Is Tomorrowland actually good?

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Submitted by FrackingHell on 2013, August 14 - 3:33pm

I mean, is it? I read a lot about how amazing Tomorrowland is, how wonderful people's experience of going there was, how it was life changing, but I can't help thinking the whole thing is just a very corporate way of making money, this time by commercialising dance music. That, in itself is fine, I guess, and makes sense of a genre of music put together by teenage white boys in the bedrooms (between intermittent periods jacking it and playing counterstrike, probably) that's sole objective is pretty much to get the creators (a) laid and (b) enough money to buy better music tech gear, but all the allusions to "a new world" and "all nations coming together" and "everyone's flags are here!" Isn't this all just contrived marketing, preying on people's basic needs (particularly young people) to be part of something?

Call me wrong, or cynical. I'm sure if I was there I'd like it and try to get drunk and laid just like everyone else. I might even smile and dance. But then again, do I want to be in a field in Belgium with 180,000 annoying brats (you know there will be a lot of brats) drinking beer, or being sick from the beer they drank, or waving flags? Why would I do that when I could be at home, making sweet beats on Reason, jacking it and playing counterstrike?

2013, August 15 - 12:38pm

Ha ha! You raise some interesting points! Tomorrowland is good is you like electronic music and dancing outside with lots of people, but it's not for everyone!

2013, August 16 - 11:44pm

'But then again, do I want to be in a field in Belgium with 180,000 annoying brats (you know there will be a lot of brats) drinking beer, or being sick from the beer they drank, or waving flags? Why would I do that when I could be at home, making sweet beats on Reason, jacking it and playing counterstrike?'

That made my day. Very well put, man...but then why do anything? Jacking it and mixing trump most other activities.

2013, August 17 - 11:44pm

In my opinion, it is definitely a great festival and I had a blast when I went a couple of years ago. I will say this however, like the owner of the site stated, it really depends on your taste in music as to whether or not you will enjoy the festival.

2013, September 1 - 3:29pm

Lol! I think considering the price for a ticket, you should only go to Tomorrowland if you're an avid fan of the performers and you really like the electorinca and trance! If you're only going because all your friends are going and you don't listen to that kind of music or are not very familiar with the DJs, you probably won't have too much fun!