The Countdown to HARD Summer 2014 / Carmen Varner // Lifestyle Blogger & Social Media + Blogging Coach


The Countdown to HARD Summer 2014

I love counting down to an event. It just hypes me up incredibly. It can be a mixture of fun & angst. On one hand, it's joyous to look forward to something, keeping track of each day until the day nears. On the other hand, it can feel like it's eons away. "Man only 212 days until Coachella. Ugh...212 days. That's more than half a year. How many hours of work is that?" Never fret. At the end of the day, the day eventually comes.

I am counting down to HARD Summer. You've likely heard me talk about it before. HARD Summer is an electronic music festival located in El Monte, CA near Los Angeles. I went last year with the boyfriend, so I have an idea of what to expect. I know what to wear, my outfit will look something like this. I have an inkling. Yes. But do things change? Yes. Either way I am soooo thrilled. The day is finally nearing.

What HARD Summer 2014 tickets look like

The tickets this year are pretty intricate. They are semi-holographic. When you move the card around the photo changes. Totally reminds me of the 90s. What's different about this year is that you get one ticket per day versus just one ticket last year. I like that the tickets are a keepsake. They are thick & sturdy instead of flimsy paper that won't last through the day. Woohoo! 

My goals are to take pictures, enjoy the music & the people & the experience, & just have a swell time. I hope to get some great photos to share with y'all. But that's easier said than done at a music festival. I usually end up captivated by the experience which is the most important part. I think it'd be fun to capture the rave attire though. You'll be in for a treat. With that said, I guess the countdown remains. I'm so excited. :]

Check out my interviews with some of the HARD Summer 2014 performers:
What are your music plans? Any festivals this summer? I shared my excitement, why not share yours? :]

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  1. I wish I could attend the music festival! It's just way to far away for me to go there. I love your outfit!
    Much Love, AnnCates xx

  2. love music festivals! this one looks like a great time

  3. Music festivals are so much fun! :-)

  4. I always wanted to go to music festivals <3

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  5. I'm excited for you! :) I rarely go to music festivals because it's either I'm away from the location or I'm busy with school. Anyway, may you have a blast! :)


    1. That's why I plan it out in advance. Otherwise I wouldn't have time! :]

  6. ah i would love to go, have fun!

    xx danielle
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  7. I want to go so bad!!! have so much fun!

  8. I hope you will have a blast at that music festival! I am going to a summer music festival next weekend! Cannot wait! :)

  9. Cool tickets such a fun idea! Have fun!!! xo

  10. Great post, I would love to go there!


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