Last year, I went to TomorrowWorld solo and ended up celebrating my birthday with 160,000 new friends from all across the globe. TomorrowWorld, based in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, is smaller than its sister festival, Tomorrowland, but it has definitively lived up to the family reputation and contributed to the local economy with its visitors bringing in almost 94 million dollars to Georgia over the course of 3 days. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I had the good fortune of meeting a gentleman named Melvyn Tennant.
Mel, a retired teacher, moved to Jamaica in 2003 and found that his beach-front property comes with a little surprise. In the summer of 2004, he started noticing sets of large turtle tracks along his beach! After witnessing a few turtle hatchings and having to reprimand a grounds-keeper for digging up a turtle nest to steal the eggs, Mel ended up with a new job as a sea turtle conservationist. He’s played the role so well that the locals now fondly refer to him as the Turtle Man. Continue reading
I read my first Harry Potter book when I was about 8 and was immediately intrigued by this magical world that J.K. Rowling had created. After watching the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie in 2001, I remember thinking that if there are 7 years of Hogwarts then I would be 18 when the final movie comes out and there is no way that I’d still be interested in a children’s book by that time, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.
When the final Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ movie was released in 2011, I was 21 and I got all dressed up and went to the Jamaica premiere screening. By then I had read all the books cover to cover and watched the movies countless times. The Harry Potter series had a huge influence on my childhood and to this day, I still wonder where the owl that’s supposed to deliver my Hogwarts letter got lost.
Last Christmas I finally got tired of waiting on that bloody owl and took actions into my own hands! I booked a flight and ticket to Universal Orlando, the portkey into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Continue reading
It’s July and more importantly, it’s only 2 days until EDX!
For those of you who don’t know, Electronic Dance Xposed (EDX) is a rave that has been held in Kingston, Jamaica since 2013. The event has been a top quality production since inception and it came back with Borgeous gracing the stage the following year after winning the Ultra Black Tie Award for Best New Event of 2013.
While I was in Atlanta for TomorrowWorld last September, I remember getting a lot of questions about what the EDM scene is like in Jamaica and I had to explain that while EDM has exploded across the US over the last few years, Jamaica has been a bit slow in catching on to the craze. Each time that I had that conversation I always found myself taking about EDX and how they’re helping to pave the way for EDM on the island. As you can probably tell, I have high hopes for this event. Back in 2005, Tomorrowland started as a small one day event in Belgium and it is now one of the most notable music festivals in the world so who knows what EDX will become in a few years?
I can’t wait until Saturday to see what surprised EDX has in store this time. If you aren’t already excited then let me tell you why you should be!