|…but they feel good, right?!
|i love this world so much!
|some of the line-up so far…|
On the 5th and 6th of May, take yourself across to temple town- Tainan, for what looks set to be an amazing weekend of live music! Tickets are pretty cheap at 300NTS for a 1day pass and 550NTS for a 2day pass! Sweet!
It’s so cool that such a small country has so many creative events happening! If you live in Taiwan I hope you make the most of all this exposure to the arts! I’m jealous!
Just follow the balloons to find the recycled fun:
Could it be pure coincidence, or absolute fate, that when I just happen to be in Taiwan, the biggest indie music/film/awesomeness festival just happens to be on a tropical beach at the exact same time I am there? A festival that is directly correlated to my theme for my trip. A festival that is like a dreamland! Hundreds of indie bands playing on a beach in Taiwan for 5 days in the sunshine. A beach where you can snorkel and dance your face off, AT the same time! I actually can’t believe my luck! But that’s not all! They are looking for volunteers who are willing to help build eco-art projects, hang out with the bands backstage!!!!!!, help out at the film fest stage etc etc. I mean WOW! They provide tents, sleeping bags, a meal per shift (each shift is 8hours and if you complete your 3shifts they refund your ticket) and a chance to immerse yourself in the backstage goings-on of a festival and make it as organised and fun as it deserves to be!
When the volunteer people emailed me and told me that I’d be expected to seriously dance my face off, GO WLD, watch movies on the beach and venture into the ocean for snorkeling, and when they told me to bring a guitar, ukulele, sparky hula-hoop or whatever other fun things I wanted to bring, I was like WAHOOOOOO! I mean, seriously?!!! Not only is this going to be three days of unbelievable fun, it’s also going to enrich my research on the creative scene in Taiwan so much!
If you also happen to be in Taiwan and want to get involved with volunteering, or just buy a ticket and rock out, go here! It’s taking place at the most southern point of Taiwan, in Kenting. Look at how beautiful is it…
Last week, Tizzy Bac, one of Taiwan’s biggest indie bands, played here in Shenzhen and it was epic! There were at least a couple hundred people there and the music was really cool. I was the only one dancing, as well as the band, but that’s OK. China will be China. I’m pretty excited to see this band again if they’re playing at Spring Scream next week! The lead girl has such a melodious voice and the bassist has some pretty wild dance moves! Plus the drummer is just so cute! It was a really great show, and even though I only understood certain parts of the songs (they sing mainly in Chinese), it didn’t matter because it was just so fun to dance along to their funky beats!
If this is a taste of what’s to come in Taiwan, then I am ecstatic! They know how to produce some pretty sweet music, and know how to dance their faces off, which of course, is important right!
|I really liked these girls fashion sense|
I can’t believe it’s only 1 week until I embark on my creative journey around Taiwan. I’m sitting in my favourite cafe, Old Heaven in OCT Loft, daydreaming about exploring as usual, but this time it’s actually happening in exactly 7 days! I’m still deciding what the best route to take is, as my first itinerary had to be changed when I discovered there is the biggest Indie music festival in Asia taking place when I just happen to be there. 100% related to my theme, it’s like fate! As much as I like to know where I’m going to be staying etc, I also just love being surprised and going with the flow. When you’re travelling you never know who you’re going to meet or what opportunity might pop up, so it’s best to be a little spontaneous and just follow your heart!
This really is my ideal scenario. Travelling and writing and not having to pay a penny! And finally I have the opportunity to use this beautiful handmade notebook that I picked up at the OCT market last year. I love the design and it’s exactly how I envision my journey. Being surrounded by intense beauty and a thriving art scene within an ancient culture. A sure-fire way to catalyse my creativity, releasing new ideas just like the birds from this girls mind, as seen on the notebook. I think this is exactly how creativity should be- flowing and flying freely from the mind, roaming the earth for the next source of inspiration.
And that is precisely what I’ll be doing in 7 days. But really we should be doing it everyday because flip this earth is beautiful! Always open to new ideas, always aware of everything around us, because it really is the little things in life hey…