Rolling Stone is a rock amongst print publications. It’s also one of the few that I actually subscribe to. Comprehensive music industry coverage and no holds barred political reporting is a recipe that regularly sates my IQ appetite. Imagine my surprise when the newest issue arrived–and I found myself inside it.
Allow me to clarify. My actual name doesn’t appear in Rolling Stone’s pages per se, but stilters are mentioned within a blurb about LA’s Electric Daisy Carnival in the “Dance Takeover” mini-feature. The following is an excerpt:
“Last year, kids were freaking out and undressing in the field,’ says San Francisco superstar trance DJ Kaskade, who returns to headline the raucous fest — which expects to draw 100,000 fans a day with circus flourishes (fire twirlers, acrobats, stilt walkers), free carnival rides (merry-go-rounds, bumper cars) and 80 top DJs and electronic artists.”
Colorado-based Team Easy, of which I’m a hard-working member, just so happens to be heading out this week to be a part of said “circus flourishes” for the third year running. Thus, I will be one of a number of height-enhanced individuals present. Last summer we were joined by California-based Fire & Ice, Hollywood Klowns, The LA Clippers Cheerleaders, R.A.I.D. (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance), Stilt Circus and Zen Arts, among others. Also representing the 303 in the musical department will be Beatport-fueled Manufactured Superstars, Boulder’s Savoy and Firm Graphics’ own Fury, who brought the flyer’s digital flowers to virtual life.
If this all sounds vaguely déja vu, that’s because Denver’s version just went down recently at Saudi Aurora’s Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. Mother Nature didn’t exactly cooperate (props to Ishe for wrecking shop when she drove droves indoors), but that didn’t deter thousands of scantily-clad candy ravers from raging to their hearts’ content.