“I’ve been coming to Suwannee Music Park since 2011 and at each festival I experience a smattering of really special moments, but my favorite by far happened at this past Hulaween. While on a solo exploration mission through the Spirit Lake art installation area, a random festival patron walked by, shot me a huge smile and told me to enjoy my weekend. I felt an immediate connection to him so I ran after him to gift him a Phish sticker designed by my friend Matt that has a lyric from the song Joy saying, ‘We want you to be happy.’ He looked at me and his eyes welled up as he told me he had just returned from the Phish Alpharetta show where he spread his best friend’s ashes, and he knew this sticker was a sign that his late friend was watching over him. Suwannee is such a magical, spiritual place and it always manages to put life back into perspective for me. Every time I visit I’m reminded that we must step outside our own little bubbles, keep our hearts open and spread love to everyone including strangers. You never know who needs it the most.”

Traveled from Los Angeles, California

Hulaween Music & Arts Festival 2016

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park

Live Oak, Florida