10 Highlights From Sonic Bloom 2019
Another incredible year at Sonic Bloom has come and gone. Despite some storms, the weekend was still overall amazing vibes and amazing music. All the headliners sets blew us away and all the amazing visual artists who traveled to be a part of this event is always impressive. Here are our 10 highlights from Bloom 2019.
10. Lunar Fire
The Lunar Fire dance team ignited the Bloom stage during the Thursday opening ceremony. Lunar fire performed a number of choreographed dances to the musical styling of their house band. Styles of dance included aerial acrobatics, fire spinning, belly dancing, Brazilian Zouk, and traditional African.
9. Tao of Dance
The Tao of Dance workshop, taught by Seraiah, a holistical visionary focusing on health and fitness, returned for his third year guiding Bloom attendees through the elements of; Qigong, Ti Chi, Thai Fon Jeung, and Kung Fu. The workshops were guided using sacred music to keep you in the ebb and flow.
One of the most unique artists of the festival, Edamame encapsulated attendees with his “songs that help you float.” Edamame’s productions are chock full of organic sounding synths and personal field recordings of nature and the outdoors that brought the Meadow stage to live.
Opiuo, brought his extremely unique funkadelic bass heavy creations to the Bloom stage Friday night. His setup was an electronic drum kit with pads fully loaded to shower Bloomers with genre bending tunes both new and old.
6. Creek Chillin
Bloomers sought out the creek during midday for a quick dip to cool off and chill in their hammocks. Due to the late season snow, the creek had a steady stream of cool mountain water flowing all weekend. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
5. Slinky Josh
Denverites know Slinky Josh well, but for those new to the area they are in for a real treat. Josh posted up in the main entrance to the Hummingbird stage, and while some throw poi, Josh throws slinkies! Black lights hung above as Slinky Josh manipulated and danced with his plastic counterpart.
4. Complimentary Bar
Free drinks, mixers, and ice are all but what you will find at the “Complimentary Bar” just outside the Hummingbird stage. Bloomers learned quickly that only compliments, in the most literal sense, were the flavor of the weekend. Try the “hey, beautiful” we highly recommend it.
Gramatik, brought the funk back headlining the Bloom stage on Saturday night with two powerful openers; Yheti and Emancipator Ensemble. Gramatik was the most anticipated set of the weekend and definitely did not disappoint both with music and visuals.
2. Live Painters
The live painting gallery showcased works of several different types of artists from around the country using many mixed mediums. My personal favorite was Mr. Melty, a surrealist artist who combines landscapes and portraits with metaphysical and abstract concepts.
1. Frick Frack Black Jack
A no cash, no limits barter black jack game where the only items bet are the ones in your pockets. The dealer, Marvelous Marvin, invites you to beat him at his own game and just maybe you’ll leave with your shoelaces.
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