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Posted : Sep 12, 2003 16:58
Well what an experience! Samothraki really is a magical island and an amazing location of a festival. We were out there for 3 weeks, most of our time spent designing and creating the decoration for the chill-out area. 6 of us worked for 12-16 hours a day for 10 days making over 50 butterflies, plus 8 stained-glass effect butterflies including the 2 metre butterfly at the back of the chill stage. By the time the festival started we had pretty much finished, and we were pretty happy with what we had made. I was completely knackered and hadn't been able to get any sleep since the previous day before I had to play the second slot in the chill-out. The 2 hours felt like an endurance for me (hope it didn't feel too much like that for anyone that heard it!!) My head was thinking one thing but my hands kept doing something else. I surprised myself 3 times in a row my putting on the wrong cd!! hehe
After that everything was progressing nicely and we all were having a great time at the festival.. until the last day.. when our camp was raided. Members of our crew were dragged out of their tents as they slept, were searched and had the contents of the tent and bags scattered all over the place. bah.. nothing came of it.. and the police grunted off. gits. What happened later that day and the next morning left us feeling rather sick. We had been told that the after party would be taking place in the chillout and were asked if we minding leaving our decorations up for it. Of course we agreed! then came the sick bit.. whilst we were all asleep and the chillout stage was winding up, various festival goers decided to start stealing our decor!!! Almost of the butterflies were stolen, backdrops ripped down from the trees, flowers and vines stripped from the stage and inflatables cut down. Bah loads of stuff nicked...
We really want to try and track some of it down, we can't afford to loose our work, So please keep your eyes open.
We are putting together a gallery of our chillout decor on our website.. you can see it here http://www.tribeoffrog.com/gallery/samothraki2003
Our camera broke so we don't have any photos of our own. All these photos are ones we have found online. If you have any photos please get in touch.. email email@example.com
We also really want to track down this backdrop.. Its of a sunset over a mangrove with birds flying across, crocodiles in the water and the undergrowth either side. Its rather large and unfortunately we don't have any complete photos of it. But this link will give you an idea of what it was like
Its been a bit of tough summer for us. Thanks to everyone for their support. Would be great to see you at our party in Bristol on the 27th September. Info here http://forum.isratrance.com/viewtopic.php?topic=19646&forum=42
Please keep your eyes pealed... and let us know about any photos you have of the chill decor... love & ribbits xxx B)