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30 May 2011

Lightning in a Bottle music fest wraps up

Right about now, around 4 p.m. on Memorial Day Monday, weekend campers, artisans, musicians and hula hoopers are slowly dissembling camp and filing away into their cars or trucks, saying a satisfied and earthy goodbye to the 11th annual Lightning in a Bottle music and art/mind and body experience. To those free spirits who spend every September in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, Lightning in a Bottle may be Burning Man's southern California cousin. Spanning four days from Friday May 27 to Monday May 30, Lightning in a Bottle was held for the second straight year in luscious Oak Canyon Ranch, Irvine. This very green festival hosted an array of electronic musicians, craftsmen and artisans, fire dancers, hula hoopers, energy workers, yogis and anyone aspiring to lift their soul or expand their consciousness through music, dance and honoring Mother Earth by partying upon her - in a responsible fashion, of course.

Pretty Lights on the main stage cranking out beats for thousands.

This year, main acts included Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, the Lucient Dossier Experience, Baths, Paper Diamond and many more. Lights, spectacles and costumes were in no scarcity at this desert party. Mind and body workshops, chanting, yoga, meditation and eco-consciousness were all built into the theme of the party, too.

Watch this video and join us in our envy as we wish so desperately we could have been there and been so free. Unless, of course, you were there.

Who said spectacular electronic music hippie fests were dead? Started just over a decade ago by a small group of underground L.A. artists and eco-conscious individuals, Lightning in a Bottle has grown into a huge desert party that still upholds the ideals that started it.

Here's their website for all the info. Who's going next year?


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