The following is raw data collected as part of a human behavioral analysis
study titled “The Blissful Idiot” project. This program is being conducted by an unnamed,
3rd party group in cooperation with the online publication, Lost in Sound. Below is the
real life account of a test subject discerningly chosen from a national pool of candidates.
Common characteristics among potential candidates included much higher than average
social conditioning, erratic attention spans, short-term memory issues and unpredictable
behavior. Side note: although appearing to be in remission, the subject has previously
taken on delusions of grandeur, claiming to have written for Glitter magazine as well as
telepathic communication with the partial fecal matter of hip-hop sensation Kanye West.
The goal of this ongoing social experiment is to thoroughly evaluate any positive and/or
long-term detrimental effects of said test subject’s prolonged exposure to an autonomous
“safe zone,” also conventionally referred to as a “music festival” or “festival.” Can a
seemingly mindless, ordinary American male, who has never attended a
“transformational” festival, move any closer to becoming a self-actualized human being
through contact in a temporary, highly charged environment that thrives on freedom,
imagination and authentic interaction?
In order to properly gather his observations, recollections and possible hallucinations, test
subject has been provided with a journal, digital audio recorder, camera and a writing
utensil. With that said, we do not endorse the accuracy or reliability of any statements,
opinions, assertions or other information disseminated in this journal. Herein lies a
completed entry that has been officially cleared for you, the public, to decipher and
consume at your own risk.
Yes, this is real.