We’re loading up our domes and heading down to Indio, CA this week, along with the thousands of people attending this year’s Coachella Music Festival. DomeGuys International is providing geodesic domes for GenArt‘s special event during the festival.
GenArt is the leading arts and entertainment company dedicated to showcasing emerging fashion designers, filmmakers, musicians and visual artists. GenArt produces high profile events, ranging from a week-long film festival to massive star-studded fashion shows, live music performances, art exhibitions, multimedia events and much, much more.
There are always so many great events going on during Coachella, and in the surrounding areas. From the looks of it, GenArt is poised to throw a great party, complete with music, art, food, drinks, and DGI domes! DomeGuys is excited to be a part of this event, providing our Blackout Event dome, along with our Map-Print dome, both available from our In-Stock Deals.
Now I’m humming The Breeders, back from those early days of Lollapalooza…At the time, Lollapalooza was a new kind of festival. It promised a weekend of popular music that crossed genres, include experiential non-music features, and, in the early 90′s, brought the festival to towns across the nation. A touring festival was a new concept and proved to lose its viability. Now festivals rely on the participants to travel, and many festival-goers tour, hopping from one festival to the other following their favorite bands, or the eternal summer offered by the music festival experience. In many respects, it paved the way for the festival’s we recognize today, which for the West Coast include Bumpershoot, Sasquatch, High Sierra, Burning Man, and Coachella.
For many, Coachella Music Festival marks the kick-off of the Summer festival season. Though there are plenty of festivals that happen throughout the year, by the time Coachella is in full swing people are ready to hit the festival circuit, collecting their array of wristbands along the way.
And, I’m happy to report that this includes DomeGuys!
While the misty rain collects around us here in Southern Oregon, it’s easy to get lost reminiscing about warm summer nights spent dancing to our favorite bands (under the canopy of one of our domes, of course!). While Coachella may not be bringing back their Dome stage, it remains a highlight of many people’s experiences…and a hot topic on Coachella’s forum. It’s also one of the highlight’s for us here at DGI.
In 2010, we built a 36-foot blackout dome for EyezOnVegas. It was a particularly awesome venue because the blackout cover blocked out the hot desert sun, making it a great place for music throughout the day, complete with a light show and projections. Check out our time-lapse video of the construction:
Needless to say, this dome was an epic success. Since then, blackout domes have become increasingly popular on the playa, and DGI supplied at least two for the 2011 festival. A lot of domes last year went to private theme camps, who used 20 – 36 foot domes to provide needed camp shade, kitchens, and dressing areas. When constructed properly (as we always do), DGI domes are secure from even the most veracious dust storm, and with one of our event covers fitted to the frame, you can create a dust-free space in the midst of the playa. Imagine that!?!
So, while you prepare your theme camp registrations (due by April 26) and as you layout your camp designs, don’t forget to include a dome! Contact DomeGuys International to make your camp the best it can be with a geodesic dome! You may even find something to suit your needs in our In-Stock Deals…Check it out!
And now…courtesy of my reminiscing, I give you The Breeders…Summer is ready when you are!
With spring approaching, and summer right around the corner, festival season is already in mind. While your festival talent buyer searches for the hot new act, DomeGuys International is thinking of ways to make your favorite festival even better. Geodesic domes offer flexibility and customization for venue staging, workshop space, art galleries, VIP lounges, or shade structures. Let the experience and magic of a customized DomeGuys geodesic dome inspire your team, your artists, and your guests.
Save time and money with:
* Quicker set up and teardown
* Structural superiority
* Direct suspension of lighting & audio
* Natural acoustic properties
* Weather resistance
* Harmonic allure and aesthetic appeal
* Cross-promotional sponsorship programs
Domes provide an inspiring surface for video and lighting projections, adding unlimited aesthetic value without increasing your decor budget. Plus, the structural integrity of a geodesic dome allows lighting and audio suspension without excessive trussing.
The ease of assembly ensures your structure goes up smoothly, with limited equipment or construction needs. DomeGuys is happy to have our project manager work with your volunteer crew, if your festival is looking to cut back on set-up costs.
With years of experience in the festival industry, our DomeGuys International’s professional team will work with you on creating the personalized experience you want at your festival.
The Mother Earth News Fair is partnering with DomeGuys International!
The Mother Earth News Fair takes place June 4-5, 2011, at the Puyallup Fairgrounds outside of Seattle. We are ecstatic to announce DomeGuys International will be partnering with Mother Earth News to be a part of their Mother Earth News Fair! The Mother Earth News Fair website describes the fair as a “sustainable lifestyle event” with “dozens of practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops.” There will be information on “renewable energy, small-scale agriculture, gardening, green building, green transportation and natural health.”
The Mother Earth News Fair will also have organic beverages, a beer and wine garden and a silent auction. They will feature alternative energy vehicles and videos on logging and restorative forestry. Attendees are invited to participate in the Fair. They can “make home-baked bread in home-made ovens, swap seeds with local gardeners. You can also “experience small-space living and watch artists bring farm animals to life on the canvas.” The Fair has teamed with many local businesses to help attendees “save on great deals from dozens of regional and national vendors featuring sustainable lifestyle products and services, including books, tools, seeds, crafts, organic foods, clothes, solar gadgets and more!”
This year we are sending a 36′ Earth Print geodesic dome to the Mother Earth News Fair to act as the”welcome center.” All speaker, exhibitor and press registration will take place in our dome! This dome is no stranger to events. It has made appearances at the Go Green Expo in 2009, The Oregon Green Expo in 2010, and the Sensorium event in Washington D.C. last month!
We hope to see you and your family there! If you can’t make it, don’t worry. There will be a Mother Earth News Fair in Marin County, California and Seven Springs, Pennsylvania in September. If you happen to go the fair, be sure to take some pictures of our geodesic dome and send them our way!