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It’s no secret that we all love music, and probably a little more than the average guy snoring next to you on your late night flight. For many of us, music isn’t simply something we listen to, it’s a passion, a way of life. Despite our vast love for this age old entertainment form, many of us still struggle with making the best out of our days of summer vacation. In the not so wise words of Phineas and Ferb “there’s 104 of summer vacation and school comes along just to end it, but the annual problem with our generation is finding a good way to spend it.” I’ve got a great way for you to spend it - enjoying a summer full of music.
Find out what music festivals are taking place in your area.
Sure, we all know about Warped Tour (and I’m not saying it isn’t fun, because it definitely is), but what about local music festivals? Lots of cities put on their own versions of Warped! Poke around on Google for a while and I’m certain you’ll find an all day music event that’s sure to rock your socks off (maybe even literally if this summer is as hot as last summer…)
Road trip to a show.
This summer there are a lot of great tours taking place, but maybe they aren’t coming to your area. Sure, it’s a bummer, but it’s an easy fix! Find some friends and get out on that open road. If you get a group of people together road trips can be relatively inexpensive. Especially if you check out sites and apps like Expedia and Groupon when looking for hotels. If you can’t take your own car, make it a train trip instead! Amtrak has some great rates and train rides can be a great bonding experience.
Set a concert goal.
Set a number of shows you want to attend this summer and make it happen. If there aren’t a lot of big market tours coming to you, spend a lot of time getting to know your local music scene. The more shows you go to, the more music you learn about and the more friends you make!
Attend a listening party.
With so many great albums dropping this summer there’s definitely an abundance of listening parties happening. Check out places like Hot Topic and FYE to find out about when listening parties are happening in your area. These are a great way to meet some new friends who share the same musical interests as you!
Go to a record store.
Many cities have their very own record stores and many of these sell new and gently used CDs, records, and sometimes even cassette tapes. Spend a day looking around the shop with your friends and pick up some new music. You never know what you might find!
There are so many ways you can fill summer 2013 with music and these are just a few of the ways to kickstart what is sure to be your best summer yet.