Turning 22, Life Is Beautiful Festival, Garth Brooks, Social Media Headquarters, OH MY

I’ve been nothing short of busy… and I mean busy. The kind where you only stay in a city for less than 24 hours. 

It started with the second to last week of October, where I managed to attend Life Is Beautiful Music Festival, hop on a plane the next day and fly to L.A for our TINhouse party, back on a plane to Vegas to finish the magical festival. 

This was my first year attending LIB and I was lucky enough to be able to snap some photos of the artist playing for StageRightSecrets.com. The line-up was bagging, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, Outkast, Foo Fighters, etc. 

There were plenty of selfie opportunites, every corner was a unique wall of graffiti, or piece of art, always a unique photo moment. Some of the highlights included watching Echosmith, who I work with on Warped, have one of the biggest crowds. Full circle moment for them and me. Also, Switchfoot- OMG, The Weeknd, and watching Dave Grohl show us what Punk truly is. 

Saturday, I skipped LIB to head to our TINHouse Beverly Hills party. The mansion was beautiful and overlooked the hills of L.A. There was even an arcade room where I spent most of my time playing Ski-Ball and Bowling. 

A week later, I spent some time snapping photos of Chase Rise. A song-writter who is starting to make it big! Chase wrote Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Cruise’. His current single is making it’s rounds on radio, ‘Ready Set Go’. I love when someone brings a new element to club tours. He made it seem like his production was a part of an arena tour! Brilliant. 

On Sunday the 9th, I turned 22. Happy Birthday to me. No, I didn’t play T-Swift’s ’22’ once! But i did remind myself that this past year has been a battle against fear and a journey towards bravery. I’ll touch more on that when I write my end of the year wrap-up. 

Tuesday, I hopped on a flight to San Fran with one of my clients. We were headed to spend the day with Garth Brooks and Entertainment tonight traveling to all the social media HQ’s. Garth was joining 2014’s idea of communication. 

Let me tell you about Garth, he’s the real deal. He’s the most humble person I’ve ever met. He took the time to connect with each of us in our own way. Of course, we spent the day talking about fashion and how he want’s me to send his Daughters/ Trisha my pants. I grew up listening to him, so getting to know him on a personal level was a dream. 

When spent the morning at Facebook/ Instagram HQ’s. I wanted to move in! Garth had a Q & A where things got real. So many people have been touched by his music, and that’s something social media will never be able to touch. 

Next, Twitter HQ, for another Q&A/ mini performance. Garth announced a secret pop-up show and I got drink out of a bird mug! We headed to The Independent music hall where we headed backstage for the show. Getting to hang in his dressing room with him and some of my favorite people was incredible. He’s all fun! 

I’ve been super busy! But these past few weeks has inspired me. I’m living proof, that if you work, stay nice, you can do anything you set your mind too. I’m learning that slowly.