CounterPoint
Music Festival

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By: James Rockefeller Gray

“I just wanted to say thanks to Clarion Content. For the first time in 10 years I thought I wasn’t able to go to a festival. Thanks to Clarion, I got to enjoy an amazing weekend!” – Maranda Carney, CounterPoint tickets giveaway winner

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CounterPoint Music Festival didn’t quite start out on a good foot this festival season. There was grumbling surrounding the festival’s organizers’ decision to change their date to Memorial Day Weekend from its usual last weekend of April. The music line-up took a major risk adding more bands like Widespread Panic and 311 to an EDM Festival.  More controversy arose when a rumor through a text message from an alleged CounterPoint official claimed that the festival was going to be cancelled due to low ticket sales.

CounterPoint organizers stood their ground and ignored the rumors and controversy, and their confidence of the festival paid off in a major way. The amount of love that was shown from all over for the festival was overwhelming.  The staff was supportive, kind, caring and very efficient. They were the best staff crew that I’ve ever witnessed at a major music festival.  The food line-up was superb! We have to give a special thanks to the kind people of the Flaming Wok, Flaming Gyro, and Crossroads Cafe who were more than generous. Their food was delicious.

CounterPoint made it clear that festivals should have an impressive line-up; but it’s really about all the people who come. They make the festival what it is or is not. I could talk about how impressive the musical acts were, and how the VIP bathrooms and showers were super clean and tight, but I dedicate this article to the people of Counterpoint.  This festival is about love, peace, and raging out the best way you can. Without further ado here is Maranda Carney’s CounterPoint Yearbook for 2015.

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