Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Ironically, I was very close to not going to this festival. I had no prior thoughts on how amazing this festival was, and I believed that it was going to be a drag of my time since this week was the most hectic week for me at the time.

I obviously was meant to go because I decided to screw my stress and try this new festival.
We left on Saturday noon and got there around 7pm when the sun was down and people were live.

This was the first time i ever camped at a festival, so i was really surprised to see how cool the camp we crashed at was organized and settled. We had our own DJ booth, lounging area, food table, and electricity. I felt pretty comfy.

No doubt I had a crazy good time and met up with my girl squad. We saw Lee Foss play and turned up to RL Grime. I ended up waking up 6am the next morning on a hammock HAHA…i was like HOW?

PHOTO// JonKillz

TOP// Rio Warner
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Now sunday was like a vacation because the key to this festival was: the lake.
Having this lake at the festival set such a chill vibe and kept everyone clean. My whole sunday was spent chillin on a floatie in the lake and people watching (soo many weiners and boobies out) lol.
One of the poepl in our camp had a motor boat, so we tied all of our unicorn floaties to the boat and brought it to "SWiMBiOSiS," which was like a music stage in the middle of the lake (think Vegas pool party but on a lake).

FKA Twigs's performance that night was incredible. Her voice, her dancer, her beats, just amazing.
And I haven't even told you about the best part yet...
There was this dome that had 3D projections created by the brilliant artist Android Jones, and this was honestly THE BEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE.
Although the line was an hour long, we our friend convinced us to wait, and it was worth it. So happens once you're inside is you lay down in the dome and look up to watch the projections on the 180deg visuals come to life. The projections were basically like the DMT trip I dreamed of having, to put into the best words possible. It was literally something out of this lifetime…


After that, we were more good to leave the festival.
So we left Symbiosis 2am and got back to LA 6am where I picked up my car and drove to UCLA for my first day of class.
Ridiculous right.

Such an amazing weekend.
Seriously, for the first time, I didn't want to leave the festival.
Once you get a taste of heaven, its hard to go back.

PHOTO// Galen Oakes

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SUNNIES// [esqape]

PHOTO// JonKillz


So blessed to have my photographers capture my moments because my phone died by the end of the first night.

Galen Oakes
Zabastian Amadeuz