I’m still wiping dust off of my bags from this epic weekend, but I don’t even care! Dirtybird Camp Out was one of the best events I’ve attended all year, and I’m already itching to go back. The sold-out event hosted by the Dirtybird family took place at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California this past weekend drawing all kinds of colorful characters. Everything about Dirtybird was amazing from the music to the activities, vibes and staff!
As soon as I got to the venue on Friday night, I already felt like I was far, far away from the real world despite the fact that had just left my office less than an hour away. Oak Canyon was the perfect spot to host a small, intimate event. I almost felt like I was at a mini Lightning in a Bottle while I was there.
The venue was probably one of my favorite aspects of Dirtybird. It had many grassy areas to sit, and it was the perfect size – not too small, not too big and best of all, not too hot. Though Saturday was in the 90s, it was not so hot we couldn’t bring ourselves to leave our camp and do activities! And there was a never ending list of activities we could pick from! Creative souls had cute little tipis filled with supplies for arts and crafts. You could make beaded bracelets, paint a pretty watercolor picture, or tie dye something as a souvenir from the festival.
There really was something for everyone at Dirtybird. The nature hike was pretty cool and the boat race and comedy shows were entertaining to watch. Even when I wasn’t participating in some of the games, I still felt like I wasn’t missing out. Just watching everyone play games together and enjoy each other’s company was enough.
Photo by Watchara Phomicinda
As for the music, it was incredible. Shiba San and Claude had to have been my favorite sets of the weekend and everyone in the crowd was so nice. I loved watching people dance and play with their flow toys. And you can’t forget about the tree house! It was the perfect spot to chill, watch the stage, and hang out.
Great music, fun activities, and good vibes make for a good festival, but what really stood out to me at Dirtybird was how prepared and helpful the event staff was. On Saturday morning, one of my friends almost drove her car into a huge ditch. Her car was stuck kind of hanging off the side, but Dirtybird had complimentary AAA on site, towed her car out and got us back into the festival in only a little more than 30 minutes!
They even made sure we were all hydrated and gave us water. Whenever something went wrong during the event, I saw the staff responded quickly and efficiently. While the music and activities were all fun, I have to say the Dirtybird family and event staff was especially impressive and made the weekend. The Dirtybird family sure knows how to throw a party and I can’t recommend this event more!
Don’t miss Dirtybird next year, you’ll regret it if you do! Be sure to check out the Tribes: Dirtybird documentary that was debuted at Campout after Claude VonStroke’s set Friday night.
The documentary, produced by Smirnoff Collective, is a 14 minute examination of the Dirtybird crew, showcasing the group’s family vibes, artistry, quirkiness, and everything in between.
Featured photo by Juliana Bernstein
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