Celebrating their 10th Year Anniversary, Seattle’s Decibel Festival proved to be a great opportunity for me to visit and party in one of my long bucket-listed cities here in the states. Going from September 25th til the 29th, I too celebrated my own anniversary of existence at the very end of it! And after some (much needed) recharging and reflecting, I’ll share with you some recaps of the five day extravaganza.
To start, landing in the midst of a fresh and sunny Seattle streak helped awaken my senses after a packed flight from Los Angeles. With its many trees, lakes, and smiling faces, the quaint outskirts of Seattle welcomed all the traveling festivalgoers with a breath of fresh air. Yet, it wasn’t until I emerged from the Downtown Link-Rail that I began to understand how this 120 hour dance marathon would take place in such a seemingly pleasant place. The city itself has a special branding to it that embodies a toughness and well-paced feel to it. A blend between Chicago and Brussels is the best way I could possibly describe it (from cities I’ve visited), but before I sidetrack any further on Seattle’s highlights, let’s get to a handful of moments that made dB a fine experience.
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