KTH is on a break and weather couldn’t be better. So the question now is where else can you enjoy an amazing variety of music performances, great food, incredible ambiance, and crazy outfits? Lollapalooza Stockholm!
Originated in the US, Lollapalooza is a 4-day music festival revived in 2003 that gathers artist from a wide variety of genres. Hip-hop, pop, electronic, rock, you name it, you’ll be dancing and singing to the beats from world-wide artists. Since 2010, this festival expanded outside the US and this summer hit the Scandinavian capital of Stockholm! Yes, this year was the first year this international festival set foot here in Sweden. Despite being a “small” capital city of little less than 1 million people, Stockholm not only is a technological and start-up hub, but attracts all types of events from all around the world.
Yes, that’s glitter on our beards and why not? Not only Sweden is the land of openness and equality ranking 3º globally in genre equality and 10º in LGBTQ+ rights in Europe, but diversity is well accepted in this country where everyone can be whoever they want and dress however they feel like; also, I was in this crazy festival where people where dressed as unicorns, there were feathers everywhere, and everyone was super friendly.
Maybe if you see her walking on the streets, you wouldn’t recognize this danish singer called Karen Aagaard, but if I tell you that I’m pretty sure that you have danced to her music, would you believe me? Well, maybe you have heard her singing “Lean On” ft Major Lazer! Yes, she was singing and dancing with the crowd! And something that I have to point out is, that everyone respected her space without attacking her or going crazy for a selfie with her (couldn’t imagine that happening in Mexico tho, we are a bit more fanatic hehe).
Stockholm, and Sweden as a whole is a paradise for those who seek adventure, nature, culture, and a high quality of life. Here you’ll find yourself immerse in a culture that will accept you as who you are and who will invite you to accept others as who they are; but forget not the rules implied within this society, you must respect your surroundings and you must respect one another. So, would you like to experience the Swedish state of mind? After-all not everything is sitting at the library here at KTH 😛