How To Deal With Post-Festival Blues

According to Jonathan Mayers, co-founder of the production company behind Bonnaroo.

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How To Deal With Post-Festival Blues

From The FADER's Guide To Summer

Jonathan Mayers, co-founder of Superfly: There is so much buildup and tension and excitement around what happens over a few days at a festival. It’s intense, you know? I try not to allow myself to get crazy, super-high emotionally because of that effect of feeling depressed after. It’s best to stay even-keeled through the highs and lows. You have to put as much value and joy into the process of getting ready for the event as the event itself.

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We draw inspiration from these festivals and experiences. Hopefully, you bring that positive energy to your day-to-day life. At Bonnaroo, you’re camped out for four days, and your neighbor is someone from the opposite side of the country who has different political beliefs, comes from a different socioeconomic background, but you’re bonding over great music and having a good time. Bringing that back into your day-to-day life can be a very powerful thing. The way that you might discover a new favorite band and maybe become more open-minded? Hopefully that attitude is not just limited to music, and becomes a part of your normal life.

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How To Deal With Post-Festival Blues