As we gear up for this summer’s travel the drive to Bonnaroo in Tennessee from Lightning in a Bottle in Southern California comes to mind. The ’77 GMC, Mark brought back to life made it all the way there with minor complications. We were very fortunate to meet a couple of angels aka experienced mechanics along the way. Mike Cowin was an awesome host in Palm Springs inviting us to chill poolside, relax and even let us take over his house to unpack, repack and do laundry. Most importantly he hooked us up with his desert angel mechanic Darren. We wouldn’t have made it without the love he put into the motorhome before we left.
Lots of desert, blue skies and open space along the route from Southern California to Tennessee. On Sunday, we stopped in Memphis for some local flavor at Interstate BBQ. Ask Mark about his favorite BBQ from the summer, he is becoming quite the connoisseur! Being Sunday we couldn’t find anywhere open to replace a part on our generator. By chance across the street from the BBQ place was Mr. Totten’s Repair Shop. Mr. Totten has been in business for over 40 years just happened to be in on Sunday working on his racecar. Mr. Totten stopped what he was doing, fixed the generator no problem and even took us site seeing around Memphis. We were pleasantly surprised all throughout the south by the constant southern hospitality and friendliness. Asking someone for directions meant they would show you where.
May 24th-28th, 2012
These past two weekends rocked being at the epicenter of this transformational festival movement happening around us. It is so inspiring and heightens our awareness being surrounded by so many creative, conscious people . The Do Lab and their crew continually exceed our expectations of what type of space should be created at a festival.
The plethora of live painting, art, and ear candy like EOTO, Shpongle, Lafa Taylor, Big Gigantic at their events is overwhelming. It was great to see Gary Stadler’s Nexicon Portal again. It was one of our favorite Burning Man installations last year. Check out Michael Heitebrake’s pieces he painted live and other pieces emerging from this outerdimensional party at http://www.doartfoundation.org/initiatives/community-outreach-programs/lightning-paintcan/
After chilling by the pool in Palm Springs we are now driving the 1977 time traveling GMC across the country to Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee. Come find us in Centeroo if you are there! See ya out and about!