How music festivals are the closest thing to utopia in modern society

Festivals create and take on a life of their own. A heartbeat starts forming once you join the line-for-miles entering the gates. For Bonnaroo and Coachella, there’s a rush to get off the interstate into either the Farm or the Polo Grounds, a sigh of relief once through the check-in, setting up basecamp in record time, then celebrating with your comrades and neighbors.

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