a music festival in paradise

Greetings from the great white North again! I’m coming to you from Dawson Creek, BC. I am back to grindstone after a week in Costa Rica where I attended one of the most transformational festivals on the planet.

I would be lying if I said it wasn’t one of the best festivals so far in my life. Everyone (including kids) should experience Envision at least once. It was an adventure I’ll never forget.

The event is home to the small town of Uvita, Costa Rica. Nestled in the jungle with very little change to the natural beauty of the land. Low environmental impact and sustainability were common practices for everyone at the festival. Many people from all over the globe came together to become one as the music filled the jungle air. The setting was perfect with golden coastlines and white sandy beaches only minutes from the event.

It was truly an exceptional venue with exquisite greenery and unique wildlife. One of the girls from our booth actually saw a real sloth dangling from a tree on her way to the beach one day! All in all I don’t have one bad thing to say about the location, the people or the experience.

the variety of envision

Amongst all the camping, stages and vendor booths there were also workshops and yoga tents. Some of the most educational discussions were part of envisions goal to help build awareness on certain subjects. They had speakers from all over the world come to share their stories or knowledge with anyone who wanted to listen.

The sacred movement tent was for yoga and mediation. Many people took part in these ceremonies as the minds and bodies get tired from overstimulation. There were many other art installations and performances that could keep your attention if ever at a loss.

I was impressed how well set up the venue was for navigating. There were signs everywhere pointing you in the right direction if ever lost. The event staff and the volunteers all did an exceptional job making the experience seamless and enjoyable.

Stages, music and production

Again I find myself completely satisfied with everything on the production side of this festival. From the incredible sound systems to the light shows and pyrotechnics, Envision has it all.

The stages alone are enough to blow your mind with the detail and amount of effort put into each one. Thats before the production team lights up the stage with projectors and completely change what you’re looking at. This is clearly the way of the future using light shows on 3d stages to create a digital feast for the eyes. Here’s the Luna stage with its green dragon coming alive for the crowd.

I want to thank the Liquid Dreams crew for inviting me to be a part of this amazing event and I can’t wait to do it again next year!