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Are we getting a bigger, better Rock Fiesta this 2020 in Southern California?? That is the million-dollar question all of us Rock en Español fans are asking ourselves.
Rock Fiesta was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I’m willing to overlook the fact that they promised us a designated charging station for electronic devices and didn’t deliver, I’m willing to overlook the fact that they promised shower areas for the people that chose to camp out in the dirt for three days and they didn’t deliver, and I’m also willing to overlook the fact that they didn’t offer any Wi-Fi for the festival goers, even though that area was pretty much a cell signal black hole. All those things considered, and not mentioning the two or three bands that cancelled at the last-minute, I still honestly believe this festival is one of the best I’ve ever attended. And I’ve attended a few.
Two days of practically non-stop music combined with an awesome camping experience in what was pretty much the Arizona desert. No violence, no tragedies, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, friendly staff and security, 24hr police surveillance of the campsite, and a relaxed view on what medications (wink) were allowed in the festival grounds. You couldn’t really ask for a better experience from a festival in its first year.
If you go to the Rock Fiesta Facebook site linked here, you’ll see that the organizer has been very passionate about explaining what went wrong with the festival in 2016 and why we didn’t get a second edition of the festival in 2017. On Oct. 30th, 2017 we got great news on the site “NEWS TODAY: Rock Fiesta, ATLANTA Cinco de Mayo weekend 2018. Stay tuned!”, then silence. A month later, another post. This time the organizer explained to us why the festival was moving to Atlanta for 2018 ending with the statement “Whether you attend an ATL event or not, I need your spiritual force to make Rock Fiesta the weekend campout event you want. [Please] stay positive and all of our festival dreams will happen. It takes time, you are young... be patient. Muchas gracias mi amigos.”
It's now almost 2020 and, while we're getting hints that Rock Fiesta might be moving to Southern California, it might be safe to assume we got the one and only iteration of this little big festival back in 2016, though those of us loyal to the Rock Fiesta brand are still hopeful we'll see a second edition sometime in the near future.
Check out video from Rock Fiesta 2016 by clicking on the button below. Are you waiting for its return? leave your answer in the comments section of the video.