Wanderlust Festival on NY Times, ft John Friend! Plus Videos: Andrew Bird, Amanda Palmer, Common, Broken Social Scene, Honey Brothers, Girl Talk…

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 29, 2009
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Update: Funny riff on the Wanderlust theme via NPR.

Update: new vids: loooove this! John Friend & Merry Band & MC Yogi rockin’ out:

“Wanderlust Day 3: Sunday 7/26 – Sianna Sherman and Kenny Graham led a fabulous arm balance class w/ the help of MC Yogi. To our surprise they cut it short and led us to the main stage where we all joined John and MC Yogi in a mini concert that segued into John’s final class that wrapped up the yoga portion of the festival…The AcroYogi crew was awesome! Also featured in this short little clip are KK Ledford, Chrissy Graham and Darcy Lyon…Anusara Yogis sure know how to party!! ;-)”


Shiva Rea:

Andrew Bird:

Jai Uttal leading kirtan:

Hula Hoop action:

Update: Wanderlust Festival, featuring photo of John Friend teaching Anusara yoga class, on New York Times! Click here for article.

Missed Wanderlust Festival, which may be the first to expertly combine first-tier nationally-prominent music and first-tier nationally promient yoga in a green-minded context?

I did (though I kept our twit coverage going throughout)—and I paid for my decision not to go day after day, as my friends texted me constant highlights:

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Next best thing to going (and I’ll be there next year if I have to start walking now)…is to watch these videos.

Our own Best of Wanderlust video’s comin’ soon, via Alex and Matas, who tried but failed to get me to hop in the backseat for their 15-hour each-way drive. Also, check out our writer Joana Smith’s poetical coverage of each day.

We’ll add more as more get added to Youtube.

First off, Jenny Lewis:

Kaki King:

Amanda Palmer:

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings:

Andrew Bird (love ‘im):

Rogue Wave:

Adrian (yes, Grenier, of Entourage & Alter Eco on Planet Green fame) & his bud from Honey Bros for Treehugger TV:

Mates of State:

Broken Social Scene:

Jenny, lovely Jenny:

More Jenny Lewis:

Detailed, interesting interview with co-founder Jeff Krasno re green initiatives at Wanderlust, via Treehugger:

Common replaced Michael Franti, out with appendicitis:

Flying over Wanderlust!

Girl Talk:

Uh….Duncan Wong, teaching backbends. Via YogaDork, one of elephant’s fave yoga blogs!


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


17 Responses to “Wanderlust Festival on NY Times, ft John Friend! Plus Videos: Andrew Bird, Amanda Palmer, Common, Broken Social Scene, Honey Brothers, Girl Talk…”

  1. I just tweeted this…worth checking out:
    @yogadork has some of only in-depth coverage on yoga side of @wanderlustfest gr8 job http://bit.ly/11xu7V @ossumniss

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  5. wanderlust says:

    what do you all think of this years lineup last year's music was much more organic and earthy

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