Take Me to Montauk: The Bonfire

[originally posted on the no names, aug 2015].

So, this trip was packed with quite a few firsts for me. For starters, I’d never been to Montauk before, but also, I got to experience my first bonfire! Before heading back to the city, we stopped at 7-11, grabbed a few supplies, and hit the beach at nightfall to light things up.

It almost felt like I was a kid at sleepaway camp. We got the fire going, made s’mores (another long overdue first for me), and serenaded the rest of the beach as we listened to our playlist for the evening. On the 1’s and 2’s was “DJ Dreamy Keemy” with a clever playlist of “campfire songs” that had us cracking up and singing along track after track. And by camp[fire] songs, I’m talking about any track you could think of that was flame-, heat-, burn-, or inferno-related. Check out the playlist below and you’ll get it, haha:

The Ultimate Bonfire Playlist
1. Burn x Usher
2. Hot Boy x Migos
3. Disco Inferno x 50 Cent
4. We Be Burnin’ x Sean Paul
5. Fireman x Lil’ Wayne
6. Hot Boyz x Missy Elliot
7. Let It Burn x Jazmine Sullivan
8. On Fire x Lloyd Banks
9. Burning Up x Faith Evans ft. Missy & Freeway
10. Light Your Ass on Fire x Busta Rhymes ft. Pharrell

No doubt about it, this was one of the best weekends I’ve had this summer (so far). There’s nothing like good company, good fun, and a change of scenery to give you a much-needed recharge. And now… back to reality. -JxR