by Dylan Blazick |
During the weekend of August 14-16, 2015, people from all over the East Coast journeyed once again to Page Farm in Croydon, New Hampshire for three days and nights of music, arts, yoga and an array of workshops at the Wild Woods Music and Arts Festival. Located approximately six hours from Philadelphia, festival organizers, GreenVibe Entertainment, put together an amazing array of camping, music, and a holistic village. The music took place on three beautiful stages: the Main Stage, the Conscious Minded Sound Stage and the Magic Hat Brewing Company’s Electric Peel S-S-S-Stage, a projection dome stage. The holistic village provided everything from yoga and kung fu to relaxing tea and meditation. Additionally, there was a wide variety of delicious food and refreshment vendors and craft vendors, both of which provided different products and services for all of the festival attendees. Magic Hat Brewing Co. operated a bar at the main stage.
On top of all this, the lineup was arguably one of the best of the summer. Many talented acts stepped foot on the three stages, and each of them brought their own unique sound and lineups. In particular, Of the Trees– from Portland, Maine- took to the Electric Peel S-S-S-Stage early Saturday morning. Although a majority of the crowd had retired to their beds for the night, those who remained were still energetic, dancing into the night.
Other highlights from the weekend included a surreal sit-down acoustic set by Consider the Source on the Conscious Minded Sound Stage earlier Saturday morning. After throwing down a huge electric set on the Main Stage just hours before, the band pulled out an assortment of instruments from all over the globe and sent patrons on a musical journey around the world.
But perhaps the best performance of the weekend emanated from the mind of the magical, musical madman from Great Britain: Ott. As his table was being set up on the Main Stage, the crowd began to filter out of their tents following the intense storm that swept in on Saturday evening. Before Ott. even set up his main mixer, the energy in the crowd was palpable and the crowd was clearly anticipating his set. Every eye was filled with wonder and anticipation of what was about to happen in the damp fields of Page Farm. Upon starting, O.T.T. took everyone on the ride of a lifetime with a smoothly blended mix of new songs and old favorites.
As the weekend began to wind down, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong took to the Conscious Minded Sound Stage early Sunday evening to funk it up for the remaining attendees, who apparently did not have to leave for work Monday morning. The Pigeons started out strong and the remaining members of the crowd looked ecstatic. But things got even better when two additional musicians, known as The Hornitz, joined the Pigeons on stage: one brandishing a trombone and the other a saxophone. The Hornitz hopped on board a funkin’ crazy train to space for an incomparably awesome version of “F.U.>Could You Be Loved>F.U.”. Most attendees would agree that this was, without a doubt, the best way to close out a weekend full of great music, mouth-watering food and anything else you can ask for from a festival.