Located in the tiny town of Bradley, California is the alternative music festival Lightning in a Bottle. This wonderful event has attracted thousands of earth loving party-goers to a remote part of the Central Coast since the turn of the century. Enjoy the virtual experience!
Lightning in a bottle you ask? Well the answer is really all in the name, I discovered while experiencing a once in a life time opportunity.
The set up of the campgrounds were highly anticipated to be exquisite, and that they were; when I rolled up to the San Antonio Campgrounds I could see beautiful structures frittered with various lights, campsites that seemed to take months to prepare for, let alone make, and the most scenic views I have seen while living on the central coast… well except for Pirates Cove that is.
“Lightning in a Bottle changed me in ways I can’t even put into words. And to top it off I just spent an entire week in the most heavenly place on earth.” Cal
Poly freshman Allegra Menetti explains her LIB experience.
Allegra went out on a limb with her roommate and bought tickets a couple of weeks before the event.
“I couldn’t have been happier with my decision to buy tickets with Mira. We killed it on the dance floor.”
Allegra and her roommate Mira bought general camping passes and camped with a group of five others. She saw more DJs than she could remember and her way of life improved greatly after spending five days in the Central Coast wilderness.
“It’s not about the flashy outfits or the famous DJs putting a show on for you… It’s about connecting with the people around you and being almost reborn again by Mother Earth or the creator or whatever you want to call your higher power,” said Allegra.
Allegra, the LIB community, and myself can testify to the immense beauty of the San Antonio Campgrounds. Beautiful oak trees scatter the valley, and although the lake is dried out due to our dry situation here in California, it made for a beautiful view of green oaks, golden-orange hills and blue sky for miles on end.
The whole drought thing will be fixed though.. According to a lady at Lightning in a Bottle we ourselves, Cali people, must make Mother Nature wetter.. In order to do so we must dance. And that we did… To be honest I swear its been raining more. LIB did a good job of getting down.
“The music is amazing, I don’t think that this is real life…” 22 year old Peter Iani said, who came down from Washington to attend the event. Peter skipped out on his day job for the weekend so that he wouldn’t miss Stwo and the highly regarded Flume.
“Hopefully I don’t get fired, but if I do it was well worth it!”
I encourage everyone to buy a ticket for next year. Even if you don’t like heavy trap music I think you’ll still have a great time woogieing and boogieing from concerts to campsites.