On Saturday October 13, I attended the first day of the Treasure Island Music Festival. For the last few years, I have photographed hundreds of musicians, at concerts and music festivals. This year I assumed I would photograph several more acts during the two day festival. Instead, I spent most of the festival with my friends at the Painted Wonderland tent.
I also remembered something about concerts. Concerts are fun. The Treasure Island Music Festival is a whole lot of fun.
The first few hours I felt out of place. Everyone was happy and I was sulking. I realized that I usually work concerts, and I had missed the point. Concerts are fun. Fortunately, some guy started blowing bubbles. Bubbles are fun. It is impossible to frown and see bubbles. There were a lot of bubbles.
At the Painted Wonderland tent, several talented artists created unique designs. The customers entered the tent happy and left happier. I would leave occasionally when I would hear a drum beat or see a pirate on stilts. The Samba Stilt Circus walked right behind our tent and I joined (with my camera, but not stilts. They are like a drum circle on stilts … and there was music. My favorites were from Oakland or from 1988.
Please leave comments for the various artists. You can compliment me for having fun, but I basically walked through a museum and took pictures. Give credit where it is due.