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Hard News: Splore 2014: Everyone's Basically Family

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  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Mark Thomas,

    Very, very hippy. Drum circles, if you like that sort of thing. I'd hope they still have psy-trance.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Thomas, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Hmmm yeah I suspected so. I was sort of hoping it might be further down the hippie scale, a la Splore.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 317 posts Report Reply

  • lotech,

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    Kim Newalls VJ performance is always a highlight of Splore, he also created the Love Creatures art installation taking advantage of augmented reality and a smart phone app.
    Overall - an amazing festival which is a pleasure to produce for you all to experience. Lets all do it again soon.

    AKNZ • Since Dec 2006 • 23 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Mark Thomas,

    If you like Splore (and have huge amounts of spare cash and don't mind it being fsking hot) you may enjoy Burning Man. Or Kiwiburn, next year.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Ritchie, did you go to Kiwiburn this year? I heard good things about the new space.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Alan Perrott,

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    Yep. The new space is great - nice environment, no exogenous security hassles, co-operative local powers. It needs a bit of tweaking to separate camping from sound, and the river isn't deep enough to float the pirate ship, sadly. By all accounts the landowner enjoyed it and we have a five year resource consent to keep going.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    If you like Splore (and have huge amounts of spare cash and don’t mind it being fsking hot) you may enjoy Burning Man. Or Kiwiburn, next year.

    Splore’s really not that much like Burning Man though – there’s no “radical self-reliance” and there’s an appropriate level of commerce. Performers are paid, etc. At least you Kiwiburn organisers had the good sense to find a riverside site!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    I wish I could go to Kiwiburn again .... but sadly anything on grass in the middle of hayfever season is just out ... but still we're going back to that other burn again this year .....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2622 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    A great batch of Splore pictures on the Rip It Up website.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    five years? sweet, we're hoping to be back again in a year or two. and good to hear some of the rubbish that was creeping in at the last site has been dealt to.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • lotech,

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    Splore just posted this pic of the campsite at 6pm on Sunday, clearly we cracked it when it comes to both educating punters and managing what inevitable waste there was.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=701473796564698&set=a.210303132348436.57017.191108500934566&type=1&theater

    AKNZ • Since Dec 2006 • 23 posts Report Reply

  • lotech,

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    Meanwhile at Glastonbury (and from my experience - BW Campground @ R&V)

    AKNZ • Since Dec 2006 • 23 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to lotech,

    Splore just posted this pic of the campsite at 6pm on Sunday, clearly we cracked it when it comes to both educating punters and managing what inevitable waste there was.

    That's just bloody brilliant.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Thomas, in reply to lotech,

    That is seriously impressive. You guys should be proud

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 317 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Seun Shote’s fabulous collection of photographs of the people of Splore 2014.

    So many smiles.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    gorgeous

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

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