Rainforest World Music Festival 2010

Thousands of strangers, dancing knee-deep in the mud under the close watch of a green mountain covered in clouds. The pouring rain was ruthless, waiting right until the first big act took the main stage at 7 p.m. before unleashing a torrent heavy even for the...

To the Party!

Imagine this… You get off a boat onto an island that the average person couldn’t find on a map.┬áNo one knows you, you have no peers, no past, no reputation to maintain, and if there is any one place in the world where you will not be judged — this is...

Oktoberfest, in September?

If I had a dime for every time a friend at home had said that. I did not care if it was in bloody July. I was not going to be in Germany and miss one of the largest parties in the world. Inter-city buses are pretty much non-existent, and the trains are terribly...