Festivals are a must-do in the summertime. It's a chance to listen to your favorite artists and rock out with your friends. Not to mention, check out all the festival fashion styles, food trucks and so much more. Recently one of our guest bloggers, Christine C. headed to the Governors Ball in New York to capture her favorite moments of the festival. Read on to see what
she got up to.

I recently attended Governors Ball NYC, to begin the summer season. The festival is  not only known for it’s incredible musical artists, but also for it’s carefully decorated venue, and wide variety of New York City and Brooklyn food vendors. 

We arrived Friday afternoon, just in time to watch Beck, perform at the main stage. We finished the night with the headliner, The Strokes, who delivered one of the most incredible and inspiring performances I have ever seen live. Fireworks ended the show when The Strokes came back for an encore. The next day we saw Miguel, Haim, and Purity Ring. But the highlight of the festival for us was seeing our dear friend from high school Joe, who is the guitar player for Jon Bellion. Jon Bellion is an incredible creative individual, not only because he is a talented singer and musician, he is also passionate about art, so much that he had his entire album illustrated by David Ardinaryas Lojaya. Seeing our friend play at Governors Ball was the most wonderful experience of the weekend as we have known him since we were kids, and we were proud to see how much he has accomplished in such a short time.

The Festival took place on Randall’s Island, off of the East Side of Manhattan. We took the ferry to get there, which gave us an unexpected moment to see the entire city from the East River. When we arrived, the venue was decorated with food vendors, festival merch, silent discos, interactive dance floors, murals, lawn games and many more attractions. The entire character and mood of the festival felt like it paid homage to the festivals our parents once went to. There was a large push for art throughout the entire festival, as the festival commissioned artists to paint mural son free standing walls throughout the venue.


The food at GovBall was one of the most notable attributes of the festival as my friend and I are foodies. There were hundreds of food options all indigenous to New York City. Some well known restaurants, some from local food trucks. Two of my favorite places to eat in the city were there, The Black Tap Burger, known for its elaborate shakes, and Wafles & Dinges, known for their fresh waffle sandwiches.

I chose to wear my black Converse low tops to the show. As Converse develop more character the more they are worn, they were flexible enough to be breathable during the hot days, and easy to clean due to the rain at the festival. Because the last day was rained out, we intend on going back next year, and making the festival a friendship tradition.