It makes me sad to see so much harsh-ness in the world. Not only by whatever despicable people carried out the craziness in Boston but also by others who have no compassion for what happened to those people and are using it for some weird opportunity to soapbox their ignorance. Just because we’re free to be assholes online without having to worry about the backlash…doesn’t necessarily mean we should be.
I’ve been following the California Roots Festival for a couple years now and have wanted to take a trip out there to experience it. This year was no different and I was pretty sure I was going to try to make the trip. The lineup is sick… Rebelution, Iration, The Expendables, Collie Buddz so many of my favorite musicians all in one place! I hadn’t purchased a ticket yet as I was procrastinating like usual, but knew I wanted to go.
A couple of weeks ago I noticed a posting on the CaliRoots Facebook page asking for a live blogger for the festival. I figured what the heck, I would love the opportunity to share my experience with people and maybe I had something to offer. I sent them an email with my information and explained that I was looking to do some more traveling and had hoped to document those travels with blog postings, photos and videos, etc. I didn’t have any real prior experience with anything like this but would love the opportunity to chronicle my trip to California and certainly the experience of the festival.
I truly wasn’t expecting to be chosen but as luck would have it…I received an email from the Cali Roots team on Friday informing me that I was chosen as one of a “tribe of bloggers”. Looks like I’m heading to Cali!! I’ve only been through California on a couple of occasions so I’m incredibly amped on going to see this amazing festival and also possibly seeing what else California has to offer.
If you have any recommendations please send them my way, and stay tuned for more info on the festival as well as some postings leading up to the trip! :)