As the holidays come to a close, we know you’re starting to think of the joys summer may bring. And while there is no shortage of fantastic events stateside, we thought you may like a look into some world-class psychedelic parties across the globe. Yoga by day – psytrance by night. You may meet with a counsel of mysterious elves, or be blasted into space by Aztec disco shamans. You will certainly see plenty of visionary art and find yourself meandering through an otherworldly market of magical goods. Pack your bags; it’s time to go for a trip! Rainbow Serpent Photo By Francesco Vincenzi Where? – Near Melbourne, Australia When? – January 23rd-26th How Much? Tickets – $320+fees Airfare – $1725 Why? Are your PNW bones aching for sun? Can’t wait till summer? Then get your ass south of the equator! The first of two fantastic festivals in Australia, Rainbow Serpent, has been making waves for years. Though it is often hailed as the Burning Man of Australia, we think that hardly paints the right picture. This rave brings acts from all over the world to partake in a ritual of dance, communion, and freedom in all its forms on native aboriginal land. The proceedings strongly incorporate the first peoples of the land, with opening and closing ceremonies performed by aboriginal tribes themselves. Average Attendance – 15,000 Prev1 of 5Next Josh Smythe Josh fell in love with Trance at USC’s Resolution 2012. It’s all been downhill from there as the obsession has grown to a full time hobby in seeking out interesting music across the dance music spectrum and attending crazy parties across the globe.