Another year, another Treefort. As this festival continues to expand, I am consistently reminded with just how special it truly is. 5 days, upwards of 200 artists, far too many comedians, a professional skate demo, and just enough IPA to satisfy any hipster you know, Treefort provides a scene for just about everyone. The incorporation of Alefort, Foodfort, Comedyfort, Filmfort, Foodfort, Hackfort, Yogafort, and Skatefort, Treefort creates an atmosphere that embodies every little ounce of Boise culture. When you ask outsiders about why they continue to come to Treefort, their responses usually consist of getting drawn in by the music and staying for the environment. By prioritizing the local music scene of the Northwest, while also working to engage big names like Mac Demarco and The Growlers, Treefort is subtlety generating a very captivating lineup that continues to bring new folks in every year. In a way, Treefort is organized much like SXSW. Every single person in attendance is not only connected by their love for music but by the culture as a whole. When this happens the idea of a festival evolves from a chaotic cluster of how many artists you can see preform, to a genuine experience of the environment you're in. When I looked back at these past 5 days, it became instantly apparent that this is exactly what Treefort is succeeding at. If you're looking for an authentic music festival experience that will fulfill that gaping hole in your heart after you drop $400 at Coachella, get your sorry ass over to Boise Idaho next March.