Phew! What a great evening that was! Amazing music. Wonderful vibes. Great weather. Lots of friends and family I haven’t seen in a while. Everyone looking beautiful – relaxed, happy, open, warm. David and I arrived about 6ish and the show was well under way. Sun streaming onto the site. Warm enough that it was a relief to go backstage into the shade. We started to do some of our interviewing – basically asking people how long they’d been coming to Music Fest, what brings them back, that kind of thing. I’ve posted three of these on YouTube. Search for #vimf or islandmusicfest and you should find them (and hopefully more: Music Fest is asking everyone who’s posting fotos, videos, blogs, tweets, Facebook, etc to include the #vimf tag, which makes it easier to find things in the jumble that is the internet). I’ve also started to add to my “body art” catalogue of fotos on Flickr. Again, just search for body_art or #vimf and these should show up. If I have time this weekend I’ll post the body art collection from last year’s event. It’s amazing what people will do their bodies (our bodies, as I’m one of them too, but no pics of my self-manipulation/mutilation – yet).
Lunch is served for volunteers between 11-1 so David and I are heading back to the site to get our belly’s filled (another of the great benefits of being a volunteer for this show). I’ll make sure to bring extra charged batteries for the camera (and I’m counting on David to have his cell fully charged so we can do some posting via the fone). Just a reminder to anyone who’s joining us in creating an online “presence” for this event: Please tag everything with #vimf – that means adding these 5 characters to every tweet, putting into the text of your posts to blogs or descriptions of fotos and videos if you don’t know how to add tags. If you’re already attending Music Fest, maybe we’ll be interviewing you? If you’re not able to attend, check out the schedule (interactive + muy cool) here. Maybe it’ll inspire you to visit us next year.
More later… hpm (also posted on www.bonvivantvancouverisland.blogspot.com)