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Chrystal Kaminski is happily taking care of her ten month old son, Lincoln!

Go to an outdoor multi-day camping rave (read all 2 entries…)
The Cave party (Midwest Freakfest II, Underground Sound)

I went to my first cave party, the experience was absolutely melting, literally. It was about 98 degrees the whole time except for at night, when the temperature cooled to a tolerable 70 degrees.

The drive down there was long, tiring and boring. IL is a big FLAT vast land of nothing for miles. The only excitement is seeing Chicago and maybe sitting in it for two hours of backed up traffic. Woo.

Note to self: never drive through Chicago when excited to get somewhere fast.

Good thing I had Pixie (Samantha) in the car with me, and her Bunny Suiicide book. Without her crazy antics and conversation, I would have never made it past the 80 mile mark.

We got to Murphysboro, IL in about ten hours. Set up camp and got to partying right away. I could not believe that hill, walking down it was an interesting feat. At the end of the hill, was the largest rave I have ever encountered, hundreds of people swarming the grounds underneath the stars to gather for the yearly Cave festival. The cave is actually a large rock formation that hangs over the stage and wraps around it and creates a massive amount of sound protection/cushioning and resonation, which makes for interesting sound capabilities.

The lazers created a world of their own, I got there right before Infected Mushroom played and they had THE greatest lights and lazers I have seen since Elem3ntal. I greeted my close and personals at the main stage (Logan, Vanessa, Christine, Colin, Tom….etc) and the party was on.

Spent most of my time at the Outlawed stage fooling around behind it and taking pictures. Colin made burgers and Christine and I got sick from them. We ate them in like 98 degree weather, we actually got really sick. I had food poisoning, but I drank my Liquilites and then I was feeling better by night.

Logan, Vommy, Tim and some chick and I left the venue to go to the spillway Saturday to cool off. However, Logan and I were exhausted from the prior night festivities so we passed out on the grass in the shade, T’was nice though.

I climbed rocks and explored many a path at that venue, it was really awesome, I saw a wild lizard there! some of us tried to catch it but he was way too fast. He was so cute and brown :) I took many pictures that are really green and lush, the land was very, very green and grown over, which gave out a nostalgic and ancient vibe.

I can’t believe the amount of dragonflies there, I saw at least twenty giant black and blue ones. I saw a turtle sunning himself on the way home, he was cute balancing on a rock with his feeties sticking straight out behind him!...OOOooo..I wanted to go and squeeze him.

People were getting sick because of the heat, but that’s becase most of them were stupid with all their alcohol drinking and no water!! how dumb…alcohol dehydrates you. I’d rather stick a fork in my eye then drink on a hot ass day.

The music was pretty good mostly, Outlawed was my favorite stage because of their wide selection of DJ’s and really great lighting (however, I wish they would have had lazers). Logan tried to start the Outlawed stage on fire!! I think he was trying to get ready for his pyro demonstration and knocked the bottle of flammable shit over and started a big fire on the ground, completely melting a new fan, blanket and plastic Tupperware tub.

At least no one died..

I spent most of my time with Logan walking around and chillin in the shade. Did some drugs, passed the fuck out in Jason’s tent and danced my ass off. Saw lots of fire spinning again, I LOVE fire spinning!!

Yea….so, that was the Cave!

Here is a picture with my favorite MN DJ, Ben Lime (DJ Lime) and Josh from DC Productions. Naughty picture…yes I know ;)



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