sober alcoholic

“I was a big drinker at the time. I would drink every day. I would drink alone. I thought the whole concept was so f**king cool. A great deal of what I wrote on Born To Die is about these wilderness years. When I write about the thing that I’ve lost I feel like I’m writing about alcohol because that was the first love of my life. My parents were worried, I was worried. I knew it was a problem when I liked it more than I liked doing anything else. I was like, ‘I’m fucked. I am totally fucked’. Like, at first it’s fine and you think you have a dark side – it’s exciting – and then you realize the dark side wins every time if you decide to indulge in it. It’s also a completely different way of living when you know that…a different species of person. It was the worst thing that ever happened to me.” - Lana Del Rey


EDC Las Vegas was seriously nothing else but magical. Although it wasn’t 100% of what I was hoping it would have turned out, it was better than what I would have ever expected. Many people think that EDM culture or EDM festivals are all about the drugs, but seriously. It’s not. I love EDM, sober or when I’m going I LOVE listening to EDM. EDM being tied with the PLUR culture definitely opened my eyes to how loving a community of ravers can really be and its amazing to realize that I really am here for the music. I went through EDC completely sober, no drugs, alcohol or anything. When I tell people, they think it sucks or something but honestly I still had the time of my life. I enjoyed seeing all the DJs I wanted to see and happier enough that I was able to make sure that the people that WERE going were okay.

It seemed like a dream just being able to go to EDC alone, but just even more magical to see how much a festival can really change your life. I can’t wait for next year.


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