A Thirst To Spend My Fire and Restless Force Tracking My True, Original Course
But often, in the world's most crowded streets, But often, in the din of strife, There rises an unspeakable desire After the knowledge of our buried life; A thirst to spend our fire and restless force In tracking out our true, original course;
- Matthew Arnold
The Buried Life
#62 Throw Colors at Holi Festival
Watching a spontaneous throw happen from afar
This year Los Angeles had its first ever Holi festival. I was really excited to hear about this, as this is something I have wanted to do for a really, really long time. What fun it was! The bands were incredibly fun and the big color throw was awesome. They did one every two hours, but we were only able to stay for ~3 hours, so we only got to see one big throw.
At the bhangra stage
Marc and I had a great time doing rhythmic yoga and dancing group bhangra. I saw this one BuzzFeed list of signs you are turning 30, and one of them was something along the lines of "You think about going to a music festival but decide you are too old for that stuff." That made me laugh because it is half true. I think about going to something like Warped Tour and it just sounds like a nightmare. As much as I loved moshing in my teens and early 20s, the idea of trying to avoid getting elbowed in the face does not sound like anything I would pay to do. But stuff like the reggae festival and this, right up my alley. You stand a better chance of getting hugged by a stranger than knocked down by one here.
The video at the bottom is an excellent snapshot of what is was truly like.