Fest-Heads Give “WTF” High Praise
“Icarus” poses in Spring Camp, surrounded on all sides by scenic bluffs. Having attended Human Nature (in Elsea, WA) and Where Life Begins (at Triangle Lake) prior to WTF, he notes, “At this one, the loving
Alina Buttars rests next to the White River. Off-limits to would-be swimmers for liability reasons, the river still provided a cool scenic component alongside the path from campgrounds to attractions. After going to Symbiosis, Photosynthesis, Lightnin
Palmer has brought his unique mohawk crosshatching to Lucidity, Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, Bounce, String Cheese Festival, and Cognitive Awakening, just to name a few.
“This is my favorite fest of the year so far!” he gushes.
A live painter finishes depicting the Mayan 2012 apocalypse, and wastes no time moving on to another image.
Jasmine Greenough strikes a bellydance pose beside the WTF wading pool, a wisely-installed concession to fest goers for the lack of river access. After testing the waters at High Sierra and Earthdance, she says of
Naomi Samara befriends a stuffed toy with a hand-carved Native American-style wooden face outside one of a smattering of shopping tents. While WTF is the Balinese visitor’s first festival, we heard from shopkeepers that
Luna LaBelle and Philip Maggi enjoy each other’s company in front of a “climbable megaflora” lily created by Chad Gaetz.
Between them, they’ve been to Burning Man, String Cheese Festival, and Oregon Country Fair. “
Patrick Thornton reclines on one of the bed-like platforms that surrounded the truck-mounted foldout vaudeville-style “LOL” stage.
Coming to WTF via Starscape (in Maryland) and Sasq
“John Boy” stages an impromptu sun salute in front of the massive white canopy of the Effin Stage. Set far back in a spacious field, it’s the venue with the most room for attendance to grow. After going to Lightning in a Bottle, Symb
Shade-seeker Samantha perches on one of the festival’s artfully installed benches. An attendee of Conscious Culture, Paradiso, and the Doe Bay Fest (in Washington’s San Juan Islands) she echoes others with praise of “the infrastructu
Adopting the “leave no trace” mantra from other festivals (most notably Burning Man), WTF makes a concerted effort to minimize littering and trash pileup. Fewer porta-johns with more frequent servicing also minimi