Thursday, January 2, 2014

happy new year! / 2014

2013 was a bittersweet year for me if anything. If it wasn't for electronic dance music and the events, I don't know how I would've gotten through it. I went to Los Angeles with my best friend to see Swedish House Mafia, POP the Dream where I got to see Gareth Emery for the first time (who completely blew my mind; I wouldn't mind seeing him for the third time at all and hopefully I'll be seeing him again sometime in 2014!), Beyond Wonderland in August which was a two day festival (and it was so amazing, nothing has topped it yet), and so many other events. And I can't even begin to imagine what 2014 has in store for me. There are so many DJs on my "I must see this year!" list!

For new years eve, I went to POPNYE with my best friend and we danced all night with strangers. And it was amazing. Good vibes all night and everyone I met that night was really nice. Even though it didn't feel like 2014 when they had the countdown, I was glad I was there with all those people in the crowd. I even gathered up the courage to hug the people around me. I'm also really glad that I finally got to see New World Punx! I wanted to dance during their whole 3.5 hour set (which was amazing and I wish it was longer), but my feet were killing me so I had to sit down from time to time but every now and again I had to jump up and start dancing. Some of the people who were sitting down were cheering me on for dancing, but I'm shy and I get embarrassed when there's too many people around which made me want to sit back down. But it's really nice when people come up to me and tell me they like my shuffling. ^~^

I went to sleep at about 4 am (when I finally got home). And we woke up at 6:30 am to try and catch the sunrise which according to the Internet was at 7:22 am, and it was a 20 minute drive to the park. And to both of our surprises, we made it just in time! The small walk up to the park was exhausting, as you can imagine the soreness from a night of dancing (approx. 8 hours of dancing, shuffling to be exact). So sometime after 7:30 am, I got to see my first sunrise of 2014. Actually it was my first sunrise ever. I've been trying to wake up early enough to see a sunrise for years, but I've never been successful until now. I'm actually very proud of myself for this.

I also made breakfast for my friend and I while my waited for and watched the sun rise. Acai berry base with granola and muesli, yum!
After that, we went home. And we slept until 2 PM. Then lots of Netflix, eating, and resting/relaxing happened for the next eight hours. (Oh yeah, and of course lots of complaining about how sore we were like after every event we've been to. You would think we would be use to this by now.) Speaking of which, I'm really hungry so I'm going to go make myself dinner. I hope you all had a wonderful new years eve and new years day! 
Happy new years!
  • How was your new years eve? Did you celebrate it with someone special? Family? Friends?
  • Did you do anything special on your first day of the new year?


  1. It sounds like you had an amazing new years! Watching the sunrise is a beautiful thing to experience

    Sounds like you and I both had an EDM-filled 2013! I saw Gareth Emery and fell in love!!

    1. Yes, I'm so glad I finally got around to watching the sunrise. My body was aching to go back to sleep haha, it didn't help that it was so cold outside either.

      And yes! Isn't he the best?! I saw him twice last year and I hope I see him sometime in 2014. /fingers crossed