This past weekend, I had the privilige of attending my very first Global Citizen Festival and first music festival ever actually. I went with a group of six and was very lucky that my friend won a bunch of tickets for this. Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna and Metaliica were one of the main performances for the night and although Kendrick and Rihanna were the last to perform it was worth the 13 hour wait and being pushed and being way too close to 60,000 other people. Yes you read that correctly, 13 hours! The whole festival didn’t technically start till 4 pm however we had to stand on this massively line starting from 9 AM with everything ending only around 11 pm. However, It was definitly worth it sitting through all those random speeches, and little performances here and there by other artists I was not there for. Seeing Kendrick Lamar’s one hour set and Rihanna’s performance at the end, made the entire day’s wait and my whole body’s soreness worth it. Especially seeing Kendrick whom I was supposed to see 3 years ago in concert but had to miss due to an exam. Seeing Kendrick Lamar’s set and him performing songs from his latest album as well as all his old ones, was amazing. As I was jumping up and down screaming like a little girl and obnoxiously belting out all the lyrics to his songs, I truly felt being at this festival with my friends and seeing two of my favorite artists was a memory I would never forget and was why living in NYC and being in college and young is something to never take for granted especially to look forward to moments like the one I was having during that whole experience. After it was over I of course was dying to go home and fall asleep on my bed but the memory of it all and going to be able to laugh about and look back on the experience with my friends was the reason why any of us young people do these things.
My First Global Citizen Festival