I think we’ve all been here before:
You’re all packed and ready to head out the door; your hands are full and your head is swimming with excitement over your weekend vacation. With the trunk packed and some snacks in the passenger seat, you head out on your journey….only to be accompanied by everyone’s mom and dog because it’s 4pm on a Friday and you live in the heart of ‘insert-major-metropolitan-city-here‘. Traffic on city streets is a little slow but that’s okay for you, you can handle it. You start to merge onto the freeway and suddenly you’re engulfed into a parking lot of metal, exhaust and horrible moods. Oh, no!
I grew up in the Silicon Valley, and let me tell you – even with all those Freeways (101, 85, 87, 280, 80, 180, 680, 880….) we had some of the worst rush hour traffic I’ve ever been in. And then I moved to Los Angeles. If traffic in the bay is deplorable, traffic down here is like being in the second or third layer of hell – respectively. Good thing this potentially awful experience has an antidote: music. When I know I’ll be stuck in traffic, I get on my computer the night before with a purpose – if my car isn’t moving, I think my body should be. I’m one of those creatures who hates sitting still, so if I’m not tearing rubber having a one girl car rave seems like the next best logical choice. Before I left for San Diego, I had a feeling I’d be sitting in traffic for a long, long time. So, I scoured my iTunes library and made a kickass playlist with new and old favorites that I could belt out and dance to. Chances are, I was “that” girl in my car – that girl having too much fun considering the situation at hand. But when you compare that to the people that looked beyond miserable, I’ll take it – life might not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we may as well dance!
- Craig David – Hot Stuff (Chase & Status Remix)
- Kaskade ft Haley – Llove (Dada Life Radio Edit)
- Chromeo – Night by Night (Shreddie Mercury Remix)
- Michael Jackson – Speed Demon (NERO Remix)
- Deadmau5 – There Might Be Coffe
- Pryda – Shadows
- Flight Facilities ft. Grovesnor – With You
- DJ Fresh ft Dizzee Rascal – The Power
- Rusko – Everyday (Netsky Remix)