The summer brings so many great opportunities to do things that are outdoors and celebratory of the season. Whether you’re taking a summer trip or doing something fun and festive right in your own city, it’s the perfect time of year to take part in something out of your comfort zone.
One of the exciting things that takes place during the summer months in cities around the country are annual music festivals. Maybe music festivals are a part of your summer tradition. You and your friends or family may enjoy visiting the same festival every year or find it exciting to travel to different festivals each season. Perhaps you’re planning to go to your first festival this summer – you’ll be in for a treat! There’s no better way to bask in the beautiful summer weather than to the soundtrack of some of your favorite bands.
At first, it may seem like an out of the box idea, but a coloring book is a fun and festive activity to bring along to your next summer music festival. Not sure if you should take your coloring practice on the road and share it with your friends as you’re rocking out to some of your favorite tunes? Just stick with me and keep reading – I’m going to share five reasons why you should bring a coloring book the next time you visit a summer music festival.
Get into a Creative Mindset
Before the music festival begins, you want to get into a creative mindset so that you can get the most out of your listening experience. Coloring is the perfect way to get your imaginative juices flowing and unleash your creativity. As you color, you can get into the festival spirit. Coloring helps you to productively focus your energy in a creative way. While coloring, you can let any worries or stressors drift away, and you can shift your mindset to vacation mode as you’re gearing up for the music festival to commence. Whether you whip out your coloring book on your way to the music festival or whether you kick off the music festival with a coloring session after your get through the gates, it’s an awesome way to get into a creative mindset that will help you relax and enjoy the music festival to the fullest.
Lightweight, Portable, and Instant Fun
Packing for a music festival can be tough. You want to make sure you bring some things that will help you to stay comfortable and active in between sets. However, you also need to streamline your packing so that you can stay mobile as you’re traveling from stage to stage to see all your favorite bands. A coloring book is a wonderful addition to your music festival bag because it’s so lightweight and portable, but, most importantly, it’s instant fun. Bringing a coloring book along to your next music festival should be a no brainer. It’s so compact, it can seamlessly fit in your bag among your other essentials. Plus, you’ll be glad you have a creative and easy way to pass the time when you need to take a break from the music.
An Imaginative Way to Set the Mood
No matter what styles of music you love and no matter which of your favorite artists are performing at a music festival this summer, you might be surprised to learn there’s a coloring book dedicated to some of your favorite genres and artists. There are tons of music-themed coloring books out there for each and every music preference. And, they’re the ideal coloring books to bring to your next music festival. Whether you prefer rock, rap, hip hop, heavy metal, or all types of music, there’s a music-themed coloring book out there for you. If you want an imaginative way to set the mood and build the excitement before seeing your favorite artist, check out some of our favorite coloring books for music lovers.
Stay Inspired and Energized While Passing the Time
At music festivals, there’s inevitable downtime. If you’re going to a single-day music festival, you’ll likely want something to pass the time in between sets or take a break from the festival when none of your favorite bands are playing. You may be going to a multi-day music festival, in which case you’ll have plenty of downtime as you pace yourself from day to day. Being outside in the summer heat at a music festival can be depleting or draining. In addition to staying fueled with plenty of food and drink, you’ll also want to keep your mind fueled and active. Coloring is an amazing way to stay inspired and energized while passing the time at a summer music festival. As you color, you can both relax and free your mind while staying engaged and present in the moment.
Enhance Your Listening Experience
Listening to music and coloring have a lot of similarities and shared benefits. The two really make for the perfect pair. Both are forms of artistic expression that help you to unwind and to boost your creativity. It only makes sense that coloring at a music festival can allow you to enhance your listening experience. Whether you’re going to a summer music festival to get creatively inspired and unleash your imagination or whether you’re hitting up a summer festival to kick back and relax, coloring is the perfect way to enrich the adventure.
Don’t Forget to Pack Your Coloring Book!
As you’re preparing for your next trip to a summer music festival, you may be wondering what to bring to make the experience even more awesome. If you’re a music festival veteran, you might be looking for a great new activity to bring to the festivities. Or, if it’s your first time hitting up a summer music festival, you might be looking for something creative to bring and share with your friends.
As you’re packing your bags and preparing to head out to a music festival this summer, considering bringing your coloring book and your favorite set of colored pencils, markers, or gel pens along for the ride. Coloring is a lightweight and easily portable way to get into a creative mindset, set the mood before you enjoy your favorite band, enhance your listening experience, and stay inspired and energized throughout the entire festival.
We hope you feel inspired to take your coloring practice on the road and bring a coloring book to your next summer music festival. We’d love to hear about your experience coloring while enjoying a music festival this season. Leave us a message in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how your coloring practice pairs with your favorite bands!