If you’ve been to a decent amount of concerts and music festivals, you’ve probably witnessed someone crowd-surf. If you’re lucky, you’ve crowd-surfed yourself. Crowd-surfing is a phenomenal experience. There’s nothing quite like floating above the crowd and being passed from hand to hand. However, crowd-surfing is not a great experience for the people who have [...]

Music festival series: BUKU

In less than three weeks, I will be returning to New Orleans, Louisiana for BUKU, and I couldn’t be more excited. My first time attending BUKU was last year, and of all of the 2-day music festivals I’ve been to, BUKU is my favorite. BUKU stood out to me for three different reasons: the location, [...]

Gem & Jam

Gem & Jam was different. For starters, it was the first music festival that I’ve done media for. I’ve been writing for a music blog titled Noiseporn since December and got a media pass in exchange for covering the festival. Because of this, I approached Gem & Jam with a slightly different perspective than I [...]


This is the story of Beyoncé acknowledging my existence. It starts in London, England in February of 2014. My friends and I had a plane to catch back to Edinburgh, Scotland, where I was studying abroad, before our bus to Glasgow to see Beyoncé live in concert. Although we had given ourselves enough time to [...]