Someone once asked me to name the most amazing place I'd ever been to. A bioluminescent lagoon in Puerto Rico was my answer. During a trip to perform at EDC Puerto Rico, a few friends and I had the opportunity to kayak to a lagoon filled with bioluminescent plankton. Every time the water was disturbed, it would light up bright blue. We were in awe.
My thoughts are with Puerto Rico right now as it attempts to recover from the damage wrought by Hurricane Maria. Most of the island's residents are still without water or electricity, and it seems unclear how much the U.S. is going to help. Click below to learn more, including trustworthy avenues of contributing aid if you're able.
Got quality Mad Max-inspired costuming or props? Are you a Burner with a Mad Max-inspired art car? Would you consider renting something out for a Halloween event in Denver? If so, drop Citric Acid Arts a line at email@example.com.
Citric Acid Arts is now casting a drag queen for a cannabis vendor booth at Denver PrideFest Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18. Duties include interacting with booth visitors and posing for photographs. Interested individuals can email three to five images, as well as a YouTube or Vimeo link to a 1-2 minute video introduction - show us your personality - and hourly rates to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
Know someone who was born on 4/20? Wanna prank your stoner buddy or kin? Custom Singing Telegrams is 420-friendly. Send a singing Doctor, Nurse or even the Grim Reaper to check in on someone's catatonic stupor, or enlist a Cop to hilariously prank someone in the apex of their weed-induced paranoia. Commission personalized lyrics to take your musical surprise to the next level.
"Bad Boys" -- Inner Circle
“Because I Got High” – Afroman
“Dab City” – D-Loc
"Hits From the Bong" -- Cypress Hill
“Mary Jane” – Rick James
“One Toke Over the Line” – Brewer & Shipley
“Rocky Mountain High” – John Denver
“Smoke Two Joints” – Sublime
“Turning Japanese” – The Vapors
Have a tune in mind that's not on the list? Ask us about it - We learn new songs all the time:)
Call or email us today:)
Know someone who was born on St. Paddy's? Wanna embarrass someone just for the fun of it? Check out the Irish-ish singing telegram that Orange peel performed at Webroot a few years ago:)
SINGERS: Want to get paid to dress up in costumes and perform at offices, restaurants, hospitals and house parties? Custom Singing Telegrams is currently looking for talented, confident and versatile singers for its roster. Must be able to project without a microphone and have reliable transportation. Ability to play an instrument, rap and/or compose lyrics a plus. Interested candidates can submit a YouTube or Vimeo link of themselves performing a version of The Beatles' "Birthday" - a capella or with guitar or ukulele accompaniment preferred - along with another of themselves telling a joke to email@example.com with the subject "Singer Audition - Your Name." Overachievers are invited to include a clip of themselves rapping.
Every day feels like Halloween at Custom Singing Telegrams, but actual Halloween is creeping up on us and we're thrilled. Ever wanted to scare your boss or your co-workers? Carpe diem – Seize the day:) Here's how:
1) Conspire with 3 of your co-workers
2) Pitch $25 each
3) We'll send a Grim Reaper anywhere in Denver Metro:)
Don't wait for October 31 – Make our hotline bling today:)
Concept: Melissa Ivey
Costume: Nancy Pants
Location: Justin Moss
Image: Michael Hystead
California's Symbiosis Gathering has something going for it that few festivals do: a body of water. This year's installment transpires at the 2900-acre Woodward Reservoir just north of Oakdale. Whereas Burning Man has art cars, Symbiosis has art boats. And mermaids. Mermaids who perform mermaid burlesque or “mer'lesque,” regale the children of Symbiosis with ocean stories and even swim in the reservoir. Mike Gaines, ringmaster for San Francisco's Vau de Vire Society, is the man who contracts the scaly beauties.
Gaines spent a stint in Fort Collins once. “I moved to Fort Collins from Southern California, where I'd grown up. I was on my way to medical school but needed to live in Colorado for a year to qualify for in-state tuition. In that time, I started working in film, and became addicted to the art and process of live production. Then I found an old church and decided to forego med school and look into opening an school for film and dance.”
I was never a Deadhead. I never followed Jerry Garcia and company around the country in a VW Microbus. But I would consider following Wanderlust in Deadhead fashion (Volkswagen's new electric Microbus would be fitting transportation). The yoga lifestyle festival is the largest in the world, with incarnations in Vermont, California, Canada, Australia and Colorado. Wanderlust returns to to its current Colorado home-base in Aspen/Snowmass June 30 through July 3.
“Wanderlust is an opportunity to choose your own adventure and live it in a beautiful, natural location,” said Wanderlust co-founder Jeff Krasno. “We look forward to bringing people together to celebrate, exchange ideas and experience the good things in life.”
Citric Acid Arts is now casting a large variety of roaming performers for Bass Center 2016 July 29-30 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Denver. AcroYogis, balloon twisters, b-boys, clowns, costumed characters, dancers, flow artists, hoopers, jugglers, LED poi artists, parkour athletes and more, age 18 or older, are invited to submit. Selected performers will receive GA tickets to Bass Center 2016, along with special performer camping. To submit for consideration, please email your full legal name, Facebook handle (if different from legal name), age, performance experience, 3-5 costume/performance photos and 1-2 video links to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full legal name in the subject field, along with your home state (example: Sissy Henkshaw - NY). Patience while we evaluate submissions is appreciated. Deadline for submissions is Friday, July 15.
Water is your friend. Especially when you're dancing for hours on end in desert heat. But it's not uncommon for EDC attendees to neglect hydration amidst the deluge of sensory overload that is Electric Daisy Carnival. Fortunately, Laura Newton and her Ground Control minions have your back.
“We like to make it rain free water,” says Newton. “Last year, it was 114 degrees. They're in Vegas. I can't imagine they're eating healthy and staying sober in their hotels. They're partying beforehand. They're going to pool parties, and being in the sun dehydrates you. And then dancing for hours.”
Jack Cuneo isn't normally attracted to large crowds. But the Kindness Yoga teacher is making an exception for Yoga Rocks the Park.
“It’s always a magical time,” said Cuneo. “There’s just something about the experience of practicing and cultivating healthy habits alongside such a big and diverse group of people. I’m usually an introverted person, but I love it. To be honest, it gives me a little bit more faith in the world.”
Dede Flemming's party instincts were evident at a young age.
“My brothers and I would jump around on the furniture like madmen anytime Quiet Riot's 'Cum on Feel the Noize' would come on,” remembers the DoLab co-founder. “It was epic and our parents hated it.”
Bali is one of three countries author Elizabeth Gilbert visits in her popular travel memoir Eat Pray Love. Actress Julia Roberts portrays Gilbert in the film adaptation. News flash: The book is better (surprise, surprise). Still, the Balinese landscape shines (Location Oscar, anyone?). Lindsay Gonzalez first watched the movie version on her virgin flight to the breathtaking Indonesian province. She was equally entertained by what was happening offscreen.
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula isn't just for alcohol-fueled college kids. Less than 80 miles from Cancun, you can imbibe a fresh coconut and practice mermaid pose on a quiet beach. “A lot of people associate the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico with the big, touristy resorts of Cancun,” explains Kindness Yoga instructor Ginny Biddle. “Maya Tulum is intimate and quiet. It's located on a pristine stretch of Caribbean coast near the eco-friendly village of Tulum. Tulum's safe, has a great vibe and offers tons of yoga and healthy food. It's also near 1000 year-old Mayan ruins and the 1.3 million-acre Sian-Ka'an Nature Reserve.”
Touch is vital. Research by The University of Miami's Touch Research Institute indicates that actual/tangible human contact has myriad physical and emotional benefits for all age groups. In Institute studies, touch minimized pain, lowered blood glucose and improved both pulmonary and immune function. Sadly, many Americans are touch-deprived. Jen Cameron is not among them.
Are you interested in performing at music festivals? Boutique Denver talent agency Citric Acid Arts is currently expanding its festival performer database. We are on the hunt for acrobats, clowns, characters, contact jugglers, creature performers, dancers, fire artists, glow prop wizards, hoopnotists, stirrers and other energy curators. Interested candidates can send 2-3 images, a short performance bio or resume and performance video links to email@example.com. Please put "Festival Performer Submission" in the subject field.
Jack Cuneo doesn't technically remember his first time seeing “Star Wars.” “My earliest memories of 'Star Wars' are actually from an audio cassette of 'Episode IV: A New Hope,'” recalls Cuneo. “George Lucas donated the rights to NPR and they adapted the script for the radio. I played that cassette over and over every night as I fell asleep.”
Citric Acid Arts is casting zombie actors and makeup artists for a Denver event on Saturday, October 31. Makeup artists can email three to five images to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with ideal rates. Actors with killer costuming can email two to three images and a link to video(s) to email@example.com.
Citric Acid Arts is casting go-go dancers for a Halloween night event in Denver. Interested individuals can email two to five images and links to video to firstname.lastname@example.org.