Is Ever After the New Fyre Fest? Part 1

  Covid-19. Two years of uncertainty for concerts and music festivals every where. Ever After Music Festival included. When the 2020 event became uncertain, ticket holders looked to event organizers for answers. For a festival that had arguably already paid deposits to start securing artists, venues & more - it’s understandable that Ever After had decided to roll tickets over to the new date instead of giving refunds. Who would have thought at the time this would turn into a 3 year pandemic? But when the new date didn’t go ahead as scheduled, should Ever After have refunded tickets? Most...

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We're back!

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We are back and better than ever! Free the Spirit has hunkered down and made a few changes over the past few months, and we think you’ll be excited about them. Read on below to get all the updates! Update 1: We've updated our logo! Vibrant & fun, it represents our brand a little better than the old one - but we are the same great FTS you know & love! The old one just wasn’t working in terms of readability and honestly it seems we just outgrew it. But that’s a good thing! We worked on our branding a...

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First Rave Back! Guest Post by Shawn O'Connor

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I went to my first fully open show since the start of the pandemic on July 10th, 2021. I had attended a few small shows when bars had temporarily opened up where I live during the summer of 2020. As nice as it was to have live music during that time, having to sit at a table the entire time with only 5 other people and having any sort of dancing discouraged really messed with the vibe. Needless to say, the thought of returning to normal and attending a live event again was exciting.  The closest thing resembling a festival...

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Life without Festivals

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What a rough f*cking year.  Never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect the pandemic as a whole, or Ontario’s lockdowns to last this long. No matter where you’re from, I imagine you’ve felt the same to some degree.  If you’ve finally gotten a chance to return to a festival, YAAAYYY! I am so, so happy for you. (While also being slightly jealous.) It’s been strange to be without them or just concerts and events in general for so long! My heart goes out to the nightlife and hospitality industry - which I imagine will be forever changed because...

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11 Things I Keep in my Festival Backpack!

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Festivals – especially bigger ones like EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) and Electric Forest, can have very long hours. You want to make sure you’ll have everything you need before heading in – to keep you healthy & happy all rave long!

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