The Minister of Purpleganda

Eamon Armstrong: The Minister of Purpleganda
Festivals, street fairs, purple costumes, social media, and silly dance music.
Community Manager for Fest300: The World's Best Festivals
San Francisco | Black Rock City

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One of our favorite things about Cosplay is that absolutely anyone can do it. Tomoaki Kohguchi is an awesome case in point. Mr. Kohguchi is a 64-year-old consultant from Hiroshima, Japan who spends his free time creating and wearing an amazing variety of anime character costumes.

Visit Tomoaki Kohguchi’s Facebook page for many more of his cosplay photos. These fantastic portraits are just a taste.

[via Kotaku]

Tomoaki Kohguchi is brilliant! 

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11 Alternatives to Burning Man
Ever since Burning Man first sold out in 2011, there has been a scarcity mentality around tickets. Although the governing body of the festival has tried to mitigate scalping and push for a higher attendee limit, the reality is that as the event’s popularity continues to grow, some of us simply won’t get to go to Burning Man. So what’s a would-be Burner to do? Well, there are several alternatives to “That Thing In The Desert.” Some (Nowhere, AfrikaBurn) are “regionals,” officially recognized by the Burning Man Project. Others (Secret Garden Party, What the Festival) were inspired by their founders’ trips to the desert. Considering that the Individual Ticket Sale was over in 45 minutes this year, you may want to put some of these 11 festivals on a back…burner.
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Photo credit: Simon OCallaghan, Courtesy of AfrikaBurn

This is my third piece for Fest300.com. After Burning Man tickets sold out in less than an hour, I prepared a piece of festival alternatives. 

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11 Alternatives to Burning Man

Ever since Burning Man first sold out in 2011, there has been a scarcity mentality around tickets. Although the governing body of the festival has tried to mitigate scalping and push for a higher attendee limit, the reality is that as the event’s popularity continues to grow, some of us simply won’t get to go to Burning Man. So what’s a would-be Burner to do? Well, there are several alternatives to “That Thing In The Desert.” Some (Nowhere, AfrikaBurn) are “regionals,” officially recognized by the Burning Man Project. Others (Secret Garden Party, What the Festival) were inspired by their founders’ trips to the desert. Considering that the Individual Ticket Sale was over in 45 minutes this year, you may want to put some of these 11 festivals on a back…burner.

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Photo credit: Simon OCallaghan, Courtesy of AfrikaBurn

This is my third piece for Fest300.com. After Burning Man tickets sold out in less than an hour, I prepared a piece of festival alternatives. 

Say hello to Mr. Eamon Armstrong, known in San Francisco as The Minister of Purpleganda. Eamon didn’t seem to mind wearing our Purple Disco Hoodie and brand-new Purple Disco Pants for a recent photo shoot. In fact, we suspect he harbors a certain fondness for the color.

Last month I did a modeling gig for purple disco gear for betabrand in SF. The talented markoknezevic shot with Michele Ochoa. If you like the clothes you can buy them.

Next up: Purple vs. Gold battle Royale between Purpleganda and Mustafa Khan. 

Photo credit: Francesco Vicenzi Photo credit: Francesco Vicenzi Photo credit: Francesco Vicenzi Photo credit: Francesco Vicenzi Photo credit: Francesco Vicenzi Photo credit: Francesco Vicenzi Photo credit: Francesco Vicenzi

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Rainbow Serpent Festival

January 24 - 27, 2014

Each long weekend during the Australia Day national holiday, the small town of Lexton in regional Victoria swells from its sleepy population of around 150 to over 10,000 as festival goers from around the world arrive for the annual Rainbow Serpent Festival.

The Rainbow Serpent Festival has come a long way since it started in 1998, from a small gathering in a secluded clearing to an internationally recognized festival. The festival has become an institution to many of its loyal followers.

The festival offers much more than usual lineup of electronic music. It is a chance to truly escape the commercialism of the modern day world and reconnect with the earth in a way that the aboriginals have done for many thousands of years.

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This festival looks delightful.