Same Same But Different Festival 2022

While mother nature tried pretty hard to rain on our parade, Same Same but Different carried on in its same unique magical way that simply makes it different. After a week-long heatwave in southern California, the weather seemed to break for the better at the start of Same Same But Different 2022 on Friday, September […]

Tips to help your trip at Same Same But Different 2022

It’s almost here! Time to bust out your camp gear and your party pants as we enter the single digit countdown to Same Same But Different Festival 2022! After experiencing four days of pure bliss in last year’s installment, I knew that this was a festival I never wanted to miss! Now that I have […]

Same Same But Different 2022 drops loaded Phase 2 lineup

Those in the southern California area are starting to be well aware of the inexplicable majesty that is Same Same But Different Festival… or perhaps you’ve taken a whirly-twirl with its sister fest, the Mustache Bash in the heart of San Diego. At both events, you’re welcomed with weird, overwhelmed by spectacle and overloaded with […]

Same Same But Different 2021: Day Two

After a frivolous Day One, everyone emerged out of their camping spots along Lake Perris for yet another crazy day of Same Same But Different Fest! I unfortunately was running a little late (with hopes to interview the boys of Capyac, who performed the night before), so when I arrived on the scene to set […]

Same Same But Different Fest 2021 brought the beach party

The third annual Same Same But Different Festival (SSBD) returned this September 9th through 12th in full force, representing all that is freedom and love in the hidden gem of Lake Perris, California. A beautiful, hot weekend perfectly complimented with a cool dip in Lake Perris was a combination made in heaven. Gleaming the best […]

The enigmatic Same Same But Different 2019 experience

Same Same But Different Festival, familiarly ‘SSBD’, kicked off their second year in flying forum on September 20th, 2019! Even before entering the gates, crowds were pulling up to the site and the energy that transcended down from the Lake Perris campgrounds was already unmatched. All of the parking attendants were jamming on ukuleles, drinking […]

Same Same But Different Fest returns for Year Two

The end of summer is a marvelous time for a weekend festival. Combine that with a serene camping getaway, the best in funky, fresh bands and a core group of friends to render yourself one of the greatest experiences. Same Same But Different Festival hit the sandy shores of Lake Perris last year: a secluded […]

Same Same But Different 2018: Day Two

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Same Same But Different 2018: Day One

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The strange, yet sophisticated Same Same But Different Festival

Rolling up to Riverside County on a bright Saturday morning in September is quite a beautiful drive. The summer heat had scorched the inland empire terrain and cooler temperatures lay just ahead – an ideal time for a weekend of camping. To be clear, the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd, 2018 still brought with […]

Get stoked for Same Same But Different Fest

There are two truths to music and arts festivals these days. One is that they break you away from the mundane when you really need it to be anyone you want to be for a solid 48-72 hours. The second is a little less uplifting and it's that fests – especially in southern California – […]