Red Echo

July 27, 2014

Floodland 2014 happens next weekend.

I’ve been trying to keep it small and focused, and these sorts of events have a way of getting out of control if you announce them too broadly. But we’re nearly down to the wire, this has been one of my major free-time activities for the last couple of months, and I’m really excited, so it’s time to spill.

We have art, music, shade, performance, cushy lounging, and awesome people. We’re going to go spend a long weekend in the sagebrush and make a beautiful temporary village there.

There will be a big “center camp” area for low-key lounging, workshops, craft projects, and socializing. We’ll have a big custom propane bonfire set up nearby – not that it gets very cold at night out in Eastern Washington during the summer, but a fire is still an important social center. And we’ll have some art projects, LED sculptures and the like.

A bit further away, we’ll have another big shade, covering a sound system and a DJ booth, with fabric and lights and some really impressive LED matrix displays…

It’s going to be a really fun weekend. With a little luck and a lot of hard work, this will become a new yearly event, akin to a “regional burn“. But this year will be special; it’s full of wide open possibility, and nobody really knows what to expect.


  1. So proud of you my heart has gone up a size.

    Comment by Foxtongue — July 28, 2014 @ 11:57 pm

  2. Hi Mars,
    This sounds very very cool. Would love to see photos, especially the LED matrix stuff. If you would, could you please email me or give me a call when you get a chance (it can be after this fest!) so that we can catch up on that art project we worked on. I need some urgent help whenever you get a chance.


    Comment by Hunter Cross — July 29, 2014 @ 11:00 am