BEYOND THE MUSIC
Just days away until you pack your tent in the car, pick up some friends, and drive off to the distant lands of Somerset, Wisconsin. You’ve spent countless hours listening to the poly-stylistic sounds of Umphrey’s McGee, subtly bobbing your head to the mellow side of Big Gigantic, and getting goose bumps from Pretty Lights’ monumental drops. But just what kind of audiovisual experience are you really getting yourself into this August weekend? Sure, the multicolor lights of the stage will blow your mind, but look away for a second and you will find yourself surrounded by a multitude of media that transforms you into a new world.
You may walk by a drum circle with entrancing dancers brought to you by the RAW/Face Foreward artist tent and end up doing inversions on a yoga mat while a beat boxer provides you with a hypnotic beat. Or you may find yourself standing in awe of a 50 foot graffiti wall being spray painted by the HomeGrown Minneapolis crew depicting the lights and music blaring in the background. What will you do if you encounter a group of jesters? Faeries? Pirates? Will you join them in their adventure or walk by without a second glance?
What if they ask you to join them in body paint experience of Jacob Alexander and Virtual Warrior Ink? Getting your face painted by harlequins may just get you on the screens of a documentary! And while you may quickly return to the front row of main stage for the next artist, all the installments, creatures, and interactive experiences will remain just a step away.
Live Graffiti wall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3vili5O3js
Live body painting by Jacob Alexander: http://www.zanderthezillionaire.biz/
Live dancers (SIM): http://www.facebook.com/SIMGoGos
Live dancers (Syndicate): http://www.facebook.com/SyndicateGoGos
Photography (Greg Nash): http://www.facebook.com/NashMedia