Totally Golden: Sound Fest

What a better way to celebrate living in Golden than attending an age-old festival, enjoying the company of other locals, and having a wicked fun time at the same time?

That’s what the Golden Sound Festival delivered this weekend, a two-day festival featuring bands in a couple local pubs at night, and an all day fun-in-the-sun event at the ball diamonds.

Speaking of diamonds, local act Ricky Diamonds kicked off the festival on Friday evening, showing us just what a wild and fun ride the whole thing would be.

The Golden Sound Festival has been a staple in the community for many years, hosting summer and wintertime fests, bringing in great bands to dance and party to. It is worth it to get a weekend wristband. Then, you can pick what you want to see. Or do it all. The choice is yours.

One of the coolest parts about the Golden Sound Festival was meeting up with the people in the bands. They were everywhere. A lot of the time, when attending larger festivals, the artists retreat to their own area, but this was not the case in Golden this weekend. Everywhere I looked, we were bumping elbows with the people who had just performed.

This unique experience is something every person in Golden should check out. I couldn’t believe the variety of Goldenites I ran into all weekend. Everyone came out of the wood work to enjoy this raucous good time.

Alongside the locals, a few visitors travelled for the festival, and in some cases, stumbled upon it and decided to stay.

One of these people is a beautiful woman from California, who happened upon the festival, and has decided to take on her own adventure while she is in town. The other day, she came in to say hello, and let us know she was going whitewater rafting and paragliding. She was nervous and excited. You never know who you are going to run into in Golden.

So, even though this “Totally Golden” thing to do is over already, if you didn’t make it you can begin thinking about it for next year.

To suggest a “Totally Golden” activity, please e-mail Editor@thegoldenstar.net.

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