This weekend we went to the Music Tastes Good Festival in Long Beach, California. It was all of the things we loved: a food fest, a music fest, a great display of diversity and activism as well as a good time. Fans got to see a slew of amazing bands, see art from local contemporary artists, register to vote, sign up for volunteer opportunities, learn new skills from a variety of chefs and make new friends.
Here are some of the highlights from this weekend…
Copeland Holt is an artist and musician who set up shop all over the fest this weekend. He could be seen painting portraits of each performer and talking with fans about his process as well as his passions. You can learn more about him: here.
One late night in the spring of 1984, a group of sauced drag queens leaving Pyramid Club in Manhattan came up with an idea: a Woodstock for drag performers.
Flash-forward a year: The first official Wigstock was born in Tompkins Square Park. Over the next 16 years, the performers kept coming and crowds kept swelling, sometimes into the tens of thousands.
Eventually, a combination of inclement weather and trouble getting permits finally nixed the outdoor festival for good around the turn of the millennium.
But over Labor Day weekend, after a 17-year hiatus and a massive rise of drag in pop culture, Wigstock finally returned — reborn on a rooftop venue in the city’s Seaport District, with a massive sound system and partners like Tony Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris and his husband, David Burtka.
Marigold flowers for Diwali festival, New Delhi
A worker sits among Marigold flowers at Ghazipur flower market ahead of Diwali festival, in New Delhi, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. 📷: PTI
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