On October 6-9, 2017, Dirtybird Campout BBQ took place in Bradley, California. This festival was an unforgettable, interactive camping experience that left a huge imprint on festival goers’ lives. Dirtybird consisted of creative, exquisite elements.
Let’s take a photo tour of Dirtybird Campout BBQ 2017:
To start, staff members truly wanted campers to have an amazing time with their companions.
We encountered our temporary home as we drove through a long, narrow dirtroad leading up to the campgrounds. As we entered, the ticketing procedure was handled quickly and managed by the friendliest staff members. Inviting vibes consumed as campers settled. Staff members helped campers as cars, RVs, and convoys made their trek inside. Huge shoutout to all the employees/volunteers who assisted groups to certain areas so friends could camp together.
In the beginning, tents began to cover the dusty land as heat increased and time ticked. Camps became lively with music, conversations, and song as excitement took over. Campgrounds were set up about fifteen-minutes away from the main action. Dirtybird prepared farm trucks designed with hay to give us rides back and forth. Bodies conserved energy with such wonderful assistance. We were ready to let loose once our feet touched the festival grounds!
Once you entered, you couldn’t oversee the vast, immense Camp Dirtybird sign.
The theme was nothing like other festivals since it felt like you were in your childhood campout. Festival land was sectioned off by different activities to partake in including The Games HQ/EQ Shak for open table games or The Dugout kickball field. Any given moment, you could jump in and play Water Balloon Toss, Potato Sack Race, and/or Capture the Flag.
During the evening, Craftopia, two separate teepees off to the side, became home for craftier campers.
A variety of sessions were available to quiet the mind and keep bodies flowing peacefully throughout the weekend. Body art, screen painting, wood carving, bike decorating, yoga sessions, meditation, and an urban movement class were available to those interested in mind, body, soul connections.
Also, there was a BBQ pit for mouthwatering foods with the purchase of a ticket.
BBQ tickets gave campers a choice of veggie kabobs, tri-tip, corn on the cob, mac & cheese and many other options to feed their hunger. Southern fried comfort foods were served along with healthy, vegan dishes at food vendors if you didn’t purchase a BBQ ticket. Dirtybird was creative enough to keep us hydrated with kombucha, cocktail drinks, hot chai, and coffee at nightfall.
The Bass Lodge held some amazing acts that made the dust shiver on the ground.
Music was played in the background setting the mood right throughout the day and night. Stages were distanced perfectly so no sounds clashed and each had a name related to the outdoors. The Bass Lodge wasn’t pronounced like most of the music played there. Pun intended though!
Christian Martin, DJ Funk, a live act from Tennyson, DJ Marky, and a very special set of Mija with Netsky & Ryan Forever blew fans away. One of the most talked about sets was the man behind Dirtybird Campout, Barclay Crenshaw, famously known as Claude Von Stroke, who played a set that didn’t fit his usual house style.
Furthermore, The Birdhouse Stage carried most of the acts.
This secondary stage was in front of a common area where many would go climb crafty tree installations or sway to the beat of the music on a tire swing. The surroundings of the stage were festive with people dancing around or sipping on refreshing drinks while conversing with new friends.
The Birdhouse Stage was never left empty because of how extensive the energy was from each set. Every single person allowed their inner child out and brought their best creative outfits to light. Big names took the decks like Kill Frenzy b2b with Will Clarke, Danny Daze, Coyu, Cut Snake, Shiba San, Amtrac, and Chris Lorenzo.
The positivity shared with one another truly made this festival feel like home.
Attendees never had to worry if they lost a game or that they didn’t dress a certain way. What mattered is that you were yourself. Campers left with memories that will last forever. Listen to our Dirtybird Campout Playlist here!