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Music festival enthusiasts defined as festivillians

Let’s define the word Festivillian. It has been used as a descriptive word by musicians, artists, promoters, organizers and festival enthusiasts for many years. It refers to people who are really passionate about going to or participating in art, music, and renaissance festivals in particular. Often throughout history, words have been used in a social or urban way for a period of time before they become mainstream and defined as a dictionary term. Such is the case of Festivillian.

The first mention of a music festival comes from the Pythian Games in ancient Greece that began around 582 BC. At that time in history, the administration of the Games was handed over to the Delphic Amphiktyonia, a council of the twelve Greek tribes, in order to put an end to the Holy War in the past. The games often included musical performances. This could be the oldest historical mention of a music festival.

Initially, the words Fiesta and Festival were interchangeable and were used to honor the gods. Through the ages, each term has found its own meaning in our society, yet both denote a celebration.

Music festivals tend to be annual, although many are organized as a one-off event. There are those that are for profit and purely entertainment, and those that are designed to do more than entertain. There has been a recent rise in recent decades in the correlation between certain music festivals and environmental awareness. Many festivals today have a green theme at some level. Some of them, for example the Shakori Hills Music Festival, build a sustainable village and offer classes and workshops for sustainable living. The 2008 Green Apple Festival, held on Earth Day, was the first of its kind to coordinate many major US cities to offer music festivals and green living fairs in unison across the country and even It had international participation.

Another interesting Music Festival is the educational and charitable one. Some communities offer free, or nearly free, music festivals in order to give young musicians an audience and the opportunity to play music and learn from their more experienced and established peers. An outstanding example of this is the Alaska Folk Festival held in Juneau. The spring of 2008 was their 34th annual festival!

There is something special that we feel in a festival environment. It feels like there is a touch of magic in the air. There is a spirit of friendship, freedom, peace and camaraderie that is present among most festivillians, setting them apart and creating the atmosphere of a summer camp. Even casual festival goers or patrons seem to notice. Eye contact with “strangers” is easier, people smile at each other and instantly strike up conversations. Something about a festival seems to break down our barriers and uplift the spirit of the community. Perhaps a Festivillian is best defined as a person who thrives in this kind of environment.

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