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RotationSlimWang
07-16-2008, 01:35 PM
I'm gonna be out of town for this so I won't be attending, but perhaps some of you other glowstick monkeys (or "art festival" fans as some of us like to claim) would want to attend.

GLOW

You're Invited

We invite you to join us for the first-ever U.S. premier of an exciting dusk-til-dawn art festival called "Glow". On Saturday, July 19th, Glow will transform the Santa Monica Pier, Beach, and Palisades Park into a mesmerizing, enchanting and thrilling all-night (7pm-7am) multi-media art experience.

Local, national and international artists have created compelling interactive sights and sound experiences specially designed for this unique setting; be prepared to see the Santa Monica Pier area through the eyes and minds of an artist!

Starbucks Presence

Starbucks is proud to support Glow by having two areas where our espresso cart & beverage van will sell espresso/brewed coffee/iced tea with all proceeds going to the Santa Monica Arts Foundation. Our new Summer 2 beverage, Sorbetto, will also be sampled. To add to the experience, we will have a Starbucks "lounge" area with soft seating and KCRW DJs!

Glow is entirely free to the public. Plan a picnic dinner on the beach, come in your favorite "glow in the dark" fashion, organize a group of special friends to watch the sunrise…however you participate, we hope you will join us in sharing this adventurous and fun experience!

For more information on the festival, please visit: www.glowsantamonica.org.

humanoid
07-16-2008, 01:40 PM
Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling? that could be so much better!

Young blood
07-16-2008, 02:29 PM
This event is actually a cool idea. I would be for it if I lived in Southern California.

Blinken
07-16-2008, 02:31 PM
Hmmmm, I might to get some stuff from you before you leave town.

RotationSlimWang
07-16-2008, 02:33 PM
Yeah, I kinda wish I could go but more important things call me. There are several high-ranking executives/owners of production companies that will be in attendance with my friend who invited me too, balls.

RotationSlimWang
07-16-2008, 02:34 PM
Hmmmm, I might to get some stuff from you before you leave town.

I don't think there's going to be any before I leave, but I'll be back on Monday. Sorry. Unless my check comes tomorrow and I can get in touch with the guy and you can make a trip up to NoHo tomorrow night.

Young blood
07-16-2008, 02:34 PM
drugs are not more important.

get a job hippie.

RotationSlimWang
07-16-2008, 02:36 PM
Not drugs. Pussy.

Young blood
07-16-2008, 02:41 PM
Pussy will always be there. Job opportunities wont. Unless it involves more than one pussy.....that's a priority.

Young blood
07-16-2008, 02:41 PM
tang. poon.

are also fun words.

amyzzz
07-16-2008, 02:41 PM
I thought J was the p-word.

allyjoy
07-16-2008, 02:44 PM
Done deal... I'm going

Young blood
07-16-2008, 02:45 PM
Randy <3's me.

amyzzz
07-16-2008, 02:46 PM
because yer a p-word.

Young blood
07-16-2008, 02:50 PM
C ON YOUR T'S!

Wheres the beef?
07-16-2008, 02:51 PM
I'm gonna be out of town for this so I won't be attending, but perhaps some of you other glowstick monkeys (or "art festival" fans as some of us like to claim) would want to attend.

GLOW

You're Invited

We invite you to join us for the first-ever U.S. premier of an exciting dusk-til-dawn art festival called "Glow". On Saturday, July 19th, Glow will transform the Santa Monica Pier, Beach, and Palisades Park into a mesmerizing, enchanting and thrilling all-night (7pm-7am) multi-media art experience.

Local, national and international artists have created compelling interactive sights and sound experiences specially designed for this unique setting; be prepared to see the Santa Monica Pier area through the eyes and minds of an artist!

Starbucks Presence

Starbucks is proud to support Glow by having two areas where our espresso cart & beverage van will sell espresso/brewed coffee/iced tea with all proceeds going to the Santa Monica Arts Foundation. Our new Summer 2 beverage, Sorbetto, will also be sampled. To add to the experience, we will have a Starbucks "lounge" area with soft seating and KCRW DJs!

Glow is entirely free to the public. Plan a picnic dinner on the beach, come in your favorite "glow in the dark" fashion, organize a group of special friends to watch the sunrise…however you participate, we hope you will join us in sharing this adventurous and fun experience!

For more information on the festival, please visit: www.glowsantamonica.org.


Sounds fun.

Young blood
07-16-2008, 02:52 PM
Your mom sounds fun.

dammit amy.

amyzzz
07-16-2008, 02:53 PM
C ON YOUR T'S!
YES !

Beef Jerky
07-16-2008, 07:03 PM
I'm so there! I was just about to make a thread about it.

PineapplePete
07-16-2008, 07:14 PM
its freeeeeeeeeee

Beef Jerky
07-16-2008, 07:16 PM
I wanted to go to HARD this weekend but I remembered I was broke. Good thing this is happening on the same night :D

anti-square
07-16-2008, 07:57 PM
I would go for the pirate lullabies.

feather
07-16-2008, 08:02 PM
I'm going!

Beef Jerky
07-16-2008, 08:17 PM
I haven't been to the pier since they got the new ferris wheel

Backwater
07-16-2008, 08:37 PM
I'm going to this for sure. I haven't rolled in over a year. This looks like a good time to.

Beef Jerky
07-16-2008, 08:45 PM
I'm going to this for sure. I haven't rolled in over a year. This looks like a good time to.

Aaaah it would be sooo epic!!

Backwater
07-16-2008, 08:52 PM
Supposing I do find some e, can anyone recommend any good DJ's there that would be good to see while I'm peaking?

feather
07-16-2008, 08:54 PM
I love how it is so long...I am sleeping on the beach and pitching my giraffe tent.

Beef Jerky
07-16-2008, 08:56 PM
I would just sit by the beach and look at the ocean while I'm peaking. How the moon light reflects on the ocean wave is like an epic lightshow!

chairmenmeow47
07-17-2008, 09:30 AM
I would just sit by the beach and look at the ocean while I'm peaking.

did that in cancuun and it was beautiful. we found a quiet spot on the beach at night by ourselves, set-up a boom-box and swung glowsticks on strings. fun times :)

Blinken
07-17-2008, 09:37 AM
Have they ever doen this before? If so did anyone go last year?

algunz
07-17-2008, 09:43 AM
This sounds great. I'd go, but I have a wedding to go to.







Btw, I FUCKING hate Starbucks. I love that all their shops are closing down.

instinct
07-17-2008, 12:37 PM
I'll be here for sure.

instinct
07-17-2008, 12:38 PM
Have they ever doen this before? If so did anyone go last year?

This is the first year.. Hopefully the first of MANY.

amyzzz
07-17-2008, 12:40 PM
Goddamn, this makes me wish I lived near LA.

Beef Jerky
07-17-2008, 04:45 PM
Have they ever doen this before? If so did anyone go last year?

"GLOW is the ONLY event to have ever received permission to use the historic Santa Monica Pier and beach as an all-night venue and more than 25,000 people are expected to attend."

Young blood
07-17-2008, 04:46 PM
do they serve fries?

feather
07-17-2008, 04:50 PM
"GLOW is the ONLY event to have ever received permission to use the historic Santa Monica Pier and beach as an all-night venue and more than 25,000 people are expected to attend."

I am beyond stoked. A lot of amazing weed/glow/tents will make this night amazing. I hope to meet some of you guys!

Beef Jerky
07-17-2008, 04:51 PM
do they serve fries?

I'm sure they do.
omg enough with the fries dude, I don't even crave them anymore.

Blinken
07-17-2008, 04:53 PM
I am beyond stoked. A lot of amazing weed/glow/tents will make this night amazing. I hope to meet some of you guys!

Me and Allyson will keep our eyes out for the girafe

feather
07-17-2008, 04:55 PM
Me and Allyson will keep our eyes out for the girafee


Ofcourse! And we will look for you too...It's a long night!

Beef Jerky
07-17-2008, 05:00 PM
Look for me too!!

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/lucia-art/blog%20stuff/waldo.jpg

Blinken
07-17-2008, 05:01 PM
That was too easy

Young blood
07-17-2008, 05:01 PM
I'm sure they do.
omg enough with the fries dude, I don't even crave them anymore.
Its a hiaku for you.
I see french fries in ur wandering eyes.
I just made that up.

Lurker_in_a_tree
07-17-2008, 05:08 PM
White Rainbow is the only name I recognize playing there, and they are on at 2am in the Carousel building.

http://www.myspace.com/whiterainbowwhiterainbow

they are psychedelic. I like 'Mystic Prism'.

the room is billed as an 'ambient sound and projected image environment'.

I don't know any of these others:
7:45 PM Jessica Bronson
9:00 PM Unrecognizable Now
9:45 PM Matt Sheridan
11:30 PM Albert Ortega
12:15 AM Cal Crawford
2:00 AM White Rainbow
2:45 AM Carole Kim
5:00 AM Steve Roden


http://www.dublab.com/

feather
07-17-2008, 05:52 PM
This will be a relaxing night...

Blinken
07-17-2008, 05:54 PM
Are you rolling for this?

anti-square
07-17-2008, 06:04 PM
I will be in town to attend this. Should be fun.

feather
07-17-2008, 06:11 PM
Are you rolling for this?

Smoking/Drinking...unless someone slips me something....jk I want to save my roll for Nocturnal I guess.

anti-square
07-17-2008, 06:20 PM
Has it been that hard to come by or do you mean just not roll until Nocturnal?

Beef Jerky
07-17-2008, 06:25 PM
I want to eat some shroom.

feather
07-17-2008, 06:36 PM
Has it been that hard to come by or do you mean just not roll until Nocturnal?


No I could roll, but I choose to save it for specific events...and this would be lovely but not my personal choice.

shakermaker113
07-17-2008, 06:48 PM
dammit. another LA event. I live in the wrong city.

Wheres the beef?
07-17-2008, 07:00 PM
You live in the wrong city?

Blinken
07-17-2008, 07:03 PM
LOL Yeah San Jose blows

Backwater
07-17-2008, 07:11 PM
If anybody has any rolls, not only will I buy them off you, but I'll smoke you up with some dank Sensi Star and Trainwreck I got yesterday.

Barbara, the ninja
07-17-2008, 10:13 PM
Where will all the homeless people go?

anti-square
07-17-2008, 10:57 PM
A fungus among us.

instinct
07-18-2008, 03:01 AM
i'm so stoked for this.

feather
07-18-2008, 10:36 AM
If you guys see these tents, come and say hi!

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn209/featherforever/Coachella%2008/randz.jpg

allyjoy
07-18-2008, 11:02 AM
Hey F! PM me your number... I think a few of my friends outside of PAW are coming too.

feather
07-18-2008, 11:12 AM
PM sent Ally!

anti-square
07-18-2008, 02:25 PM
If you guys see these tents, come and say hi!

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn209/featherforever/Coachella%2008/randz.jpg

This is a cool idea. I'm thinking we should be fine with bringing a pillow and a few blankets.

meyouseek
07-19-2008, 01:36 PM
Hooray for liquid. The pier should be very interesting tonight.

http://www.speedysigns.com/images/osha/large/CAUTION049.gif

Lurker_in_a_tree
07-19-2008, 01:44 PM
oh indeed.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z295/fluxuate23/caution.jpg

instinct
07-19-2008, 01:47 PM
coachella meet-up?

Blinken
07-19-2008, 02:06 PM
Sure why not, if you see a fat guy in a brown Santa Cruz hoodie it would probably be me so just say hi.

instinct
07-19-2008, 04:11 PM
I'll be the one wearing a KCRW T-shirt, I'll be with the Asian Girl known as Beef Jerky.

instinct
07-19-2008, 04:18 PM
http://a226.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/10/l_e43fb927dca48b062c4508ef94078b19.jpg

feather
07-19-2008, 04:34 PM
Haha...I will look out for anyone I think I recognize. I also will be wearing blue fairy wings so that's a sign it's me.

whynotsmile99
07-19-2008, 04:35 PM
saw something on the news about this other day. wish i could go but going to a birthday party instead. it looked nuts. Crazy robot glow in the dark art pieces. hope its back next year

sbessiso
07-19-2008, 04:36 PM
oh my fucking god......Starbucks????

AHHHHHHHHHHHH

diediediediedie

feather
07-19-2008, 04:41 PM
Starbucks rules the world Salah....and YOU work for them. Tisk Tisk.

meyouseek
07-19-2008, 04:48 PM
I'll be playing "that guy" this evening. Say hi or don't.

http://images.retecool.com/uploads/HayoBeckman-Daft-Punk-Alive-2007.jpg

Backwater
07-19-2008, 05:48 PM
Is anyone else as excited about this as I am? It starts in a little over an hour!
If you see a young Irish guy with a Grateful Dead shirt in a group with a few Latino guys and Asian girls then say hi. We'll smoke some dank with you.

sbessiso
07-19-2008, 05:52 PM
Starbucks rules the world Salah....and YOU work for them. Tisk Tisk.

I've been meaning to ask you Feather, do you ever go to Starbucks?

schoolofruckus
07-20-2008, 01:12 AM
My 1,001 word review of "Glow":

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b126/schoolofruckus/FAIL.jpg

tessalasset
07-20-2008, 03:43 AM
It was pretty non-epic. I had been talking this up for weeks and I'm kind of embarrassed. Almost everyone I talked to had the same general consensus. "Is this it?" I was planning on being there the entire night but ended up leaving at like 3. And to top it off, Gabe, my car got broken in to and my stereo and bluetooth were stolen. Tonight was just REALLY not my night.

Backwater
07-20-2008, 03:52 AM
Almost everyone I talked to had the same general consensus. "Is this it?" I was planning on being there the entire night but ended up leaving at like 3.

That's exactly what I did. It seemed like just about everyone in LA was there and for what? There wasn't much to look at or listen to. I did find some good acid though.

tessalasset
07-20-2008, 03:56 AM
yeah... sucked. sorry gabe. sorry everyone else who i convinced to come down there.

ivankay
07-20-2008, 04:03 AM
i had a fantastic time wandering around the mass amount of humanity going on there. A little seven levels of hell going on at points, but excellent for picture taking.

i had to go back to base to recharge. i'm going back for the sunrise.

One of the bonus parts of the night was sitting at the end of the pier with Tessa and Gabe.

Barbara, the ninja
07-20-2008, 04:14 AM
It took forever to go through traffic and find parking. I got in at around 10 and I was ready to leave at 11. We stayed and danced at the one stage we found. The art was nifty but I'm not gonna lie, I couldn't see the meaning behind the pieces.

It felt like there was an extraordinary amount of douchebags. Well, more than usual.

We went into this one room called Skyglow. There's a projector that projects the streets of LA on the ceiling and you lay down on the carpet and watch. We waited an hour to get in and it was worth the wait of maybe 20 minutes. Just sayin'.

But I think it's a nice first try for Santa Monica. I wonder if they made any money from tonight. I'm sure it'll be better next year.

tessalasset
07-20-2008, 04:21 AM
Mike I did have a great time with you down there as well. I think if I was surrounded by more people with your attitude I probably would have had a better time overall. Sorry we got lost. I wasnt in the right state of mind then. ;)

Barbara, I'm so glad to hear that about the skyglow thing, cause that is the one thing I really wanted to see and I would have been so pissed if I had to wait in line an hour just to get in. I do not regret leaving early now.

Barbara, the ninja
07-20-2008, 04:29 AM
Barbara, I'm so glad to hear that about the skyglow thing, cause that is the one thing I really wanted to see and I would have been so pissed if I had to wait in line an hour just to get in. I do not regret leaving early now.

The people inside were really fucking loud and obnoxious too. The noise definitely made the room lamer than it was. I wanted to play the librarian and shush people :)

tessalasset
07-20-2008, 04:32 AM
Yeah everyone was obnoxiously drunk loud on the beach, too. I wish they had all just taken E instead and silently rolled.

ivankay
07-20-2008, 04:37 AM
http://buzznet-08.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users16/renegademartian/default/IMG_5808--large-msg-121655373979.jpg

i took sooo many pictures. Here's a quickie before i go back for the sunrise at the Ferris Wheel for the orchestra.

tessalasset
07-20-2008, 04:49 AM
I cant wait to see your completely fucked up ones. Don't post that one of me, either. That was shit.

ivankay
07-20-2008, 07:19 AM
I cant wait to see your completely fucked up ones. Don't post that one of me, either. That was shit.

whatever. i like it. The 5:30 Ferris Wheel Orchestra was cancelled. Bummer. Bunch of hippies on the beach with a big ass tarp making entertainment with some folks playing instruments at the lip of the tide rolling in as the sun rise was covered by the clouds for a nice blue was nice. Very Fellini.

http://buzznet-57.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users16/renegademartian/default/IMG_6213--large-msg-121656422572.jpg

http://buzznet-41.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users16/renegademartian/default/IMG_6222--large-msg-121656444775.jpg

http://buzznet-20.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users16/renegademartian/default/IMG_6244--large-msg-121656510771.jpg

http://buzznet-52.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users16/renegademartian/default/IMG_6263--large-msg-121656511068.jpg

http://buzznet-24.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users16/renegademartian/default/IMG_6291--large-msg-121656511367.jpg

http://buzznet-58.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users16/renegademartian/default/IMG_6294--large-msg-121656511661.jpg

http://buzznet-42.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users16/renegademartian/default/IMG_6314_Hotdog_and_Donuts--large-msg-12165659646.jpg

fatbastard
07-20-2008, 10:40 AM
I fell asleep reading Starbucks' 10K report. Had no intention of going to the pier. I was going to get up around 4 and watch the sun come up at the park. Never worked out. Sounds like a regular Saturday night at the pier multiplied.

Lurker_in_a_tree
07-20-2008, 01:21 PM
well that was a whole lot of nothing.

Donaldj
07-20-2008, 01:24 PM
A few of us from the party all weekend group made it out and had a blast. Granted we didn't spend much time actually checking out the displays. Instead we just used it as an excuse to all hang out and stay up all night on the beach which is a bit of a novelty into itself. It would be nice if one public beach was allowed to stay open all night during the summer months. I can understand not wanting to deal with keeping all beaches open for a myriad of reasons but being able to pass out in a sleeping bag and wake up on the beach with the sun rising is a pretty neat experience.

tessalasset
07-20-2008, 01:26 PM
God I'm so glad I didn't stick around for the orchestra.

feather
07-20-2008, 03:45 PM
WHAT an amazing night. I can understand why certain people wanted to leave early, but staying on the beach until 5:30am was beautiful. I loved the crazy alien/fish installations under the pier, that was a treat while tripping on the walk back to the car. Also, who could forget the Marshmallow bouncy house, where our PAW group spent most of the night. In our minds there was a huge seive, slowly draining away the normal people who were too tired/restless, leaving the freaks to parade the beach with light shows and tribal beats. I wish there would have been more music playing out on the sand!!! I have never seen so many colors in my life and it was "The Lost Boys" meets Pinocchio’s madhouse. WHEW!

P.S. I love the pictures. To think we all probably crossed paths at some point...

schoolofruckus
07-20-2008, 04:41 PM
Tessa, first and foremost, you do NOT owe me an apology under any circumstances. I was only going on a tirade about how shitty it was because A. I thought it was funny and B. I thought everyone was more or less in the same boat as me (or at least, in boats heading the same direction as mine). I don't care that it sucked. It was an overhyped event whose aim we (possibly) grossly misunderstood. But it wasn't significantly worse than any other night on the beach.

And as for your car, Jesus Christ......talk about the WORST fucking night for that to happen.

Hate Glow. <3

instinct
07-20-2008, 04:56 PM
I thought it was a lot of fun.. The art installations weren't as good as I thought they would be.. I didn't get the time to check out most installations. It also sucked that the music stopped early.. I never got a chance to go up and dance.. despite all of that, I thought it was dope everyone was drinking in public and the cops did not seem to give a shit, as long as everyone was safe. I loved all the little circles that people created playing their own music or whatever. Everyone loved my laser pen, it got me a lot of attention too. I don't really have anything to complain about, It was free, vibe was good (at least to me)... everyone partying in the beach all night.

I just hope next year the art exhibits and music can run past two.. It seemed like a lot of them shut down waaaaay before then.


p.s. damn so many haters on this board.

leo01g
07-20-2008, 05:25 PM
It seems like I missed out, my day was so screwed up yesterday.

feather
07-20-2008, 05:28 PM
Seriously, FREE works for ME.


I've been meaning to ask you Feather, do you ever go to Starbucks?


...and no. I tend to support the private owned local coffee shops in the area, A) They have a better quality bean, and B) The atmosphere is unique and more my style. Also the coffee at my work is the shit and I swear by it!

feather
07-20-2008, 05:29 PM
Leo you should have gone. This would have been right up your alley...it was definitely my EDC continued.

leo01g
07-20-2008, 06:19 PM
seriously people why are you complaining? Feather you tripped for this? Ahhh man. This sounded so fun

M Sparks
07-20-2008, 06:33 PM
Is this anything like Light Up Atlanta?

feather
07-20-2008, 08:28 PM
seriously people why are you complaining? Feather you tripped for this? Ahhh man. This sounded so fun

Not in my original scheme of plans, but yes! It was so worth it the things I saw last night, well it would make an interesting story.

sbessiso
07-20-2008, 08:31 PM
you can never go wrong with tripping on the beach, add some great friends and killer art/light displays, and you're in heaven, just tripping here on ocean drive/miami beach is oodles of noodles of fun, and all we have are these really neat and colorful art deco buildings that are kinda awesome at night

leo01g
07-20-2008, 09:05 PM
Not in my original scheme of plans, but yes! It was so worth it the things I saw last night, well it would make an interesting story.

thats cool you guys had fun!

schoolofruckus
07-20-2008, 09:10 PM
you can never go wrong with tripping on the beach, add some great friends and killer art/light displays, and you're in heaven, just tripping here on ocean drive/miami beach is oodles of noodles of fun, and all we have are these really neat and colorful art deco buildings that are kinda awesome at night

Please! Add some killer art/light displays! That would have been just what the doctor ordered. Unfortunately, the ad wizards (and I mean that with some measure of begrudging respect) behind Glow: SaMo were too busy convincing everyone that there would be all sorts of visual stimulation to actually ensure that any arrived.


I thought it was a lot of fun.. The art installations weren't as good as I thought they would be.. I didn't get the time to check out most installations. It also sucked that the music stopped early.. I never got a chance to go up and dance.. despite all of that, I thought it was dope everyone was drinking in public and the cops did not seem to give a shit, as long as everyone was safe. I loved all the little circles that people created playing their own music or whatever. Everyone loved my laser pen, it got me a lot of attention too. I don't really have anything to complain about, It was free, vibe was good (at least to me)... everyone partying in the beach all night.

I just hope next year the art exhibits and music can run past two.. It seemed like a lot of them shut down waaaaay before then.


p.s. damn so many haters on this board.

The fact that so many things shut down around 2 - when they were advertised on the schedule to run until 7 - tells you everything you need to know.

And how much self-respect do you have to lack to actually use the word "hater" in the year 2008?

instinct
07-20-2008, 09:37 PM
Please! Add some killer art/light displays! That would have been just what the doctor ordered. Unfortunately, the ad wizards (and I mean that with some measure of begrudging respect) behind Glow: SaMo were too busy convincing everyone that there would be all sorts of visual stimulation to actually ensure that any arrived.



The fact that so many things shut down around 2 - when they were advertised on the schedule to run until 7 - tells you everything you need to know.

And how much self-respect do you have to lack to actually use the word "hater" in the year 2008?

H8R.

Beef Jerky
07-20-2008, 11:08 PM
Geez, was it that bad..really? I enjoyed it very much and I was sober too.

http://a238.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/19/l_7c8f40195b2a79bb31708e8185f568d5.jpg

tessalasset
07-20-2008, 11:47 PM
It didn't warrant being a 12 hour event. I got there around 8:45 and they were still setting a ton of stuff up. I don't know if the closing-everything-down-at-2am thing was planned or if it was just a product of poor planning, but they really should have just advertised it as fun stuff to do til 2, then sit out on the beach for four more hours and wait for the sun to rise.

Also, yes, if you were tripping or rolling, the night would have been a WHOLE lot different/better.

Boourns
07-20-2008, 11:58 PM
Glowsticks glow longer than this event, apparently.

PineapplePete
07-21-2008, 02:25 AM
ba dom, psh

HEADSTRUCK
07-21-2008, 11:51 AM
Also, yes, if you were tripping or rolling, the night would have been a WHOLE lot different/better.

i was not on any drugs and i had a great time.......

Blinken
07-21-2008, 11:54 AM
Yeah but you were surrounded by people on drugs.

HEADSTRUCK
07-21-2008, 12:00 PM
Yeah but you were surrounded by people on drugs.

true...it was weird being the one person not on drugs

allyjoy
07-21-2008, 01:30 PM
miranda wasn't on drugs either...

HEADSTRUCK
07-21-2008, 01:32 PM
miranda wasn't on drugs either...

thats right, so 2 out of how many? LOL....next time u guys wont be so lucky

instinct
07-21-2008, 01:54 PM
I wasn't on drugs either.. We went with a group of like 10 people and no one of us were on drugs..

allyjoy
07-21-2008, 02:12 PM
I, personally, would have hated the event if I wasn't... way too many yuppies & drunks & shitty people in general. It was a lot of chaos and anger. My best friend went with some of her friends and HATED it. I'm not saying you had to be on drugs to enjoy it... I'm just saying it helped.

Hopeless Semantic
07-21-2008, 02:20 PM
The event probably would've been worth catching up with Mark, Ally, and Sophia in itself. Though it probably would've been not as fun seeing that I was sober on Saturday.

instinct
07-21-2008, 02:42 PM
I, personally, would have hated the event if I wasn't... way too many yuppies & drunks & shitty people in general. It was a lot of chaos and anger. My best friend went with some of her friends and HATED it. I'm not saying you had to be on drugs to enjoy it... I'm just saying it helped.

lol.. HATED it? A free all night party on the pier and beach? Actually HATED it?


Shit... Let me say it again.. HATERS.

I can't wait for next years.

tessalasset
07-21-2008, 03:02 PM
I think it bummed me out so much just because I had such high expectations for it and was looking forward to it for weeks, completely talking it up to everyone I ran into. It totally did not live up to those expectations and I found myself apologizing to bored friends who drove miles and miles out to see it. It was just an awkward night.

Young blood
07-21-2008, 03:05 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c193/mmmmdoughnuts/90a7da591a7c5742c55f76e9d4c5f434.jpg

BROKENDOLL
07-21-2008, 03:08 PM
I think it bummed me out so much just because I had such high expectations for it and was looking forward to it for weeks, completely talking it up to everyone I ran into. It totally did not live up to those expectations and I found myself apologizing to bored friends who drove miles and miles out to see it. It was just an awkward night. Awww, Tessa, "Real friends are those that when you've fucked up, know you haven't done a permanent job."

schoolofruckus
07-21-2008, 03:15 PM
lol.. HATED it? A free all night party on the pier and beach? Actually HATED it?


Shit... Let me say it again.. HATERS.

I can't wait for next years.

Dude, you seriously need to try some more social activities. Perhaps compared to the average night in Anaheim, this was an eye-opening, rollicking good time. But other than maybe a lax policy on open container laws....there was NOTHING about this "event" that you can't find on the Santa Monica pier 52 weekends a year.

I'm glad I didn't take anything for it, because it would have been a serious waste.

instinct
07-21-2008, 03:29 PM
Dude, you seriously need to try some more social activities. Perhaps compared to the average night in Anaheim, this was an eye-opening, rollicking good time. But other than maybe a lax policy on open container laws....there was NOTHING about this "event" that you can't find on the Santa Monica pier 52 weekends a year.

I'm glad I didn't take anything for it, because it would have been a serious waste.

That still doesn't explain why you would hate it..

I hate cleaning up vomit..
I hate it when my girlfriends get upset for no reason..
I hate it when people cut me off in traffic..

i really don't see how someone could "HATE" it.. Hate doesn't mean it was boring, or didn't live up to your expectations.. I thought the art exhibits were some what of a let down, but maybe some of you are just too old or too prude to enjoy a nice summer night at the beach.



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schoolofruckus
07-21-2008, 03:32 PM
Ohhhhh.....okay, now I get it. You're at that age where everything is awesome no matter what it is.

When you turn 6, you'll understand where I'm coming from.

schoolofruckus
07-21-2008, 03:33 PM
Also, you are the person who keeps bringing up hatred. I'm merely deeming it a failure.

Young blood
07-21-2008, 03:42 PM
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x116/LexiePie11/haterz.jpg

amyzzz
07-21-2008, 04:22 PM
I think Gabe is spoiled.

Beef Jerky
07-21-2008, 04:43 PM
Also, you are the person who keeps bringing up hatred. I'm merely deeming it a failure.

You sound like a grumpy old man.
Kind of like me on weekdays.

tessalasset
07-21-2008, 04:49 PM
You get spoiled 1) living in Los Angeles and 2) going to Coachella every year and seeing what is actually possible.

Beef Jerky
07-21-2008, 04:52 PM
It was sad seeing so much trash on the beach left by drunken DGAF people.

amyzzz
07-21-2008, 04:54 PM
You get spoiled 1) living in Los Angeles and 2) going to Coachella every year and seeing what is actually possible.
Yeah, that's what I meant. I probably would have enjoyed it since going to the beach in and of itself is a novelty for me. I can't really afford to drive to Santa Monica on the spur of the moment however.

instinct
07-21-2008, 05:40 PM
I think they should start serving this at Coachella.

http://www.warpedtoys.com/images/product_images/haterade.gif

schoolofruckus
07-21-2008, 05:49 PM
It was sad seeing so much trash on the beach left by drunken DGAF people.

Not to try to spin my displeasure into anything noble, but that was the other thing. The amount of waste that was obviously going to be left on the beach bothered me quite a bit. And considering how hard it was to find a trash can when I needed one......

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b126/schoolofruckus/GlowFAIL.jpg

instinct
07-21-2008, 05:52 PM
The bums the next morning were probably feeling like millionaires going through all those bottles and cans.

Backwater
07-21-2008, 07:36 PM
That still doesn't explain why you would hate it..

I hate cleaning up vomit..
I hate it when my girlfriends get upset for no reason..
I hate it when people cut me off in traffic..

i really don't see how someone could "HATE" it.. Hate doesn't mean it was boring, or didn't live up to your expectations.. I thought the art exhibits were some what of a let down, but maybe some of you are just too old or too prude to enjoy a nice summer night at the beach.



I think what schoolofruckus is trying to say he hates is false advertising. Being disappointed and complaining about a free event is just whining but when the promoters just out right lie to us, that's a whole different thing.

ShyGuy75
07-21-2008, 07:41 PM
Dude, you seriously need to try some more social activities. Perhaps compared to the average night in Anaheim, this was an eye-opening, rollicking good time. But other than maybe a lax policy on open container laws....there was NOTHING about this "event" that you can't find on the Santa Monica pier 52 weekends a year.

I'm glad I didn't take anything for it, because it would have been a serious waste.

Agreed. This thing was quite boring. If you need to have thousands of people sitting around you on the beach with basically nothing going on while you are hanging out with your friends, you may have some issues.

instinct
07-21-2008, 08:25 PM
I think what schoolofruckus is trying to say he hates is false advertising. Being disappointed and complaining about a free event is just whining but when the promoters just out right lie to us, that's a whole different thing.

OK. Good Point. So who lied? The city of Santa Monica??

Backwater
07-21-2008, 08:38 PM
Whoever put that information on the website. I guess it was the city. 7-7? There was nothing after 1 that isn't there the other 364 days of the year besides those fish lights under the pier. Several world class DJ's? I saw one guy the whole night, the white guy with short hair and the red shirt with white flowers on it. Did anyone see anyone else spinning? They had equipment set up in the carousel building but I never saw them use it.

feather
07-21-2008, 08:47 PM
This is true where were all the DJ's? My only complaint. I wanted to rave on the beach.

tessalasset
07-21-2008, 08:59 PM
So did Jimmy Tamborello even spin in the carousel? He was the only name I knew on the entire program and they scheduled him at 8:15 pm?

leo01g
07-21-2008, 09:02 PM
Its METH in a CAN! wOW tessa my friend showed me that clip and it was pretty funny.
Sry for the tangent

Backwater
07-21-2008, 09:05 PM
So did Jimmy Tamborello even spin in the carousel? He was the only name I knew on the entire program and they scheduled him at 8:15 pm?

I didn't see or hear anyone spinning in the carousel and I kept checking back at least once every hour.

Lurker_in_a_tree
07-21-2008, 09:10 PM
The Carousel was a fiasco. When I tried to get in there at 2am to see White Rainbow, there was a giant line wrapped around the building to get in because they were "at capacity".. and looking through the windows, there were maybe 30 people inside.
So we watched him from outside. He was OK.

feather
07-21-2008, 09:13 PM
At one point the police stopped allowing the people to cross over the pier entrance...forcing us to go down the bluffs and across the street traffic. Way to make it safer guys.

tessalasset
07-21-2008, 09:40 PM
HAH feather that's awesome.

HEADSTRUCK
07-22-2008, 08:14 AM
lol.. HATED it? A free all night party on the pier and beach? Actually HATED it?


Shit... Let me say it again.. HATERS.

I can't wait for next years.

no fucking shit!!!! Looks like it might just be me and you next year.

HEADSTRUCK
07-22-2008, 08:16 AM
I found myself apologizing to bored friends who drove miles and miles out to see it. It was just an awkward night.


Fuck i drove from riverside witch was like 75 miles and nobody had to tell me sorry....do you guys just not know how to enjoy yourself?

tessalasset
07-22-2008, 08:42 AM
Dude like we said, we were just expecting WAY WAY more. I'm still trying to figure out why after one hundred years, Santa Monica finally allowed its pier and beaches to be open all night for this of all things.

Yablonowitz
07-22-2008, 09:05 AM
Fuck i drove from riverside witch was like 75 miles and nobody had to tell me sorry....do you guys just not know how to enjoy yourself?

I copulated with several girls in public that night. I think those who had a good time are those who got to see that show.

ivankay
07-22-2008, 09:07 AM
I copulated with several girls in public that night. I think those who had a good time are those who got to see that show.

damn. Missed the best show of the night.

Yablonowitz
07-22-2008, 09:10 AM
damn. Missed the best show of the night.

What do you mean? I told you to take pictures! Are you telling me you failed?!

ivankay
07-22-2008, 09:12 AM
What do you mean? I told you to take pictures! Are you telling me you failed?!

with a capital "F". i'm sure it was even greater than my imagination sessions of such a grand thing. i hang my head in disappointment and shame.

BROKENDOLL
07-22-2008, 09:14 AM
"Yablo and His Glowstick?"

Yablonowitz
07-22-2008, 09:14 AM
Well - I'll be doing it every weekend night in Santa Monica for the rest of the summer. Come on down for the Yablonowitz Copulation Show (YCS). Tips are appreciated.

ivankay
07-22-2008, 09:15 AM
Well - I'll be doing it every weekend night in Santa Monica for the rest of the summer. Come on down for the Yablonowitz Copulation Show (YCS). Tips are appreciated.

Do the tips go in the back?

Yablonowitz
07-22-2008, 09:15 AM
Do the tips go in the back?

See...you don't always drop the ball when an opportunity arises. If you know what I mean.

ivankay
07-22-2008, 09:17 AM
See...you don't always drop the ball when an opportunity arises. If you know what I mean.

i do (purrrrrrrr, growlllllll)

Yablonowitz
07-22-2008, 09:18 AM
i do (purrrrrrrr, growlllllll)

You like redheads? Look at me...I'm ready.

Young blood
07-22-2008, 09:19 AM
hi. for those that didnt hear any djs at this piss poor event this seems like a great opportunity.

DUBLAB.COM “FUTURE ROOTS RADIO” AT REDCAT

The dublab.com “Tuesday Transmissions” will be vibrating live from the Lounge at REDCAT for three action-inspired weeks in a row. From Noon-8pm (Pacific Standard Time) on July 15, 22, & 29th the Labrats will offer highly-themed live broadcasts and hands-on creative action from within REDCAT’s experiment-friendly environment. These worldwide transmissions happen in conjunction with REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival and are sure to be flowing wide with fresh sounds.

TUNE IN!!! > the dubstream

TUESDAY 7/22

Noon-1:30pm : Jimmy Tamborello

1:30-5pm : Poobah posse > Ras G, Nobody, Kutmah, and Ganas

5-6:30pm: Lucky Dragons (live & dj set)

6:30-8pm: Cantaloupe

TUESDAY 7/29

Noon-1pm: Katie Byron

1-2pm: frosty

2-3pm: smgsap (live set)

3-7pm: My Hollow Drum collective > teebs, yuk, pLo., co.fee, swass(w.v.), kab, arti, and marcus

7-8pm: Nosajthing (live set)

(These times swim on Pacific Standard waves.)

If you’re in the neighborhood come kick-back with a cocktail and join the fun! For directions click HERE

(at the walt disney concert hall)

allyjoy
07-22-2008, 10:02 AM
lol.. HATED it? A free all night party on the pier and beach? Actually HATED it?


Shit... Let me say it again.. HATERS.

I can't wait for next years.

free all night party with people who wanted to party, absolutely grand idea... stupid yuppie parents with bratty kids and then bad drunks (not you, Mark) with the DJs shut down early... not such a positive situation. It had such great potential for awesome and it was more of a meh.

tessalasset
07-22-2008, 10:10 AM
hi. for those that didnt hear any djs at this piss poor event this seems like a great opportunity.



7-8pm: Nosajthing (live set)



ooooh i saw him years ago at a hangar in downtown la and loved his set. this was right as i was getting into electronic music. i've never forgotten his DJ name either. his real name is Jason and he just spelled it backwards.

Young blood
07-22-2008, 10:12 AM
ooooh i saw him years ago at a hangar in downtown la and loved his set. this was right as i was getting into electronic music. i've never forgotten his DJ name either. his real name is Jason and he just spelled it backwards.

He is so good, Ive seen him a couple times here in Colorado. Hes playin APW isnt he?

tessalasset
07-22-2008, 10:34 AM
awww is he? that's fucking awesome. he was just like a usc student or something back when i saw him. like some kid who just jumped on this bill of all these rock bands at an art show. i talked to him afterwards and he was super nice and really excited that i liked his stuff. he gave me his SN and we used to talk online a little bit. i think this was in 2004 or something.

Young blood
07-22-2008, 11:03 AM
Thats awesome. He is getting top billing at a lot of shows these days.

tessalasset
07-22-2008, 11:11 AM
HAH even KCRW is apologizing for Glow. (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=19230960&blogID=416891111)

HEADSTRUCK
07-22-2008, 01:40 PM
HAH even KCRW is apologizing for Glow. (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=19230960&blogID=416891111)

that looked more like them thanking people for coming out and saying it was much bigger then they thought 2 me.....

bmack86
07-22-2008, 02:07 PM
that looked more like them thanking people for coming out and saying it was much bigger then they thought 2 me.....

It did? When they kept saying things like "unfortunately" and "Much to our dismay," and the one thing that they can get from this is "Potential"?

Reading Comprehension much?

cansei de ser sexme
07-22-2008, 02:50 PM
It did? When they kept saying things like "unfortunately" and "Much to our dismay," and the one thing that they can get from this is "Potential"?

Reading Comprehension much?

i would say they were apologizing in the nicest way possible about the event. i guess it would be hard to pick up for some which is probably what they were intending anyways.

Wheres the beef?
07-22-2008, 04:23 PM
I don't know why some of you are down about this. It was free. They didn't really owe you that much. Sometimes you guys don't know how good you really got it. I wish there was something like GLOW going on where I live. There isn't anything even close (at least that I know of).

tessalasset
07-22-2008, 04:36 PM
YES. We are spoiled. I get it.

Backwater
07-22-2008, 05:44 PM
I don't know why some of you are down about this. It was free.

Gas sure as hell isn't free these days. Neither is parking. Time is also very valuable. Face it, GLOW was a waste.

feather
07-22-2008, 05:48 PM
BW where is that Long Beach Blues Festival I haven't heard about it...and it's probably close to me.

Backwater
07-22-2008, 06:10 PM
http://www.jazzandblues.org/events/lbbf/2008/microsite/

Chuck Berry and Dirty Dozen!

There's also a jazz festival

http://www.longbeachjazzfestival.com/LBJF2007/index.html

PineapplePete
07-22-2008, 06:26 PM
What would be awesome is a Do-Lab event at the beach.

anti-square
07-22-2008, 06:30 PM
It had been a while since I last used the Pacific Ocean as a toilet. It was nice.

Yablonowitz
07-22-2008, 06:58 PM
I don't know why some of you are down about this. It was free. They didn't really owe you that much. Sometimes you guys don't know how good you really got it. I wish there was something like GLOW going on where I live. There isn't anything even close (at least that I know of).

We would shoot anyone on site who participated in something this retarded in my town. You bunch of weird Southern California pussies.

feather
07-22-2008, 08:49 PM
http://www.jazzandblues.org/events/lbbf/2008/microsite/

Chuck Berry and Dirty Dozen!

There's also a jazz festival

http://www.longbeachjazzfestival.com/LBJF2007/index.html

Oooo looks like fun, and very close to my house. We have the jazz station located at my school and it plays all day on the loudspeaker. I love that. I love Long Beach.

instinct
07-23-2008, 03:29 AM
Gas sure as hell isn't free these days. Neither is parking. Time is also very valuable. Face it, GLOW was a waste.

I came with 4 other people, parking was free (i parked in a lot about 5 minutes away from the pier around midnight), I didn' have to work that night.. All in all I spent about $2 in gas.. I seriously still can't understand what you guys have to complain about.. whatever, I had a great time with my friends.

Beef Jerky
07-23-2008, 06:19 AM
I came with 4 other people, parking was free (i parked in a lot about 5 minutes away from the pier around midnight), I didn' have to work that night.. All in all I spent about $2 in gas.. I seriously still can't understand what you guys have to complain about.. whatever, I had a great time with my friends.

lol @ "I didn't have to work that night"

Trick Loves The Kids
07-23-2008, 07:33 PM
What would be awesome is a Do-Lab event at the beach.

Hahaaaaa I was on E at Glow so naturally I called my good friends and they were like "Holy F dude that sounds like the Do Lab" and I was like booyah.

The thing was okay. The big water screen was dope (UNTIL THEY TURNED IT OFF AT LIKE 1) and we stood in line to get into the thing where overhead views of LA were projected on the ceiling and that was cool too, but the whole thing felt a little disjointed. It needed a central area, which I guess the music thing was, but there wasn't really a focal point for the whole festival which would have been nice, although I don't know how that would have been done at the pier.

I enjoyed it but it wasn't great. The crowd was the best part, maybe, just hanging out with all these crazy people on the beach at 2am.

Backwater
07-23-2008, 07:38 PM
we stood in line to get into the thing where overhead views of LA were projected on the ceiling and that was cool too

I didn't see that. Where was it?

Trick Loves The Kids
07-23-2008, 07:41 PM
It was like a block up from the pier and two blocks over.

tessalasset
07-23-2008, 11:51 PM
in the old robinsons building in the mall

instinct
07-24-2008, 03:27 AM
lol @ "I didn't have to work that night"

hmmm.. i don't even remember putting that in there.. i think i meant to type something else.. it's not like i would have to usually work on saturday nights anyway.. weird.

Ardentbiscuit
07-24-2008, 03:46 AM
So in the newest print version of Metromix they have a short blurb about Glow, apparently the DJs didn't happen because a brawl broke out.

And for some reason a lot of the art installations never materialized.

It also talks about some other stuff related to the event.

It sheds a little bit of light on the subject.

fatbastard
07-24-2008, 06:09 AM
I went to see Strange Fruit (advertisement on the same page) last week at 7th and Fig. That was an interesting performance.

Trick Loves The Kids
07-24-2008, 05:21 PM
Yeah I swear I was at the ferris wheel at 11:30 when there was supposed to be a ferris wheel orchestra and nothing happened.

Blinken
07-24-2008, 05:23 PM
Hahaaaaa I was on E at Glow so naturally I called my good friends and they were like "Holy F dude that sounds like the Do Lab" and I was like booyah.

The thing was okay. The big water screen was dope (UNTIL THEY TURNED IT OFF AT LIKE 1) and we stood in line to get into the thing where overhead views of LA were projected on the ceiling and that was cool too, but the whole thing felt a little disjointed. It needed a central area, which I guess the music thing was, but there wasn't really a focal point for the whole festival which would have been nice, although I don't know how that would have been done at the pier.

I enjoyed it but it wasn't great. The crowd was the best part, maybe, just hanging out with all these crazy people on the beach at 2am.


They did turn the water back on around 4

anti-square
07-24-2008, 07:29 PM
Did anybody come across the jackass trying to sell cans of Bud on the beach for 5 bucks?

feather
07-24-2008, 08:37 PM
Whoever fell for that is a loser.

PlayaDelWes
09-23-2010, 09:29 AM
It's on. Again. (http://glowsantamonica.org/)


At first, the Glow was too bright, but adjustments are made (http://www.latimes.com/theguide/events-and-festivals/la-et-guidefeature23-20100923,0,4759947.story)
Santa Monica's first nocturnal beachside art party drew over-large crowds expecting something entirely different. Two years later, the city tries again, with an eye toward clarification.

When a Hollywood project flops, it doesn't usually get a sequel. But Santa Monica is not Hollywood. Case in point: Glow.

The biennial art festival launched with a one-night event in July 2008, which ended in disarray. The idea of Glow was to bathe the Santa Monica Pier and the surrounding beach with light from 20 radiant installations, a sort of California version of Nuit Blanche, the annual nocturnal art party staged in cities around the world.

But Glow's promises of all-night music sets and luminous art drew 10 times the expected crowd, with nearly a quarter-million people flooding Santa Monica Beach. The result was a boardwalk clogged with people, installations too intimate to be seen over the mobs and a sense of bitter disappointment. The music was shut off. The pier was closed down. A glow-stick exhibit was plundered by rowdy attendees.

"Last time it was more of a free-for-all in terms of the rules," says artist Hadrian Predock, who attended Glow in 2008 and is participating in the 2010 version. "Kids showed up on the beach expecting a rave and DJs instead of an art festival. It's being promoted a little more carefully this time, and the city in general is a lot more mobilized to deal with the possibility of large crowds."

After two years of reorganization, Glow is back, with the second event taking place in the area around the Santa Monica Pier from dusk Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday. This time, organizers say, they're better prepared.

"This event will be more focused on the art. I think that got lost in the crowds and the scale of the last event," says Jessica Cusick, cultural affairs manager for the city of Santa Monica. "And we have way more volunteers and increased private security. It won't feel like a police presence, but I think everyone will feel safe."

"What they've worked on is making art for that large a crowd," says Anne Bray, a participating artist and founding director of the new media arts organization Freewaves.

As an example, Bray and her team of artists and engineers are displaying "Intersection," a seven-story exhibit projected onto the wall of the Holiday Inn at Ocean and Colorado avenues. "Intersection" aims to be a meditation on words and semantics, featuring animated texts and wordplay such as "scared" and "sacred," accompanied by computer-generated visuals and live electronic music. Bray says that such a large-scale project can cater to a wandering crowd that is expected to be as many as 300,000 people strong.

Other Glow installations include an offering from Los Angeles-based art and tech collective Syyn Labs, which is transforming a trellis into a 100-foot-long DNA double helix, constructed from 512 computer-controlled LED-illuminated balls. Echo Park collective Machine Project is staging an ersatz campfire, around which sea chanteys will be sung. "La Bella Luna," conceived by artist Anne Herlihy, involves a karaoke tent in which each participant will sing about the moon — as a video feed of his or her face is projected on an orb above the tent, giving the crooner a lunar appearance.

Robert Chapin, Jessica Cail and Ian Forrest have collaborated on the exhibit "Muscle Beach Glow," featuring acrobats in glow-in-the-dark leotards swinging from outdoor gymnasium rings under black lights, all against a sonic backdrop of beach-themed music.

Other outdoor sights include a fabric canopy dotted with phosphorescent balloons, rigged by Joshua Howell and Aaron Zeligs. The artists describe the exhibit, meant to replicate a starry night, as a "respite amidst the intensity of Glow." Which brings up, well, the intensity of Glow.

Part of the challenge of this year's festival is adjusting public expectations. The city of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division issued a blunt caveat: "Glow is a nighttime art event.... It is not a rave."

Predock, with John Frane, his partner in a Santa Monica-based architect firm, is erecting "Luminous Passage," a glowing land bridge stretching from the boardwalk to the breaking waves. Its function is less about a trippy light show and more a visual commentary about the meeting of the metropolis and the open ocean.

Predock aspires to create a meditative, visceral engagement with his glowing bridge, leading the participant from the bustle of the city to "sitting and listening, hearing the waves, smelling the ocean."

But unlike 2008, don't expect to linger on the sand until sunrise. This year's festival shuts down at 3 a.m., partly because of funding.

"We're calling this the 'recession-era version' because we've chopped four hours out of it," muses Nathan Birnbaum, Santa Monica's cultural affairs supervisor. "When there's non-recession funding, we'll go back to the 12 hours."

Evidently, hopes for a third installment of Glow remain high.

shermanoaksyo
09-23-2010, 05:32 PM
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tessalasset
09-23-2010, 08:58 PM
I was planning on going again this year but I hurt my back and don't think I'm gonna make it.

DFrank
09-24-2010, 01:22 AM
So, there seems to be a "i had a great time!" or "i had the worst time" reviews for this. I didnt go for 2008, but if its free and I only drive half an hour for some glow art it seems like a good deal.

PlayaDelWes
09-24-2010, 06:39 AM
So, there seems to be a "i had a great time!" or "i had the worst time" reviews for this. I didnt go for 2008, but if its free and I only drive half an hour for some glow art it seems like a good deal.

I was more in the "I had a time" category two years ago. We showed up around 1am and driving on PCH was like one of those scenes from an Armageddon movie where there are tens of thousands of people on foot where they normally wouldn’t be. The pedestrian bridge over PCH was gridlock to the point mobs were scaling the cliff down to the beach, and crossing PCH. We parked pretty easily (luck), and headed into the sand, where we were underwhelmed by the art, but still had a fine time walking around the beach in the midst of 100,000 of your friendliest West-siders in the middle of a warm night.

chairmenmeow47
09-24-2010, 07:50 AM
I was planning on going again this year but I hurt my back and don't think I'm gonna make it.

awww, feel better. i had back problems earlier this year and it was horrible. did you injure it or is it just random pain?

tessalasset
09-25-2010, 05:11 PM
I think it's a combination of being overweight and horrible posture at my computer chair. It was pretty bad Monday, mellowed out a little by Tuesday morning and I got antsy and decided to go to a chiropractor. BAD DECISION. I walked seven blocks to his office that afternoon because I knew I couldn't sit in a car, and I don't know what he did, but I almost could not walk one step when he was finished with me. At one point I literally fell crying into his arms. It was messed up. But I've been laying horizontally on a stiff couch in our living room since Tuesday night and it's slowly getting better. I'm actually sitting at my computer for the first time this week, but only to check a couple things quickly. It was a shitty week. I missed Phoenix at Kimmel on Monday, the cast of Modern Family & Band of Horses at Kimmel on Tuesday, Cloud Cult at the Roxy on Wednesday, a girls night with some friends on Thursday, and now GLOW tonight. The first week in a long time I've had legit activities lined up and I can't go. I'm just thankful it's not Arcade Fire or LCD or Jonsi/Broken Social Scene week tho.

All my friends are going to GLOW tonight and posting about it on FB and it's making me bummed. We didn't have that great of a time two years ago, but I think now that they've all adequately lowered their expectations, it will be fun. I'll be lying on the couch trying to think of things to do. Woohoo!

ivankay
09-25-2010, 05:20 PM
Booooo. One of the things i was looking forward to with the possible walk over to Glow was running into you on the pier again. Sorry about your misery. Healing thoughts going to your back.

tessalasset
09-25-2010, 09:03 PM
Bummer,dude. That was fun. Can't wait to see your pics!

Daft Fro
09-26-2010, 12:03 PM
That. Was. Weak.

but still had fun, na'mean...

suprefan
09-26-2010, 12:24 PM
Pix of weakness?

tessalasset
09-26-2010, 05:56 PM
haha that's what my friends said too. are our expectations really just too high? why can't they make this cool?

ivankay
09-26-2010, 06:36 PM
It was less populated and that was good. There was less music and that was bad. The walk under the pier had no art to speak of other than the people who were "frozen". 2 years ago was much better with the electronic jelly fishes. Actually most of the art was better the first time around. Lines for food were loooong. More police presence. It was "nice". i couldn't get enthused to the point where i would have suggested to anyone to deal with the traffic to get there. my favorite thing of the night was the brass band on the carousel at 11pm. i made my way out after that.