What does it take to organise a festival with a team normally spread over five cities and currently over two continents?
You have to have a strong bond and a good mutual understanding. Without this, it would never work. As it goes, the large majority of us have lived and grown together for the last ten years. We all met at university and have been hanging out and getting Ridiculous ever since. As a result, we understand each others strengths and weaknesses and support each other both personally and professionally. It is a rare treat to be able to work with such a large group of friends in this way.
My favourite moment of the weekend is watching the paint fight unfold. Personally, a lot of time and energy goes into in and seeing it all play out smoothly is the reward. Furthermore, for me, festivals are about community, shared joy and shared experiences. Nowhere is this more tangible that during the paint fight. The energy and excitement are infectious and your involvement is very literally and proudly painted over you for everyone to see.
My favourite HogSozzle memory is sneaking onto the main stage first thing and kicking the day off for everyone playing one of my favourite tracks. It was a cheeky move but it paid off, people loved it. Watch out for more of the same this year. You’ll know it when you hear it… 😉
What I am most looking forward to seeing this year is what people make of the theme we’ve pulled together for you. There’s so much scope for creativity and imagination. I’m expecting to see some epic fancy dress. The whole weekend is going to be incredible.
P.s. The music we’ve got for the paint fight is going to blow you away! Start getting excited…
That’s it for now, folks. There’s work to be done.
Stay Beautiful and I’ll see you at the ‘Sozzle! 🙂