Knitted Poncho: Forever 21 | Lace Top, Denim Cut-Off Shorts: Topshop | Necklace: Stradivarius | Camel Booties: GoJane | Bag: Chloe | Bangles: Aldo, Love Diva, Tory Burch | Watch: Rolex | Rings: F21, Accessorize
I hereby decree 2014 to be the year of music… well, for me at least.
I’ve been making it a point to attend more concerts recently–especially the ones that I really like. I mean, I do get to go every once in a while but more often than not, I would decline because I had work the next day. It’s still the case, of course, even if I’ve tendered my resignation already (which isn’t effective until March 31st), but I’ve decided to do the things I want to do a little bit more and just maybe manage my time.
I’ve got one life to live and I’ve only realized my thirst for living quite recently.
Ever since I graduated college and entered the real world, I’ve lost bits and pieces of myself and the things I wanted to do, and who I wanted to be… I’m only twenty-five, I shouldn’t feel like I’m fifty. Plus, I’ve become so relaxed and secure with my current state that I actually forgot to do something out of the ordinary for kicks! So I’m starting little by little… this is precisely why I quit (I want to grow my skills and rediscover my passion), I’m blogging some more, taking modeling gigs (only by special requests of friends), and essentially just putting myself out there to explore.
So last Saturday, my friends and I went over to Clark in preparation for the 7107 International Music Festival that showcased a variety of international artists such as: Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Kid Ink, Alvaro, Kaskade, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Kendrick Lamar, Empire of the Sun, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and a lot of our local acts. We booked a villa at Holiday Inn and stayed a stone’s throw away from RHCP’s place! We had a weekend to ourselves and we were so psyched to be a part of history… in the form of 7107 IMF.
So the festival in itself was amazing. No wait, amazing doesn’t even cut it! Every legit fan of music out there was present. The festival had so much to offer–a multitude of genres that cut across a variety of generations. I know for a fact that I have quite a few High School cousins in attendance, then I saw a lot of college students and corporate yuppies on both days, and then found relatives fist-pumping to RHCP, most of which were twice my age! It brought together a crowd that had a certain passion… music–and fun, of course!
Despite all the numerous unwarranted flack the organizers got from third party sources, their event emerged victorious and successful. Sure, there were a few logistical hiccups but hey, it’s the first time they’ve ever done something of this scope so I think we should all cut them some slack. I’m sure more improvements will be applied in the next one and… oh my God, the idea of having another 7107 IMF is making me shake in anticipation.
Anyway, that said, never mind that we were there as early as 3 in the afternoon on the first day… never mind that we sat down in the grass with nothing but a yoga matt to cover our plump behinds… never mind that we overbought beer… and never mind that our legs were cramping up from all the jumping and dancing (not to mention, I was feeling under the weather already with a persistent migraine aggravated by the stage’s robust led lights). We were there and we enjoyed! Here is my first day outfit, by the way, and a couple more photos of 7107 Day 1!