Wanderlust Day 1: If Bluebirds Fly Over The Rainbow, Why, Oh Why, Can’t We*?

Via on Jul 25, 2009

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We left home this morning,

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picked up some snacks from Traders,

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and slowly made our way to Squaw Valley,

in our borrowed Chevy Tahoe.

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burning fossil fuels as we went along

to the eco-yoga music festival.

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Maybe other people arrived here in more earth-friendly ways…

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It’s not that trains don’t come out here from the Bay Area

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it just would have cost us a couple of hundred dollars,

and we don’t have the cash.

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I had gotten a pretty sweet gig writing about the festival for a magazine…

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Elephant Journal.

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We stopped along the way for lunch…

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and found some beautiful things there.

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We arrived at Wanderlust to find

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that the beautiful people had pulled in just ahead of us.

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Really…

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At the play lounge, you can play…

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…or lounge.

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It’s right next to the main entrance, so you don’t have to go far…

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before you begin to unwind…

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and step into the flow.

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Right next to the play lounge is the Sound Spaces booth,

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Dance, trance… they’ve got the music in person that you can usually only order online these days…

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…a dying breed…

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very difficult to leave…

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but it was time for us to go set up camp.

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We came here to Wanderlust to find people to join us

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in making a green revolution in America.

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So if you have a back that’s strong,

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and you want to play,

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for more Cinderella revolution click*

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Bonus, via Treehugger. Here’s a vid of Wanderlust co-founder Jeff Krasno on green initiatives at Wanderlust. Also discusses hopes to connect on more Walk the Talk Show-reminiscent content next year with likes of Michael Pollan, Alice Waters—I was hoping to make it this year to do some and am bummed to have missed Fetzer of biodynamic wine-fame. Next year, we’ll be there in force—stay tuned for our video from Alex and Matas, who went in my stead. ~ via Waylon Lewis, elephant ed.

About Joana Smith

Who I'd like to meet: Superman's Children, eco-warriors, truck drivers, persephone, roller derby queens, nurses, scientists, givers, priests, yogi, storytellers, people who don't know right now, playwrights, philosophers, people who are more visual, people who hop trains, performers, poets, seamstresses, activists, Spider-Man, kids, rangers, Snow White, dj's, massage therapists, people who work with their hands, bunnies, sportsracers, people who work in offices, dancers, baristas, artists, cleaners, climbers, Jeff's sister, Colbert, Skiers, Bikers, skaters, surfers, ani, people who are recovering, trees (and flowers), people who will die soon, gardeners, horses, Jolie-Pitt, soon-to-be mothers, margie's daughter, astronomers, people who are scared, girls who wear black and listen to the Smiths, cuffmakers, lambs, Miranda July, the man in the moon, Bono, people from 'round here, Obama...

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8 Responses to “Wanderlust Day 1: If Bluebirds Fly Over The Rainbow, Why, Oh Why, Can’t We*?”

  1. Cindy Smith says:

    What an adventure to see the sights through your eyes. Blue birds can fly . . . and blue eyes and brown eyes can see the wonders.
    Love you all,
    Grandma D

  2. Chuck says:

    Thanks Jo, I assume that you found a camping spot………………

  3. Roseanne Harvey roseanne says:

    This is your "festival coverage"? Seriously? This photo series is boring and self-indulgent, and has little to do with anything. Did you actually experience any of the festival, or just take pictures of your girlfriend and baby and menus?

    • swati jr* says:

      roseanne, i believe this is an artful and eclectic example of the festival expressed through the eyes of mrs. joana smith. chill out yo. enjoy the beauty along the way. seriously.

  4. Michelle says:

    Beautiful. I can't believe it's over.

  5. kia says:

    Joana, I am glad to be home and seeing your photo blog now. I think it is hilarious that I had seen you in the media room for two days before learning you were doing this for elephant. I love your work and know first hand how hard you were working for your coverage and presenting this in a timely manner. Good job <3

  6. Cheryl says:

    really? I mean really? You call it an eco-festival when you drove there in a SUV to SQUAW VALLEY!! SQUAW! do some research on how they have raped the valley and continue to use the land to benifit their pockets. Just because they have recycle bins doesn't make it green.

  7. Susan says:

    It's really too bad you had to drive there in a Chevy Tahoe. So much for the "green revolution."

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