Road to Camp Bisco – Kristen Grennan
Camp Bisco is a festival that I hold very near and dear to my heart. Not only is this an epic festival, but in 2010 it was my first. Two years ago, only about five of my friends were there. My close friend, the beloved Greg Sarafan, and been doing heavy duty promoting on Facebook, and while slightly having the travel blues and missing home while in Estonia (it had rained at that point for nearly ten days straight while it was a ridiculously dry and hot summer back in NY) I caved and bought a Camp Bisco ticket. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
For me, Camp Bisco is not just a festival that brings in leading electronic artists; it is also where I’ve made my closest friends. I went to Camp Bisco with Greg’s friends who I had never met. We had a private message thread on Facebook (these were the days before private groups) where I think I received around ten new messages a day about what to bring and what to do. It made me nervous that I was not serious enough about the festival and the music, and I knew I was definitely the noob of the group. Greg eased my worries: “They’re intense, but they’re also chill and awesome and they will love you and you will love them.”
And love was definitely how I would describe it. While the music was amazing, the thing that I remember most when reflecting on Camp Bisco were the good times I had with my friends. I was like a kid in a giant playground, and they were my family spread throughout the fest, catching sight of me for a moment here and there. I would run out and play for hours, and then come back early in the mornings and around lunch time for food and I would gush to them about all of the amazing things I had seen and done. They understood my desire to explore and experience the festival, but I could always come back to them for the support of the family.
To this day, I still love to wander off, travel, and explore on my own, but I always keep in touch with this tough, hilarious, and crazy crew and always keep coming back to them for advice, love, and laughs. Thank you Camp Bisco for giving me a second family.
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