Untold Festival4:44 PM
Have you ever been dreaming of something and one day that dream just come true? Well, when I was little I have a dream to at least watch a concert of an artist/ band that I really like abroad and experience the different atmosphere and euphoria. That time I was dreaming about watching Jonas Brothers's concert LOL (Yes, I was around 11 years old that time).
That dream is of course just a dream, why would my parents fund me to go abroad just to watch a concert?
But then the law of attraction seems so right! Now that I never stop dreaming of all of my dreams, the universe is also never stops to make my dreams come true. Remember that I am in Romania right now to do a project with AIESEC? Yup, I am now staying in the city that has been awarded as the "European Youth Capital 2015", call it as Cluj-Napoca (or just Cluj for short). Cluj is so full of young people and I can even feel the hype and the spirit in every air that I breathe. No exaggeration, but this is kinda true! I'll write another post about the Cluj spirit after.
Alright, since Cluj is the current city of Youth Capital in Europe, they sure have loads of events or festival coming up every day. One of them is this huuuuge festival called UNTOLD FESTIVAL. It's a 4 days music festival, they officially call it as an electronic dance music festival, but personally for me it is not just about EDM musics... They also have some soul, RnB and a little bit of pop artist in their lineup.
Untold Festival 2015 is the first concert ever been held and since it is becoming a huge success, they will hold a second batch of festival next year (of course)! Untold for me is like the Romanian version of Tomorrowland. If Tomorrowland could reach up to 300.000 visitors, well Untold isn't that bad. In its first year of the festival, it's been recorded that they have 240,000 visitors during the whole 4 days! Even Indonesia's best EDM festival, Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP) highest record has only 50,000 visitors.
Untold Festival Day 1
July 30th, I went to the Cluj Arena to exchange the ticket that I already bought for a bracelet at around 4PM. I went there with my Lebanese and Ukrainian friends Jihane and Diana, which are my roommates and we were sooo excited! We went there by cab and I can see every youngster in the city are wearing this Untold bracelet on their wrist, means that they're all going to Untold. It was sooo fun, we were like Untold family and even we didn't know each other we will still smile, greet or high-five each other. This is the European Youth Spirit!!
|Look who's on stage!!|
|Tom Odell on Untold Festival 2015|
|Credits to: Iulius Mall Cluj-Napoca|
Untold Festival Day 2
Second day of Untold was all about spending quality time with friends. That day, we went to the festival wearing our own flags and people were giving us high-five as a friendship gesture. It felt sooo nice, the Romanians, well, mainly people in Cluj are really welcome to foreigners.
|My team mates and I were representing our countries on Untold Festival|
|Selfie in the middle of Avicii-- with more and more international friends from the other projects|
|People were having fun with Avicii!|
I went a bit different for the third day. That day I wasn't with my friends from my project. I made an appointment with Anastasia and Casian, my Romanian friends that I first met on an AIESEC event called Global Village (I'll write about Global Village too, later).
|Casian - Ana - me - Tudor|
FYI, Armin played for more than 3 hours and a half! He was playing until the sun is literally up!
|I took this photo from the tribune during Armin Van Buuren, he was playing for more than 3 and half hours and I can't stand it so I went to the tribune LOL|
|The vibes inside the Cluj Arena|
Since we missed the"'Rocking Stage", that's what they call it anyway, we just went straight to Cluj Arena for the Untold Fest. And ooh, before that we met some of Ana's and Casi's friends too, so we went together.
|Tujamo on stage|
|Guetta on stage, finally|
The fireworks. That's it. That's the end of the 4 days of magic in the heart of Transylvania. Though I basically don't really enjoy EDM musics because for me it is too loud, but all I think about is the time and memories I spend with my friends. Of course I'll never experience the exact same thing back in my country. And anyway, one mission "go to a concert abroad" is finally accomplished!! :)
I wish I could see you again, Untold 2016!