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BOOM FESTIVAL
IDANHA A NOVA
PORTUGAL 2008

Thanks to Delvin, Seejay & Naasko,
I was invited to exhibit at the Vision Gallery
in the Liminal Village
& participate in a panel discussion
on Visionary Art.

...Wandering round this amazing space on the last day,
I had something of a revelation about Tribal culture.
"This is where I belong..!"



ENTRANCE TO THE BOOM

"Let me in!"
On the first day, chaos happily reigned...



FULL MOON OVER IDANHA A NOVA

...The Boom co-incided with a glorious full moon.
(Yes, that's the moon...)



BOOM PANORAMA I

The large green tent in the right foreground is the main DanceFloor.
On left is the Theatroom. Meanwhile, on the peninsula behind
were the Liminal Village with its Vision Gallery & Paradigms Filmfest,
the Ambient Forest, CosmiCare centre & Baby Boom.



BOOM PANORAMA II

On the opposite shore were the Groovy Beach,
Sacred Fire with its beautiful gardens,
Clothing & jewellery stalls,
and further beyond, the Healing Area.



GARDENS ROUND THE SACRED FIRE I

Chai tents, jugglers and sunshine...



GARDENS ROUND THE SACRED FIRE II

A sacred altar-tree.



CAMPING AREA

30,000 people from around the world camped out at the Boom.



L. CARUANA - GROOVY BEACH

...Paradise.



ENTRANCE TO THE VISION GALLERY

A cosmic portal
improvised by Carey Thompson.



INTERIOR OF THE VISION GALLERY

At the centre: our world tree (with sound speakers!).
To the left: watergun warriors.



VISION GALLERY SHOP

Luke Brown & Robert Venosa
discussing prefered shares & stock market options...



VISION GALLERY

Tripping out on the art was one of my greatest pleasures...




TRIBAL GATHERING I

Martina Hoffmann, Carey Thompson, Laurence Caruana, Delvin Solkinson.



TRIBAL GATHERING II

Luke Brown, Delvin Solkinson, Martina Hoffmann, Robert Venosa et moi.



TRIP TO MONSANTO
('The Sacred Mountain')


I stayed at the Case Santa Catarina with friends
Martina Hoffmann, Robert Venosa & Erik Davis.
One day we explored the nearby village of Monsanto.



PANEL DISCUSSION ON VISIONARY ART
LIMINAL VILLAGE

A blurred view of Leo Plaw, Luke Brown, Carey Thompson,
Andrew Jones, Zariat & L. Caruana during our panel discussion
moderated by Delvin Solkinson.



VISIONARY ANGEL

Kathryn June in performance.
Check out her art on her new site:
http://www.serpentfeathers.com


OUI! C'EST TRIPANT ICI!

My partner, Florence Ménard,.
checking out the scene
while keeping cool.












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