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REVIEW // Lightning in a Bottle :: Day 3 :: Sunday, May 27th 2012


Be sure to check out our full Sunday photo gallery here —> 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, the only two words on my mind are “home stretch.”  That’s the nature of a vacation; the final day is always bittersweet.  Silverado … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW // Jesse Fleming :: Community Vibes, Burning Man, and Building the LiB Experience


One of the best aspects of Lightning in a Bottle: you never know who you’re going to bump into next.  The executive producer of the festival is sitting right there, you say?  A perfect opportunity to get to the bottom … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW :: Govinda :: Horace the Sun God, Mysticism, and Shaking your Ass

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Austin-based musical genie Govinda (Shane Madden) is a master of mystic flair.  It’s easy to look steezy when you’re sitting back in the most plush of dressing room tents with two beautiful dancers lounging around, but Shane had won us over … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW :: Big Gigantic :: LIB Blessings, Bubble Gum, and Leaving No Trace

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We knew Big Gigantic was going to own it at LIB, and we got plenty of satisfying “I told you so” moments after they blew the leaves off the trees at the Lightning Stage.  Their pictures would end up in SPIN … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW // Random Rab :: The Guzheng, Community Vibes, and The Conundrum of Human Existence

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We were blessed with the unexpected honor of chatting up Random Rab before his Sunday set at Lightning in a Bottle.  With a myriad of scented chakra-charging oils laid before us (the third chakra oil is for confidence and smells like … Continue reading

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REVIEW // Lightning in a Bottle :: Day 2 :: Saturday, May 26 2012

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10 a.m. on Saturday morning.  Only one festival day has passed but it feels like three.  Morning yoga started without me, and missing it has sadly become the most reliable milestone to keep track of the days.  I’d be most … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW // Dream Rockwell of Lucent Dossier Experience :: Realizing the Dream, The Lucent Temple of Consciousness, Alien Visitors and Group Prayer.

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If you want to get to the bottom of the LIB experience, Dream Rockwell is a fantastic person to get to know.  Not only is she a founding member of the Lucent Dossier Experience and The Do LaB as well, but … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW // Shena Turlington :: Sustainable Practices at Lightning in a Bottle

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It’s a sunny day on the festival grounds.  Birds are chirping, the wind is gently blowing from the lake.  But more importantly, a few days of festival action hasn’t ruined the natural feeling of Silverado Canyon: no smog from the … Continue reading

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FESTIVALS // Lightning In A Bottle :: Day 1 :: Friday, May 25th, 2012

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10:30 am on Friday morning.  I am honestly not surprised I slept through both morning yoga sessions.  Few feelings are worse than waking up after a long night in your jeans in a tent in a parking lot on a … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW // Apparat :: War & Peace, Melancholy and Bliss, and Hypnotizing Lightning in a Bottle

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Apparat played a sunset set on the first day of LIB, a perfect soundscape to lay straight back and watch the twilight clouds crawl by overhead.  Not more than an hour before, we had a chance to catch up with … Continue reading