We are less than thirty days away from one of the most promising festivals of the year: The Meadows. On Friday, September 15, Queens will host some of the scene’s most promising artists of 2017 as well as some serious OG heavy hitters.
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In its second year, The Meadows has one of the most stacked lineups I have seen, including Gorillaz, Jay-Z, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Bassnectar, NAS, BIG WILD, and Lido just to name a few. The festival was founded by Founders Entertainment, the same producers who put on The Governors Ball, so you can guarantee that this festival will be one of the most talked about festivals of the year.
Tickets are going fast, so make sure you get yours soon and we will see you out in The Big Apple!The Meadows 2017 Essential Info:
Dates: Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 27Show times: 11:45am – 10:00pmVenue Address: Citi Field- Queens, New York CityAges: All AgesTickets: Available here
Acceptable Forms of Identification for EntryDrivers LicenceOffical Military IdentificationPassportThe Meadows 2017 Set Times:Friday:
The Meadows 2017 Festival and Parking Maps:Reminder To Mind Your Belongings
Unfortunately, many people have reported pickpockets, bag slashings, and theft of wallets, smartphones, purses and other valuables during this festival season. While this small number of bad apples in the bunch doesn’t define an entire crowd, there are opportunistic people who come to these events to take advantage of unsuspecting party goers and it’s important to be mindful of your valuables while at The Meadows.
Pay attention to who’s around you and what’s going on around you. Keep your wallet and phone in your front pocket(s) if you can. Treat your phone the same way you would treat cash; don’t set it down on a table or bar and look away. If a friend isn’t standing behind you in a crowd, be careful of your backpack or purse, and don’t put valuables in a pocket that could easily be unzipped by someone behind in a crowded spot without you realizing.
Festivals, in general, are a very densely populated place and are a well-known place where pick-pocketing of unsuspecting people occurs. It’s easy to find yourself in a crowded environment in a line, at a stage in the festival, elevator, or even out on the street where someone could slip your wallet or phone our of your pocket or bag in a matter of seconds. Stay alert, be careful, and make sure to not carry more than what you need!The Meadows 2017 Do’s & Don’ts
Don’t litter, drink water, be kind to one another, mind your valuables, be safe, eat a healthy breakfast, bring found items to Lost & Found, charge your phones, do your chores, pace yourselves, high five a stranger, dress to impress, drink water, shake hands with a stranger using your ∗left∗ hand, don’t litter, take photos, don’t litter, be smart!
The MeadowsWHAT NOT TO BRINGWeapons of ANY kindFireworks/explosivesIllegal SubstancesLarge or hard sided coolersPicnic BasketsPetsGlass containers of any kindAlcohol (alcohol will be sold at the Festival)Outside Food – A personal sized food item is allowed with a doctor’s note only.InstrumentsChains/Chain WalletsNunchucksLarge backpacksSelfie Sticks (too intrusive, too unsightly, too ridiculous)Laser pointersProfessional still camera equipment (no detachable lenses, no tripods, big zooms, or commercial use rigs)Audio/video recording equipmentDrones and hover camerasEmotional baggageNo illegal vending is permitted. No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed.Hover boards
WHAT TO BRING
SunscreenHatsSunglassesEarplugsHilarious gifs to send in response to your friends’ textsNon-professional film and digital cameras(2) Factory sealed bottles of water (non-glass containers) or better yet, bring an empty refillable bottle.Phone charger/charging caseAn outfit that makes people impressed and/or mystifiedSmall backpacks or bagsBeach towelsValid Driver’s License for will-call and/or to drink alcoholComfortable shoesAn optimistic outlook on life and a cool ass demeanorWeather appropriate weather/gear (rain jacket, umbrella, poncho, etc.
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Christopher, or Brown Bear as his Festival Family and most of his friends call him, got his humble beginnings in the dance music scene when he was a child from none other than his mother. The weekends were filled with dance music from the 80’s and 90’s like La Bouche’s “Be My Lover” and Corona’s “Rhythm of the Night”. In 2010 his friends showed him a video from Bonnaroo of Pretty Light’s “I Know the Truth” and he immediately dived on in. Since then he has attended every live music festival from Spirit of Suwannee’s, Purple Hatters Ball (Jam Bands), to Let It Roll Drum & Bass Festival in the Czech Republic.Chris has an eclectic palate for music; from Shpongle and Bassnectar to Oliver Heldens and Porter Robinson, he vibes with it all. He has traveled from coast to coast and around the world looking what he calls The Bear Necessities of Life; the simple things that make you smile, or you find visually moving. This pursuit and travels inspired Bearlosophy, his photographic journal of all his adventures. He aspires to travel the world taking photos for non-profit organizations or to work for one of the top EDM photography teams like aLIVE Coverage.