Gov Ball Haul

M3C0285As you could probably tell from my Fall Freak Out, I love lists, I love countdowns, I love forcing myself to do something and then documenting it. And so, I bring you my Gov. Ball Haul. The Governors Ball is just 129 days away (click here for tickets) and I need to start applying sunscreen now (Polish people don’t burn, we ignite) and scientifically structuring my line-up.

The best thing about these festivals is the opportunity to hear new music. I’m constantly striving to update my Spotify playlist and keep myself young and relevant. One day I might have kids or nieces who are going to giggle behind my back because I don’t know anything (I had an Aunt I had to introduce to Britney Spears back in the day…). I’ll always have my favorites but if I love music as much as I say I do, it’s important to keep up with what’s happening.

And there’s no better time than a festival, especially Governor’s Ball which has carefully vetted a kick-ass list of headliners and heavy hitters: Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Azealia Banks, The xx, and Kendrick Lamar, to name a few. And so, in my effort to stay educated, I’m going to help you out. Once a week until the festival (that’s called dedication, people) I’ll be listening to the guys just a further bit down the list from Sir Kanye, and filling you in on all the details.

This way, you’ll be super educated to build that amazing line-up AND you didn’t even need to lift an earbud.

Stay Tuned.

Amanda Kusek writes for Pop Focal, ReAlto (, and her own site She pays the bills with a job as an assistant and lives in New York City. Alicia Keys and Jay-Z told her once that if she could make it here she could make it anywhere...she's working on this.

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