Sooooo this weekend I will not be at the bLA yard sale. (I know, I know–sorry, everyone. I will be contributing some items, so don’t despair!)
Instead, I will be here.
Lightning In A Bottle bills itself as a “three-day green music festival,” and it’s actually doing a stand-up job of sticking to the “green” thing–running all their festival power off bio-d and solar, buying
clean air credits renewable energy certificates to offset travel by the bands and performers, having filling stations for water instead of bottles for sale, etc.
But they also have some simply smashing musical acts, including but not limited to [full disclosure] my friends in The Mutaytor, who are best described as a totally awesome mindf**k with an amazing sonic assault (myspace) and hot dudes and chicks doing all sorts of amazing feats, many of them not on the ground.
More info after the jump. It’s possible to buy day passes and some of the performance troupes play both days, so you can pick a day if spending the whole weekend in an oak forest outside of Santa Barbara sounds insufferable to you.
I’ll be there–look for the short redhead in the stupidly tall platforms.
The whole shindig is put together by the super-hot people of Do LaB, who made those shade pods for Coachella this year (and tons of other things in and around SoCal & that one dry lakebed in Nevada, for several years running). They do good stuff.
Here’s a performance schedule.
It’s also family friendly (but you may wanna cover little Petey’s eyes if I’m in my full costumed glory). And the Ice Cream Man is gonna be there! I love that guy! I wrote a whole freekin’ story about him! But I can’t link to it! Cuz the LA Alternative website is down!
I’ll get on that.
Aaaannyhoo, they’re gonna have yoga, permaculture, taichi, art, bellydancing, composting and gobs more workshops. I’ll be spending my time at those when I’m not rocking out on the dance floor.
Oh–and of paramount importance: they will have Hot. Water. and. Showers. And. Bathrooms.
Thank the Lard for that one. The older I get, the less camping without a goddamn bathroom appeals to me in any way, shape or form.
expect a report-back & photos when I get back, kiddies!