Take Me Back to Wanderland
It was such a fun yet tiring 8 hours of just listening to amazing music, being with solid friends and long lost ones. This was probably the Wanderland that had the greatest line up of artists – Bon Iver, Panama, Death Cab for Cutie, and The Naked & Famous, such that, I didn’t mind at all that that I have only eaten burrito and churros the whole day haha.
I arrived at the venue quite late due to work, but I really pressured my Uber driver to make it before Cheats and Panama’s performances. I like them so much!
It was already dawn, and for an hour, I was just looking for my friends. It was quite hard due to the amount of people – both locals and foreigners who I’ve heard flew all the way to Asia just to listen to the musical acts. I was also hungry so i started lining up for food stalls which were overly crowded! Good thing I got the chance to find my friends, thanks to the good LTE signal in the venue.
It was The Naked & Famous‘ time to perform. I loved singing to this indie electronic band’s hit songs like Young blood and Heart Like Ours. This is my kind of music again (going back to 2010!! hehe)
Then it was this man’s set. i basically wanted to drop everything (we were lining p for drinks, and thankfully, it was just a few minutes before we can finally go to the middle). It’s not hard to get emotional with #BonIver‘s songs. Immediately when I saw winter/cool/blue backdrop’s at #wanderlandmusicfest, I knew it was him and the feels that will come from his songs because it was that cathartic season,#bonhiver (French word for “good winter”), that inspired him to write and play despite his liver condition.
See how good this band is below! Definitely killed it.
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Closing the fest: alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie! He opened his set with What Sarah Said and it basically transported me back to the times I was struggling through a difficult time. These kinds of songs – the ones that helped you heal – left me teary-eyed at the venue.
I will forever be a wanderer. Despite how crowded this festival got (because well, it was really good), everything was worth it. Will definitely be back next year. For now, stay forever (listen to Panama below)