Tuesday, April 29, 2014

.rapt is breathing

If there's anything in this world worth writing about; worth pouring my soul into....it's that world of lights, late nights, and sound. The world of music.

If I can keep that inspiration inside of me to continue reviewing, enjoying, and freely listening... clutch my fists around it and never let it go..... then I'll always have something to dream about. Something to strive for. Something to conquer.

My goal is to bring .rapt out of hibernation and really devote myself to it. Even if I'm the only one who knows it exists...It's here, and it's mine. I will delve into this blog, even if it kills me. Which wouldn't be awful. Being devoured by the thing you love is the best way to go out.

So how was your week? Did you stumble upon something unprecedented and revered that sends waves of joy down your spine and attacks your skin with chills and heat?

Is it something you can hear? Is it a track you can close your eyes and feel?

I hope so.


Friday, April 18, 2014

.rapt is off to the desert!

As the years before, you can follow my Coachella adventures on .rapt's twitter!

See all of you there!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

On the Rise; Coachella 2014

What was that about .rapt reawakening..... last September?

I'm just horrible. Feel free to send some hate. But I really have been busy. The past 7 months have been a roller coaster of changes in my life and I've really had to give up a lot of my free time.

For the moment, however, I have quite a bit of time on my hands. And time is an awful thing to waste, am I right? So let's reawaken .rapt for real this time, shall we? And what better way to do that than to scream and shout about something a little spectacular happening in T minus 9 days and 14 hours.

That's right, bromigos. In just over a week, the largest and easily greatest music festival on the West Coast begins! Get your knapsacks ready, because the lineup for Coachella 2014 is on another level.

With Empire of the Sun, Broken Bells, The Glitch Mob, Foster the People, MGMT, Krewella, and STRFKR to name a few, this year's set has easily become the highlight of my spring and potentially the best year I've ever attended. There are no regrets in purchasing the pre-sale passes. In fact, I highly recommend going that route for those of you who weren't able to score wristbands for 2014. I can't tell you how phenomenal it felt to sit back in January while millions of others battled in the online sales.

While I'm unsure of how many more Coachella's I'll be attending after this year, I'm fully devoted to making 2014 my best experience yet. For those of you who have followed my blog since day one, you'll know that I sprouted .rapt from the soil of my first venture to Coachella Valley. Standing in the enormous crowd, completely awestruck by the sweat, music and lights was what made me realize how momentous and powerful the music scene can be. I wanted to be a part of it, somehow. I plan to hold onto the memory of my 2010 adventure for the rest of my days.

So .rapt readers, who's visiting the desert this year?

I'll be prancing around during Weekend Two, surely sporting some sort of frilly white nonsense. Make no mistake, the preparation process for Coachella is endless. Because the weather is reliably blistering (How could anyone forget the heat wave of 2012?) it's important to garb yourself accordingly. So I've made it a point this year to carefully plan out my daily attire. But while fashion is a rather important element in the festival world, it's better to be comfortable than suffocatingly hot. Which is why it's crucial not to overspend on new outfits. All a fest-goer really needs is a swimsuit, some shades, and an awesome pair of kicks. I've decided to go the Kaftan/pullover route this year, with a fresh bikini top from Frankies Bikinis and a few accessories from Etsy. I still have some purchases to make... camping gear, etc. But for the most part, I'm solid!

As the dates approach us, I'll throw some more blog updates your way! Thanks for sticking with me through the quiet times. But it's time to get loud!