If someone asked, what was the most enthralling experience of my life, it would have to be my first time at the Magnetic Fields music festival. I won’t call myself a music expert, but I appreciate art and it is the universal truth, there is nothing more artistic and soulful than a deep musical piece. At Magnetic Fields, there are many such musical pieces that move your mind, body and soul all the same. It’s a journey, literally because to get there you have to travel to Alsisar Mahal located in a small but magical town in Rajasthan.
We drove to Alsisar, and oh what a journey it was. You’d think that four hours of travel would take a toll on your energy levels but with the right companions a journey can be endless, and your enthusiasm will remain top notch. Let’s elaborate on the right companions, though, shall we? Well, I was travelling with my best friend, and a complete stranger, making it the perfect mix of securing familiarity and intriguing unfamiliarity. To add to that we were carrying a plethora fried food (yum!), some fruits (a person’s gotta stay healthy) and, of course, my favourite blend, Golfer’s Shot whiskey. Here’s the thing about Golfer’s Shot, it’s the smoothest whiskey I’ve tried in its price range and anybody that tastes it will admit that it is the best in its class. Our journey got better because of the food and the whiskey and the excitement levels were off the charts. The stranger didn’t feel like a stranger after two pegs. We were singing, yelling, popping out of the sunroof, basically, having what you would call an old fashioned blast with no interference from our smartphones and other gadgets that were forced to stay off.
Won’t lie, we were exhausted by the time we reached the venue but the dessert set up and the Alsisar Mahal were breathtaking. If you’re too scared of venturing into a desert but want to live like a Bedouin for the experience, the Magnetic Fields village is where you need to get a tent. The sand will excite and calm you down at the same time and the music filling up the air is cherry on the icing. It was music acts after music acts hard, deep, soulful and magnetic and for three days we were hypnotized by beats, food and whiskey. Don’t remember sleeping that much, but who would when they have so much to experience in a short span of three days?
We didn’t want it to end, and I for one had already made plans to live there forever. After all who wouldn’t want the gypsy life accompanied by music, friends and alcohol?
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