Sweetlife Festival: 2016

Hi everyone, I’m back this week with a post about a music festival that my boyfriend and I attended this past weekend!  I’ve been wanting to go to a festival for a while now and this one was too good of an offer to pass up!  The tickets were only $100 and there were so many cool artists coming!

The festival was in Columbia, Maryland, at Merriweather Post Pavilion, and it’s called the Sweetlife Festival!  Sweetlife is a one-day festival, run by SweetGreen, a local restaurant chain.  Since Sweetlife is put on by them, they wisely combine the music with food, and make it a combination music/food festival!  This year, they had The 1975 and Halsey headlining and they drew such a great crowd because they featured a variety of artists on the three stages at the venue.

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It started around 12 but we didn’t end up getting there until a little after 3 because we wanted to watch specific people and didn’t want to tire out too early!  As it turns out, a thunderstorm started right when we got there and it poured for about two hours.  Even though we tried to take cover under a tree, we still got soaked.  After the rain stopped, the sun actually came out so that helped to warm us up as we walked around to see different performances and get some food!  We mostly stayed on the lawn by the Main Stage, where Blondie, Grimes, The 1975, and a few others performed.  Flume and Halsey were back on the Treehouse Stage, so it was very nicely spaced out.  The different stages were all really different from each other which made the venue perfect for suiting the various artists!

All in all, I really enjoyed the day!  The vibe was a lot different than I was expecting but it was still a ton of fun to experience, especially since it was my first festival.  I would definitely recommend it to the younger, high school/college crowd and would consider going back in the future – although, I will definitely be checking the weather before buying tickets.  🙂

Thank you for reading today’s post and I’ll have another one for you next Tuesday!  Have a great day!

 

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