Located South of L.A. and tucked between Anaheim and Irvine is a little place called Boogaloo.
This was my first Boogaloo, and I was told it was going to be a party. Friday night a wind storm blew in, and many people (including our camp :( ) lost their pop up tents. So now finding shade during the day was important to some, including us. During the night, the burner vibe came alive. There was dust, wind, lights, hoops, renegade stages, ect...
HERE is a great festival review from Wolfbear. Titled " More Fam, Less Jam"
One of the best things about Boogaloo is that it doesn't overwhelm you with FOMO. I felt, relaxing in camp, even reading a bit, like I wasn’t missing anything too critical.
This isn’t a bad thing in my book.
Other festivals, chock full of workshops, once-in-a-lifetime collaborations, and mind blowing art, they give you that feeling that you’re missing out on what could be a moment that alters the course of your life forever. If you’re sitting at camp, you might just end up the wrong person you were meant to become. How exhausting.
No, Boogaloo has dropped the Mountain Jam from its name. And in its place, it’s finding the moniker of an “Art Car Festival” to be quite effective. Gone was the dirty grit from these dung beetles. The new aesthetic is art deco and LEDs.
The day time vibes are full of shaded hangouts, warm weather urging you to dress as minimally as possible. Come sundown, the Burner feel is in full effect.
In fact, the dress code could be defined as “Burning Man Casual.” This isn’t the overdone and over-manicured look of a night at A-Bun-Dance. No one seemed all that focused on looking like they were getting ready for the Festival Golden Globes. Plenty of jeans and t-shirts to go around.
Also, take a listen to a soundscape he put together - A collection of moments and sounds from Boogaloo 2017