Skip to content

Lightning in a Bottle 2008: music notes

May 27, 2008

We set up under the oaks and by the river in Kids Camp on a sunny Thursday afternoon and wandered the camp a bit, dancing some here and there and catching an “undress” rehearsal by Lucent Dossier, looking forward to a weekend of dancing and art and learning a la Burning Man Festival.

And then on Friday it rained. From Friday 6am on and off until ….well, the whole event was a bit damp (and organizers and participants seemed unprepared).

FRIDAY: That said, the musical highlight for us was Friday night show by WEST INDIAN GIRL on the Bamboo Stage (even though because of the rain they started late, we missed most of it, and they had the set cut short). That is one talented band! Beautiful harmonies–we would have loved to have seen more musical groups like them at LIB, although we caught a good groove from Marques Wyatt on the Woogie Stage after West Indian Girl.

SATURDAY: A second musical highlight was the Saturday night performance by the YARD DOGS on the Bamboo Stage. Now they know how to put on a show! Lots of fun for the whole family although fortunately some of the jokes went over the 4 year olds head. We also loved the Stilt Circus show and appreciated the grooves of J Bogies Dubtronic Science which followed. Lucent Dossier’s show that night on the Treehouse Stage was cool but there was sooo many people there it was very claustrophobic and uncomfortable. The best part of the show for me was the preshow impromptu beat boxing by a group hanging out nearby; saw them on Sunday on the Bamboo Stage performing as Lynx (I think–there were no signs posted to let you know who was performing etc)

SUNDAY: A third musical highlight had to be by the March Forth Band from Portland which led several parades and performed Sunday night before and aft Cirque Bezerk where we enjoyed ringside seats and happily cheered on dancer Suze Q who led a children’s dance class earlier that day.

By Sunday night our feet were beat from dancing adn playing and walking and talking so we headed out about midnight, windows rolled down to hear Adam Freeland as we drove by on out way home…

UP NEXT: some notes about the art and from the workshops

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jason permalink
    May 27, 2008 10:32 pm

    too bad we couldn’t have hung out dagnabbit. i could have used some sanity/stability/workshop friends. i really wanted to do more workshops. being camped in the direct bassvortex between woogie and treehouse was a bit all-consuming. and then it seemed to be mass consumption from there on out. i can’t imagine trying to navigate an exit during sunday night madness.

    we did chipmunk and squirrel rescue on Saturday. the bass was just too much. they had evacuated all their holes in search of sanctuary.

    my art placement was a debauched failure, but there will be a revival in the future.

    recharged in interesting ways all around.

Trackbacks

  1. Summer Music Festivals & Lightning in a Bottle Santa Barbara « art predator

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Sonoran Images

Photography by Steven Kessel

SpitBucket

Diary of a Wine Student

Syrah Queen

Wine, Food & Travel Resource

The Paper Plane Journey

About my passion for wine and travel

Briscoe Bites

Booze, Baking, Big Bites and More!

Mythology Matters

Matters of Myth, and Why Myth Matters

Smith-Madrone News

Good Thoughts & Great Wine from Spring Mountain, Napa Valley

Classic China

because life in China moves so fast. it's important to try and get some of this down...

Fueled by Coffee

Lifestyle, food, parenting, DYI

Bottled Bliss

Day-colored wine, night-colored wine, wine with purple feet...

Do Bianchi

Negotiating the Epistemologic Implications of Oenophilia

deborahparkerwong

Global wine culture

Elizabeth Gabay MW

Wine, Food and History: from the Rhone to Piedmont

Budget Trek Kashmir

Family run Company Specialist Trekking in Jammu & Kashmir, North Indian Himalayas

Oldfield's Wanderings

Objects in blog are closer than they appear

Memorable Moments

Adventures & "Bucket" Lists That Keep Life Interesting

Vinos y Pasiones

Todo acerca de bodegas, vinos, gastronomía y enoturismo.

Best Tanzania Travel Guides

from Kilimanjaro to the Serengeti and beyond

LUCAS GILBERT

The Best Guide in Tanzania

Pull That Cork

Wine makes our life more fun.

Always Ravenous

Adventures in Food and Wine

Joy of Wine

"Wine cheereth God and man." -- Judges 9:13

Side Hustle Wino

If you're not having fun, you're not doing right.

Vineyard Son Alegre

Organic Wine And Olive Oil From Santanyí, Mallorca (Spain)

L.M. Archer

wordsmith | consumer, b2b + b2c

What's in that Bottle?

Better Living Through Better Wine!

ENOFYLZ

My humble wine blog

foodwineclick

When food and wine click!

The Flavor of Grace

Helene Kremer's The Flavor of Grace

The Swirling Dervish

Wine Stories, Food Pairings, and Life Adventures

ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

Living La Vida Vino!

Dracaena Wines

Our Wines + Your Moments = Great Memories

Drifting Through

Welcome to the inner workings of my mind

Sonya Huber

books, essays, etc.

THE GRAPE BELT

More People, More Wine

The Weekly Sift

making sense of the news one week at a time

poor mexican gone

Yesterday's stories shed light on the way forward

%d bloggers like this: