YEY!! I am so excited! I just got tickets to the Isle of Wight festival this summer. For those of you who have never attended a European summer festival, it is one of the coolest events on the planet. The thing I like most about the European festivals is that they are a combination rock concert and county fair, with something for everyone in the family. Although it is family oriented, it still has a very adult fun feeling. There are clothing booths, face painting, food booths, novelties, games, rides, and loads of amazing shows going on all on the same field. Last year the line-up for Isle of Wight included Muse, Snow Patrol, Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini, The Fratellis, and even the Rolling Stones, just to name a few. You camp for 4 nights by the side of the field (or stay in a hotel nearby as I plan to this year) and take in the innocent fun around you. European festivals do not follow the same restrictions placed on American festivals and actually tend to be more exhilarating. This year my plan is to attend at least 3 UK festivals (IOW - definitely, T in the Park - hopefully, Glastonbury - hopefully, V-Festival - ideally). Let me know if you have any questions about these festivals and I hope to see you there.