw my buddy Scott Harding was also alone on Christmas with his family back in Brisbane so I went over to his place so we could both be alone together. We got drunk on Bunderberg rum and our friend Noil Bee came over before his flight to Tahoe. Noil was going to some music festival in the snow and every time he took a shot he popped on the floor and did a few push ups. He was going to Snow Globe Music Festival in Lake Tahoe. Flume was playing and I was very jealous. For some reason right then that image of seeing Flume performing his wildly euphoric music in the snow with fireworks overhead became a bucket list experience for me.
Skip ahead to now.
I’m leaving this week for the Snowglobe Music Festival. I caught the earlybird VIP 3-day pass months ago so I’m going to be all over that piece. Best part? The homeys Carmack and JPatt are performing. The Knocks! This is the first time I’ll be able to watch them do what they do live and what I wanted them to do at my 2012 birthday party but couldn’t because Ben didn’t come out, only JPatt. It worked out totally fine though, the only people who really heard of them back then was other DJs and JPatt killed it and we became super-connected from that gig. Hence, Pow Wow music artist circa 2013 and 2014.
Anyway, I’m going. I’m going alone. To experience this cold to experience this music and just be alive and happy.
The lineup is glorious and if I learned anything from Coachella it’s don’t get married to a specific schedule. Be flexible and go with the flow. For me I have a few must-sees but everything else can be chill. Flume, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Carmack, Poolside, Classixx, Manila Killa and of course The Knocks are hopefully happening. The rest I'll discover while I'm there, being cold.
If you don't already, follow my story on Snapchat that's where I'll be posting. The actual festival dates are Dec 29, 30 and 31st. I'm bringing my camera (thanks Flash!) and will post a recap when I get back too. I haven't been this excited for a destination festival since BPM. I hope this is influence for you reading this to make a list of the things you most want to do, then do them.
See you guys in 2017.