Was Woodstock Like This?

The physical and emotional release of dancing and singing — high-pitched, out-of-tune, and soaking wet — all day long at a festival concert was amazing.
ADHD College Blog | posted by Rebeka Covell

A few weeks ago, I discovered the perfect place for an ADHD person like me. It was loud, energetic, upbeat, and the focus shifted every 15 minutes. While these adjectives are often used to describe me, I use them to describe an all-day concert hosted by KISS 108, a local radio station.

My sister and I recently went to the annual KISS concert in Boston, an outdoor extravaganza featuring some of our favorite bands playing a few songs each for eight hours straight. When we arrived (almost on time), it was beyond crowded. We immediately jumped into the action, singing and dancing like crazy to Jesse McCartney, Maroon 5, New Kids on the Block, and my sister’s favorite, the Jonas Brothers, plus tons of other acts.

Halfway through the day, it started to pour. However, my adrenaline was pumping, and I was feeling great (I could finally act out how I always feel inside... like I’m ready to burst!) so I pulled on a poncho and danced and sang through the rain storm.

Eventually, the concert started to clear out as it got dark and cold. But there were so many things going on, and I couldn’t imagine missing one minute, or one song. Luckily for me, my non-ADHD sister didn’t get annoyed with my obnoxious singing and dancing... she kept up with me right until the end, until I crashed into bed at 1 a.m., never having felt more exhausted or satisfied in my life.

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