Festivals


Some enlightening words by David Nickles, of the DMT-Nexus’ magazine – The Nexian: We can collectively dream of worlds that surpass our wildest individual imaginings and bring them into being year-after-year—and we do….






One of the performance highlights at Coachella this past weekend was 41-year-old rapper Tupac, who walked around the stage, bantered with Snoop Dogg, sung some oldies, and terrified many. Is this soon to become a creepy new standard, with death no longer a barrier to entertainers’ personal appearances and touring careers? What will be your hologram’s greatest accomplishments?


Anyone going this year? If not, ever been? If not … Andrew Averill writes on SF Gate: Many Burning Man festival participants climb a huge butterfly art structure to watch the sunrise…


RFID chips, a privately-funded police state, cult recruiters, and enough soma to make Indra tap out.  Is it just another music festival, or a dress rehearsal for dystopia?  From a rigger’s diary at RockStarMartyr.net: It took nearly 24…



The Village Voice delves into the dark side of the jam band scene, profiling the “Nitrous Mafia” — a criminal gang that sells nitrous oxide-filled balloons to concertgoers at summer music festivals….