Is there a better place for a music festival than on a beach? It’s hard to beat warm sand, cool waves, fried food, and loud music. In the year 2000, some brilliant men and women got together and decided to combine all these things into the Hohaiyan Rock Festival (also known as the Hohaiyan Gongliao Rock Festival) 貢寮國際海洋音樂祭, located on Fulong Beach in New Taipei City. I visited the festival in 2012 and loved it, but couldn’t make it in 2013 because a typhoon delayed part of the festival and I was busy on the new date. Summer is inching closer, so I will see if I can make it again. Here are some pictures from my visit.