If you are wishing you could attend the Northern Lights Music Festival -- I want to say this. Most likely -- you have something like this happening in your own area -- or not far from where you live.
There is a Shakespeare Festival every year in Winona, Minnesota. Iowa City has a kick-ass Writer's Workshop every summer. Sparta, Wisconsin puts on a Cranberry Festival.
Many colleges and universities ALL OVER THE COUNTRY put on summer programs for seniors, or have theater workshops for high school students.
Well, you get the idea. SUPPORT THESE EVENTS. Embrace the entertainment and hard work that went into planning these events. Attend the concerts -- bring your friends -- brag them up.
We will ALL BE THE BETTER FOR it...