Music Festival Tips from Jaesyun
Hello everyone! My name is Jason, or “jaesyun” as some of you know me as, and I’m happy to meet you all! Even if it’s over the internet. I live in New York City and I currently work in the startup world. My hobbies include volleyball and music festivals. I’m your typical gay Asian raver obsessed with Illenium and Gryffin. I love traveling and making new friends, so if you see me (after the pandemic) say hi!
What size underwear do you wear? And how do you keep your butt looking so sexy?
It depends on the brand and type! I’m a small for thongs and jockstraps, but my ass is too big to fit into small briefs so I have to wear a medium.
I’ve played volleyball since I was 10 years old, so that definitely helped my ass! Now I play less often but I lift more. Leg days are my favorite!
Nice! What is your booty workout?
Squats, box jumps, glute bridges, Stairmaster.
Fun Fact, I can box jump over 4ft 👀
What type of underwear do you wear when you’re playing sports and working out?
See... I don’t wear underwear when I work out...🤭🤭
What position are you in volleyball?
I played as a Libero through college and now I’m an Outside Hitter.
What position do you play in bed?
Bottom. But every once in a blue moon I’ve made other bottoms very happy as the occasional top 😂
What is the key to being a good top/bottom?
Don’t be selfish!
If you could create a line up for a music festival, what would it be?
Illenium, Gryffin, Seven Lions, Jason Ross, Slander, Excision, Rezz, Dillon Francis, Gesaffelstein, Griz, Martin Garrix, Odesza, Kygo, Kaskade, Madeon, Porter Robinson, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Cash Cash, Alan Walker, Chris Lake, Above and Beyond, Adventure Club, Alesso, ARMHMR, Avicii (RIP), Axwell /\ Ingrosso, CHVRCHES, Ekali, Don Diablo, Eric Prydz (HOLO), Garett Emory (LaserFace), Galantis, Jai Wolf, Said the Sky, Dabin, Louis The Child, NGHTMRE, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Zedd, Zhu.
Hahaha it’s a long list. I wouldn’t mind some pop girls on there like Lady Gaga. Chromatica and Artpop deserve the WORLD.
What is your best festival memory?
EDC Orlando 2019. It was the perfect ending to last year’s festival season. All my best friends were there and the lineup had almost everyone on my dream line up.
It was a completely drama-free weekend which almost never happens with a group of 35 gays.
35 drama fee gays? You’re lying! 😂😂
Nope! And a few ladies! We were all hugging and singing along to First Time by Seven Lions, Slander, and Dabin at the top of our lungs.
It was sweet and really emotional cause it was the last festival we knew we were all gonna be at until 2020. And now we might not see each other until next year. So that’s kinda sad.
It sounds like you're a pro at the festival scene. What kind of tips would you give first-time festival goers?
Don’t be afraid to talk to people. People in the EDM scene are so nice. Once I got lost and my phone didn’t have service (oh yea your phone won’t have service at festivals) and a group of straights basically adopted me and we had a blast for the entire night until I found my friends. I still keep up with them!
Also, DRINK WATER! It’s a marathon not a sprint. Enjoy the experience.
How did you celebrate Pride in previous years? How will you be celebrating Pride this year?
No special celebrations in the past! In college, I would party my life away, but when I moved to New York I had to work a lot during pride. I worked almost all of World Pride last year except for the last night (I went to see Kygo close out World Pride at the Javits Center). Part of my job is diversity and inclusion so I help with Pride events and try to engage the community in meaningful ways.
This year I’m working again, but mostly to help make an impact with the Black Lives Matter movement since so much of Pride is intersectional.
Can you explain to people why Black Lives Matter is so important to Pride?
LGBTQ people come in all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. We owe all of our rights today to the Stonewall riots started by trans and queer people of color who were mostly black. These same people are still disproportionately affected today by discrimination and a racist system. Additionally, putting aside our history, even if we didn’t owe everything we have today, including our ability to openly celebrate Pride, to these past black leaders, we as people of the LGBTQ community at MINIMUM should have empathy for a group of people being discriminated against for who they are. Black Lives Matter shouldn’t even be a debate. The bar is so low for some people, that it’s on the floor. How can anyone not care about the lives of other human beings who are being treated so terribly that they are being killed at an alarming rate by the government who is supposed to serve and protect everyone? I don’t want to take too much time on this because I am not Black and I don’t want to make this conversation about me. I want to amplify Black voices, not scream over them. Visit https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ to get more involved and educate yourself and those around you!
Do you have a final message?
Please be kind to the people around you! Keep an open mind. There are always things that you can do to better yourself and the world around you. Don’t be afraid to change your opinion on something when presented with new information. The person I was 4 years ago is not the person I am today. Be the best version of yourself!
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