“Part of me took succour in thinking that better people than I had shitty days. That sometimes even Mother Teresa got out of bed, rolled her eyes and thought, ‘If I have to deal with another God damn leper today….’ But that was until I met Tucker Gumber.”
These are the words of my friend Byron, whom I met on Craigslist and gave a ride to Vegas on the way to a EDC.
Have you ever heard this speech by Alan Watts?
He says that if you find something you love and do it, you will eventually become a master of it and find a way to turn it into a career. More importantly he says that you will be happy. I took these words to heart and have dedicated my life to music festivals. Over the three years I have lived my dream to the tune of 48 festivals, totalling 182 festival days, including three trips to Burning man.
During this time I tried to learn everything I can about the music festival industry and the festival community. I found that volunteering at festivals was not only a great way to meet new friends, but was also a great glimpse of the inner workings of the festival. Now that I have all of this experience under my belt, I am ready to find ways to improve the festival experience for everyone.
This is what I do now. I look for festival problems and implement the best solution possible. Will it work? It definitely will -- if the crowd helps me. Together we can do anything we want to. I know that I am giving it my all and loving every peak and valley that this adventure is taking me on.
Follow along on the usual social pages (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Keek) or you can email me at Tucker @ TheFestivalGuy.com