“2006: Our 6th Sea of Dreams oddly enough had no theme? Go figure. Maybe we thought bringing in Madison House and the incredibly infectious String Cheese Incident was theme enough!
As it turned out, Michael Kang, lead guitar for “The Incident” used to hang out at my anon salon parties, and we just got to talking about having the band play at the next one, and co- producing it to create a bigger buzz. This chat carried all the way to Horning Hide Out in Oregon, and then onto the amazing Shambala Festival in Canada. Michael and I were on the same trip that year, the universe conspiring to manifest a Sea + String convergence.
We welcomed back 5th time alumni DJ Lorin (Bassnectar) and The Dresden Dolls who had a live doll set costumed in female sailor suits. Very surreal! The Yard Dogs had become a huge act by now and we were lucky to have Gnaga passing through town from Australia! Mix all that hotness with Vau de Vire + El Circo Craziness + Adam Ohana’s new Lawgivers set + Random Rab’s hypnotic vibe. Holy smokes. This was our very first year at the cavernous Concourse and this opened up an enormous playground for cosmic portals, glowing space pods, fractal forests, 3 full stages, outdoor lounges, and interactive art mazes!”