Hey there, thanks for checking back in with us! Scott and I wanted to share with you guys the experience we had at Lighting In a Bottle this year. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a music festival held at Lake San Antonio in Bradley, California. Now I’m just gonna say right from the get-go, Scott and I have never gone to Coachella, and it’s not our vibe.. but one would probably say that this festival is a little like Coachella. LIB is known for it’s eclectic group of individuals that attend, all sharing a common goal for keeping each other uplifted with positive vibes. It’s eccentric art installations and non stop party atmosphere surround you with an immersive experience and an escape from most of society. With the sounds of dance music filling the air all around you, it’s like waking up and going to sleep to a rhythm in your soul. And being that it is a decently sized festival, the music is top notch no matter what stage or area of the festival you’re at. The music ranges from house to indie rock to folk to even some eastern, meditative styles, making it a friendly place for everyone’s taste in music.
One of the really cool things we liked about this festival was that you could camp inside of it. Thousands of people bring their cars and set up campsites, and it becomes a sea full of cars and tents. We attended the festival with some of our friends and all met up at the RV section, so we could camp right next to each other. (In order to camp with your friends it is advised to be in front of or behind them when you enter the festival, to ensure that you will be camping next to them) After we set up our campsite, it was 4 days of perfection. We were extremely lucky to have our first LIB experience be when Lake San Antonio was full of water. In years past, the lake had been completely dry, but the presence of water this past year added a whole new aspect to the festival. During the hot days, the lake provided a perfect escape from the heat and created a bonding experience with other attendees enjoying the lake together. As soon as the sun would set each day, the festival grounds became an electric playground for the the thousands of festival goers.
Along with creating a one of a kind atmosphere, the heart of the festival is definitely the music. The stages, the crowds, and the musicians all come together to make the festival something that is truly in a world of it’s own. Altogether, we have never been to a place so freeing and open hearted towards making it’s guests feel like they are a part of something bigger. If you are looking for a place to seriously let go of yourself and just live in the moment, this festival was made for you. Scott and I can’t wait to attend again next year, and have another equally, amazing experience. We wanted to share some of our pictures from the festival so we added them in below, some where shot on 35mm and the others digital, thanks for checking in ENJOY!
35mm Film Photos:
Below are photos that Scott took with his 5D: