The Purple Pig Music Festival

19 Sep

I’m sure at least some of you are curious about my countdown on my page to the “Purple Pig.” Well the Purple Pig is actually a music festival in my hometown (Naples, NY) that I have been aching to return to since last year. It features many local folk, acoustic, reggae and rock bands all in one place. There are two main stages set back in the forest, where there isn’t any cellular service to be found. Glowing lanterns, candles and bonfires lead you in. The crisp scent of late September is heavy in the air.

All of my friends that I graduated from high school come home from college just for this festival. Hell, even my former teachers can be found standing around a bonfire. For three nights, my little Upstate town roars with joy.

With good music, good friends and good food, the Purple Pig is a source of immense positive vibes. I could never feel angry or spiteful at this place. After the stress filled week I’ve had at school and work, this weekend at the Purple Pig is exactly what I’ve been needing.

I’ll be sure to post about it on either Sunday or Monday. Or please, if you’re from the area, experience it for yourself.

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5 Responses to “The Purple Pig Music Festival”

  1. writingbolt September 21, 2013 at 5:49 am #

    ‘Sounds wonderful…strangely ideal. The bonfire and lanterns in the forest setting sounds divine. How is it possible when my high school experience was such a disaster in comparison? I don’t think I’d want to run into everyone I knew.

    How costly is this event?

    • goodvibeshappylives September 23, 2013 at 1:24 am #

      For a whole weekend pass, it was $50. Which isn’t bad, considering there were over 25+ bands there. Plus there were also local artists.

      My hometown is truly one-of-a-kind. I guess its because the place is so small. With only 1,000 people, it was voted #3 in the “coolest small town in America” contest in 2011. I’m a little bit of a cheerleader for Naples!

      • writingbolt September 23, 2013 at 5:47 am #

        The setting sounds better than the noise level. Sure, lots of bands, but would my ears enjoy the cocktail of noise? I doubt it. I am more stimulated by the trees and campfires. I guess $50 isn’t any worse than going to Comic Con.

        Do you wear a uniform, too?:D

      • goodvibeshappylives September 23, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

        Well each band played individually. It was only one at a time, and it was easy to escape from the music.

        I’m a huge music fan; it is a part of life. I work for a radio station, so I frequent many concerts. The noise doesn’t even concern me anymore.

        Haha, no I did not wear a uniform. Think Woodstock on a much smaller scale, and you have the Purple Pig Festival!

      • writingbolt September 24, 2013 at 4:48 am #

        So, you’re partially deaf then?:P That would be a shame.

        I like music, too. But, I am picky. I realize its power.

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