Even being the FAB! Festival virgin that I am, I have some hefty expectations of the coming events on September 22. I am aware that FAB expects these expectations and is supposedly prepared to deliver. As I see it, this shouldn’t be difficult due to FAB’s support and knowledge of dozens of well-respected and hugely talented art-makers and art-educators that occupy this great block (and neighborhood) of ours. Thus, the following is my personal list of what I look forward to and most importantly expect from you, the esteemed festival curators:
- Things to listen to, like good music. You have already announced Soh Daiko’s Taiko drummers and the cdza Orchestra (a new favorite of mine), which is impressive, but I know can’t be the end of your list. Therefore I anticipate an abundance of foot thumpin, heart pumpin’ sets and several dance parties to form throughout the day.
- Things to look at. Eye popping street art, groovin’ dance steps (on stage and off) from all disciplines, silk-screening workshops, an art scavenger hunt by art-pros from the New Museum and plenty of adorable (and environmentally conscious) doo-dads to fill my life with. No festival would be complete without them (please take note).
- Things to think about. Technically, this point could cover almost everything happening at your festival, but there are a few specifics I would like to point out. First, theater: there had better be a lot of great theater at the FAB! Festival, okay? I shouldn’t even need to bring this up. However, please be prepared with fantastic storytelling, arts-focused discussions and lectures, and radical poetry. I will also be expecting activities that teach me how to save the world, one step at a time, of course. As this is a goal that you should have in common with FAB and it’s various sustainability sponsors, I hope you will attend!
- Things to stuff your face with. Um, fancy frozen chocolate bananas on a stick (YES). Hot, spicy, fresh, tantalizing Mexican food. Crunchy Granola. Which is this and not this.
So, dear FAB, be warned. To say you have a lot cut out for you may be an understatement. Then again, maybe it’s not, because let’s face it, you represent everything that’s fun, educational and mind-expanding in these parts, and that can only lead to a festival that will perform as such.
Maybe to say I’m excited is an understatement. Yeah, pretty sure it is.
Love (your FAB! Festival Virgin),
Anything you’re exceptionally excited about? Need to share? Please, please! We’d love to hear.