So to begin, I had met one of my closest friends now, D, thru my rave family in DC. She was only here for a year, working as a nanny, and she was set to go back to South Africa right after TomorrowWorld. She had gone to Mysteryland, EDCLV and Moonrise.
When August rolled around, we ended up wanting to go to Electric Zoo. Unfortunately, D didn’t have enough funds to attend but thankfully, there was the Living Social deal. Three of us got a ticket and the fourth one was free! We took care of her bus expenses as well, even though she kept telling us she was fine with just not going. Of course, we weren’t going to let her stay behind while we headed to the festival!
At the festival we were hanging out and D spotted a young man laying on the grass by himself. We went up to him and asked him if he was okay. He seemed really out of it and asked us if we could take him to the bathroom so he could throw up. We went ahead and took him to the porta potties. I asked him what he was on and he said had only been drinking. While we didn’t believe him, we wanted to take him to the medical tent. However, he didn’t want to. He started to look a bit better so we decided to get him some water and then take us to see Armin van Buuren with us!
Once we were there, he started feeling a little better and by end of the night we returned him to his friends who finally found him. I was very happy D had found him and was willing to take care of him. I thought to myself, “Wow, this girl has a heart of gold!” She really wanted to go to TomorrowWorld before returning to South Africa but she didn’t plan accordingly so she had very little money left. A ticket to TomorrowWorld is a bit pricey and I couldn’t just split it with someone else, since I wasn’t doing so well financially either.
So, my friend and I started to spread the word about D’s situation and we got over 15 people to pitch in for her ticket! He hosted a barbecue and asked for donations (so D wouldn’t know because she did not want us to spend money). We tricked her into thinking she wasn’t going but then one day, boom! Her ticket came. We all went down to Atlanta and had the time of our lives. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone so kind like her–don’t get me wrong, she is still a sass ball but she truly has a kind heart. I’m very happy this scene brought us together!
I am so glad to know that I have a sister across the world.