This past Saturday I traded in my heels for my All Stars and made my way to Darling for my first ever Rocking the Daisies experience.
The infamous “Daisies” has always been something that dominates my social media newsfeed every October but it has never really been on top of my to do list. RTD is South Africa’s biggest music festival, with an attendance of 22 000 people this year! It also celebrated the decade of daisies being it’s 10th year running and I recently found out that the festival is also eco-friendly.
This year has been one full of new experiences, personal challenges and most importantly being forced out of my comfort zone. I took this as an opportunity to try something I never had and to experience something that all my friends said I would hate, and boy did I prove them wrong!
I wasn’t ready to pitch a tent and become a part of the glamping clan just yet, so instead we organized a party bus there on the Saturday morning and back later that Saturday night. We were greeted by smiling faces, a lot of “woohoos” and best of all an overload of positive energy. We looked oddly fresh to most of the other festival goers as a lot of people go from the Thursday to the Sunday. After getting used to the dust and porta loos, which later I realized is something you don’t really ever get used to but I was insistent on having an open mind and remaining positive.
Most of the day involved, drinking Carribean Twists, letting loose at the beach bar, socializing with friends I hadn’t seen in a while and watching some top international acts, my favourite being Milky Chance. Believe it or not I even ended up getting a fist pump or two going in the electro dome.
When was the last time you did something for the first time? I challenge all of you to do one thing that scares you or forces you to be put out of your comfort zone. Not only do you learn new things about yourself but you get to experience and live so much more than you usually would.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
It was an incredible day, mostly because I had never been to a place where everyone is just so overwhelmed with joy! I love how everyone is put on the same level, no one judges and everyone is just there to have a good time with their friends, and that’s exactly what I did!
Until next year Daisies… x
Sunglasses: Rayban at Sunglass Hut
Top: River Island
Shoes: Converse All Stars
Choker: Forever 21