There were three off-the-grid stages:
Solar powered with a dance floor.
Bio-diesel with an incredible line up.
the most participatory way to experience sustainable sound system: Bike Power!
Today the Life is Living Festival at DeFremery Park in West Oakland was slamming!
Incredible Youth Speaks poets slamming out Truth, Justice, and Equality on the Rock the Bike Powered Stage. Their words- amplified by the movement of 4 bicyclists powering the stage- stirred souls. There was even a special guest performance and lecture on Bike Power by Paul Freeman aka Bike Rapper, Fossil Fool! My favourite song is called, Public Transporatation, where he croons about moving from “Station to Station..Taking it Underground.…”
I am overwhelmed by the gorgeous p(art)icipation happening in my sweet neighborhood of West Oakland. A big Thank you to Life is Living/Youth Speaks, People’s Grocery, American Steel, Cycles for Change and Rock the Bike for making my alternative energy festival dreams come true!
Click on my gallery below to see the adorable kids that came out to power the bike stage. Follow the cords with me to see where the energy for the stages comes from, and check out the awesome artwork everywhere!