Over the course of the four-day event, well over 300,000 people are expected to take in the musical festival. But they will do more than just attend. They will participate.
As I watched the news last night, I saws huge crowds of people singing along with the artists. Every word memorized. But not just memorized. As they sang along, their bodies moved in time with the music, their hands lifted up in the air, their faces filled with emotions as the words of the songs came up out of their hearts. They were caught up in the experience.
That is what music and lyrics were created to do – to give expression to our thoughts and emotions, and to engage them deeply.
It didn’t seem to matter if the music was Pop, Rock, EDM, Dubstep, House, Techno, Chill, Ambient, Rap, or Folk-Punk; the music and lyrics were connecting with thousands – deeply!
Why? Because a good songwriter knows how to craft a song that connects to what people are experiencing or even long to experience.