Every year thousands of young music fans go through the struggle of convincing their parents to let them go to their favorite festivals. However, it’s pretty rare for the festival itself to step in and help convince them for you. When hopeful festival attendee Brendan Kaplan decided he wanted to go to Electric Forest 2018, he didn't just try to talk his parents into letting him go, he took it to the next level and crafted a full PowerPoint presentation (below) to convince his parents of the festival’s safety, convenience, and cultural value. To make his argument, Brendan referenced the plentiful amenities, legendary headliners, and the well-known fact that Electric Forest is “unlike any other festival or concert on the planet”.
I've made a PowerPoint to convince my parents to let me go. What do you think? pic.twitter.com/7X1rg9nIQI
— Brendan Kaplan (@brendan_kaplan) January 11, 2018
When Electric Forest HQ caught wind of Brendan’s struggle, they decided to help him get to the Forest in any way they could. With the tight-knit community behind the Festival, Electric Forest decided to ask their "Forest Family" for some help to get Brendan to the festival.
— Electric Forest (@Electric_Forest) January 11, 2018
They then replied to Brendan and his mom on Twitter, generously offering Brendan a free GA Wristband and supplying an upgraded PowerPoint presentation of their own highlighting the diverse musical, artistic, and learning experiences that the Forest Family enjoy every year. It's incredible to see a Festival go out of their way to help out a potential new part of the Forest Family by legitimately convincing their parents they would benefit from the experience and give them free access. Be sure to check out the full presentation below.
The Electric Forest community quickly rallied behind Brendan offering their thoughts on how attending this unique festival changed their lives for the better. Within minutes, Brendan’s mom was convinced and Brendan found himself with an amazing experience to look forward to this summer.
Wow, I don’t know what to say…I can’t say no…so…yes, he can go! Thank you Electric Forest for your support!
— Mindy Kaplan (@symphonyinlace) January 19, 2018
— Brendan Kaplan (@brendan_kaplan) January 19, 2018
The Electric Forest community always looks out for each other, and that attitude starts with the team who runs the festival itself. If you’d like to join Brendan in the Forest Family this year you can grab your tickets here! Enjoy!
Official Electric Forest Powerpoint: