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How to Customize Your LIB

Like each individual person that walks through our gates, each experience at Lightning in a Bottle is a completely unique personal journey. Your time at LIB is a chance to be undeniably and unapologetically you, and we urge you to use this opportunity as a chance to learn, grow, play and explore.  There are so many different ways to customize your experience, so that you can get the most out of this weekend and leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the world.

 

Extend Your Stay: Get an Extra Day to LIB

One of the first choices you can opt in to taking is purchasing an Early Arrival Pass. Getting to the grounds on Wednesday allows you to liesurely set up camp in the prestigious High Grounds without the rush of worrying that you’re going to miss something. Not only will you get the chance to explore the festival before most of the people who come to the festival, but it will also help you beat any traffic that may be likely the next day.

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Photo by Watchara

Transportation: Carpool or Take the Lightning Bus

However, getting here is all part of the experience.  Not only is carpooling fun, but it’s better for the environment! Grab a buddy to make the journey, or you can take our super handy lightning bus! Having pickup locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix and Portland, we want to make sure that everyone who truly wants to be at LIB, has all the tools to make it happen.     

 

Camp Like a Boss: Try one of the Boutique Camping Options

Now that you’re here, how does a private restroom and shower sound? How about a Lush Lounge area with phone charging capabilities?  Still not convinced? Take a look at the set up for our ultra luxurious boutique camping packages and we promise you won’t be disappointed. (Oh and did we mention there’s a personal AC unit option?) With everything you need to take on the weekend like a pro already set up for you, boutique camping will maximize time for fun and minimize time stressing about set up.

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Photo by Aaron Gautschi

Try the Food

With all that free time and hours of frolicking ahead, you can work up quite an appetite.  Lightning in a Bottle has been known for having some of the most crave-satisfying food and thirst quenching drinks around; And you guessed it— it’s all organic, locally sourced. Whether you want a refreshing acai bowl or some zesty ‘za; we’ve got you covered. It’s important to keep yourself healthy and hydrated throughout the weekend so that you can try all of our fun activities!

The weekend itself plants the seed of opportunity, but it’s up to you to take that and make it thrive! LIB has so many things to offer, whether you’re trying something for the first time or for the 10th, the possibilities are truly endless.

 

Ground Down with Some Yoga, Dance or Movement Classes

One of the most beloved things we offer are yoga classes and workshops throughout the weekend.  If you’re a pro or want to break out the mat for the first time, yoga at a festival leaves you feeling connected through the practice to all the people around you and helps to keep you centered and grounded throughout such an exciting weekend. Pro tip: stretching and flowing a little bit every day will help allow your body to withstand maximum hours of grooving…

Maybe yoga isn’t your thing but you feel like you need to hit that mental reset button.  Swing by our relaxing Gong Sanctuary, where a sonic healing session can transport you into a meditative headspace guided by singing bowls, gongs and chimes.  It is always a festival favorite and an unparalleled chance to attain some mental peace and quiet.

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Photo Courtesy of the Grand Artique

Get Weird in our Interactive Experiences

When you’re ready to bring that energy back up, you can go trade some goodies at the Grand Artique while listening to some funky jams.  With heaps of trinkets, this rustic store of treasures just may have your favorite new festival essential waiting for you. You might even find the perfect accessory to wear to our 80s prom event. The wilder and weirder the better!

 

Let Your Ears Be Your Guide

Now that you’ve got everything dialed in, it’s time for what we all came here for: the music. Each stage with its unique nuances and vibe, catering to exactly what you need in that moment. Did you come here to see world class headliners at a massive stage? Lightning is waiting for you. Or maybe you’re in need of some serious bass and can’t pass up the opportunity for some head banging. Thunder, with it’s state of the art sound system is always there. If you’re one of those people who loves bouncing to house and techno all night long, the Woogie will keep you entertained and enthralled for hours. This year, The Grand Artique stage is better than ever, offering experimental and bluegrass sounds for you and your friends to sing and swing dance around too.  See some of your favorite artists and discover new ones. Let your eardrums be your guide and you’ll always be satisfied.

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Photo by Watchara

Make ALL the Friends

You’ll begin to notice that you already have one thing in common with everyone around you;  You’re likeminded individuals with a love for music. LIB is a place where chance encounters and new connections thrive. Whether it’s brightening up someones’ day by adding a little glitter to their look, offering food to your neighbors or lending a helping hand where you can, random acts of kindness are what make our community so great.  Treat others the way you want to be treated, be that positive energy and arise each day with excitement to share a dance floor with soon-to-be friends.

There are so many different ways to make your Lightning in a Bottle great! We’ve set the stage, what part will you play?

 

Step 1 to your custom LIB is getting your tickets before they’re all gone!

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by: Shelby Condon