Virtual Vacation is our version of a festival. It’s mock variety show meets real life concert meets an art party. It’s our way to take a break from reality. And we want you to come with us.
I’ll sum up the first Virtual Vacation with a series of phrases and let you put the puzzle together:
- Mr. Roger’s style gibberish
- R&B at an ice warehouse
- Zach in a silk robe
- Rappers in a neon maze
- Backyard storytelling
- Grassy knoll disco
Are you getting it? These things all happened during our first Virtual Vacation. And somehow, it made sense.
What is a Virtual Festival?
The Virtual Vacation series is our attempt to emulate the festival experience. You know, where one minute you’re dancing under a tent filled with endless lasers and the next you’re just chilling with friends in the grass.
To accomplish this, we made our virtual ventures a place where you can experience music, art, workshops and performances all at the same time while also participating as an audience member. The zoom room is a place where viewers and performers can be together all night. You can dance, chat, ask questions and compare notes on your favorite acts.
The companion box serves as a physical guide to immerse you even further. It’s the merch counter, meet & greet, bar, and food court all in one package. You don’t exactly know what you’re supposed to do with some of the supplies until the event is happening. And then, poof, it has a meaning. It’s the magical feeling of connection.
Virtual Vacation 01 Recap
Our fellow vacationers had plenty to say about their first time around. They took a chance with us as their guides and embraced the trip.
“We appreciate all the work guys. We need more representation for local artists, musicians, filmmakers, local businesses & non-profits!” Daniel Ayala
“That was an amazing, well thought out and produced Vacation. It was nice to tune out from the normal and enjoy art, music and the mini documentaries.” Todd Dubbeld
“This turned out really cool! I loved meeting and seeing everyone’s work.” Kimberly Grau
What can I expect from the next Virtual Vacation?
We want our vacations with you to continue. That’s why we’re hosting another event on Saturday, December 19th from 6-9pm CST.
This time we’re hitting the dance floor with performances by Uncommon People, NAMUH, Chido Machine and Henry Invisible. You can also try your hand at animation with a Ready, Set, Animate! workshop hosted by Ami Plasse.
Half way through you’ll be in awe of the flexibility of pole dancers Bendy Lyndi and Matthew Aldini. Writer Sasha DeVore and artist Chris Tobar Rodriguez will show you how they turned their passions into art careers. And to top it off, Madrone Mountain Coffee will give you a behind the beans look at where our custom vacation blend was made.