Author Archives: rachelmleung

Inflatabill : inflatable art & design

One thing every Sea of Dreams has in common is the magical glowing art of Bill Kennedy. His inflatables have indeed become a signature look that’s inspired all of the magnificent decor that SOD has come to be known for. Bill started out as a senior parachute rigger which then led him to the rip-stop… Read More »

Blumen Lumen

Sea of Dreams is proud to be the first indoor installation of Blumen Lumen! This art project was first created for Burning Man 2014, funded by a kickstarter campaign + BRAF grant. They create an oasis of surreal, gigantic flowers that invites participants to explore and gather within the illuminated, unfolding petals. The flowers are… Read More »

das’lala

Das’lala hails from Denver, Colorado and is fresh to the Bay Area, so we were honored to be the first event in SF to showcase their amazing, hand-crafted “Digital Fireworks” comprised of 3,888 custom programmed RGB LEDs! Das’lala is a partnership of artists-engineers, David and Laura, who each have backgrounds in electronics, media development, lighting… Read More »

The Union

The Union Mural Team returns to Sea of Dreams with an all out art attack of the senses! Official Web Site: www.theunionartists.com FB: www.facebook.com/TheUnionArtists FrequenSEA will feature the works of: The Union – Derek Heinemann – Jonathan Solter – Jessica Perlstein The Welch Brothers – Gabrial Welch – Jerimhia Welch 1320 Studios – Ashely Forman – Anthony… Read More »

anonEvents

Anon Events/Anon Salon founder, Joegh Bullock, has been the original vision and artistic director of many a Bay Area tradition such as Sea of Dreams, Wisdom 2.0, Masquerotica, as well as Super Hero, Burning Man Decompression, and Howeird Street Fairs. Joegh’s dreamt up the theme of each n’ every SEA, bringing them to life through… Read More »

Haus Serpens

Haus Serpens, spirited by dancer + scene maker, Mojo Deville, added her own brand of sexy mischief to Sea of Dreams 2015. Upon entry you discovered a ritual of “glowing evo-lution” led by this enchanting troupe and it involved all attendees who dared to engage these sirens of sin! Throughout the festivities, this bevvy of… Read More »

ArtIsMobilUs

ArtIsMobilUs is a non-profit mobile art/bus gallery/roving arts incubator that brings art to the public while providing platforms for exhibition, arts education, creative collaboration, & community engagement. They returned to the Sea of Art again with a live, interactive “paint your dream” wall that’s been a big hit at Howierd & Super Hero Street Fairs,… Read More »

1999 EVE-OLUTION

“This event pre-dated Sea of Dreams by a year, but was the first time we coined the name EVE-OLUTION. New Years Eve is in fact an evolution of the soul and another revolution around the sun. A giant rite of passage party for all of humanity to cyclically celebrate an end & anew. Pop that… Read More »

2000 Supernova

“What hype there was around the long awaited year of 2000! We all dreaded the seemingly imminent Y2K global technology meltdown and ensuing mass chaos. Many party producers feared a loss of attendance on this odd day with the even numbers, but it was the dawn of a new century, so we pulled out all… Read More »

2001 The Birth of a Dream

“The Birth of a Dream: So it came to be that my belated partner, Mark Bava, came through with the mostly perfectly situated venue of all time & space! After the surprise success of Super Nova 2000, suddenly our partners, Oracle Muse, Anon Salon & Party Science were inspired to shoot for the stars and… Read More »

2002 Dive Ocean

“After our inaugural Sea on the sea @ Pier 35, it became evident that we’d caused TOO big a splash in the fisheyes of the Port Authority. Fortunately, we fell head over heels in love with The Regency Ballroom and its historically magnificent, jaw-dropping 3rd floor “Red Room”, formally a Mason’s Lodge. For the dawn… Read More »

2003 The Crystal Ball and Fanta-See

“NYE 2003 had TWO themes: The Crystal Ball and Fanta-See, but in all fairness it was the Sound Tribe Sector Nine New Year’s Eve! For this epic, cross-venue fete we invaded THREE ballrooms of The Regency Center PLUS the infamous Avalon Ballroom (Isle of Avalon) from the “old school” 1960’s Family Dogs showIn the main… Read More »

2004 Tridents Tale

“2004’s ‘Tridents Tale’ flyer, our most mythical theme to date, was designed by fellow North Bay promoter & SOD DJ, @Zack Darling. His @Mystic Beat Lounge team also created Techno Tribal Dance, and every NYE we’d lovingly attempt to “out produce” each other, while simultaneously elevating both shows to the next level, as there was… Read More »

2005 OddySEA (LA)

“NYE 2005: The year when tides shifted and sister cities San Francisco & Los Angeles, connected by the great Pacific Ocean, merged into one expansive Sea of Dreams! A few successive LA Decoms now under our belts, partners in crime, anonEvents SF + LA Blue Bongo Club owner, Mark Bava, decided it was finally time… Read More »

2005 Surrealia (SF)

“This was our first “double city header” Sea of Dreams – SF + LA! To commemorate the occasion, we asked designer, Zack Darling, to commission artist Andre Gonzales to create 2 totally unique die-cuts. To this day, they’re probably my favorite, most creative flyer graphic. I love the matching themes of OddySea (LA) & Surrealia… Read More »

2006

“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… Read More »

2007 7 Heavens

“2007: Sea of Dreams 7 Heavens = our 2nd year Madison House + String Cheese Incident mega scene! The previous year was a hard act to follow – so we did it again! For 7 Heavens, we created 7 worlds of heavenly dreamscapes featuring some new talent – the riveting Zap Mama, ALO and Circus… Read More »

2008 MetamorphoSeas

“In 2008, we went it alone as Anon Salon. We’d created a huge event with The String Cheese Incident years, but also felt like we were unintentionally slipping into more of a jam band event and needed to change course. So, we decided to take our look in a new Kafkaesque direction, enlisting visionary artist,… Read More »

2009 Sea Change

PART 1 “2009: The inception of the Sea of Dreams collaboration between Sunset SF + Anon Events! My how time flies when you’re working your ass off. In this inaugural year, we also partnered with dear friends, BlastHaus, who we’d often conspired with back in our early experimental SOMA art gallery days. We were all… Read More »

2010 LegaSea

PART 1: “Now 10 years in the making, we pat ourselves on the back for a decade of deca-dances well done, able to fully appreciate in hindsight the true eve-olution of talent and community we’d been orchestrating here in SF. In 2010, we lent an ear to world music featuring Ozomatli, welcomed back EDM favorite… Read More »

2011 GalaxSea

PART 1: “GalaxSea was out of this world! Thievery Corporation was as thrilled to return as we were to have them. We’d hung out with Rob Garza at Hookdome at Burning Man earlier that year, and so our relationship was more like a family thing by now. We also loved the gypsy stylings of Balkan… Read More »

2012 PropheSea

Part 1: “This year’s flyer design was a co-creation by Zack Darling and our Sea team, as were most all of our signature graphics. I love the layers and how each element enhanced the vision of the PropheSea theme. I had the idea of a floating island pyramid in a surreal seascape, insisted on our… Read More »

2013 PropheSea

PART 1: “Sea of Dreams had been forever fortunate booking its ultimate “wish list” and in 2013, we finally got GoGol Bordello! We’d been saving the theme “LunaSea” just for them and went on to make it one of most theatrical years yet, with the combination of Quixotic multi-media acrobatical dance and Vau De Vire’s… Read More »

2014 Vibrant Sea

PART 1: “Sea of Dreams was suddenly without a venue. We’d lost our home of the last 6 years, the Concourse, and spent the summer searching for a new one. We’d set our sights on Treasure Island (home of the Sunset offices) and were all but ready to pull the trigger and erect a huge… Read More »

Trapeze

Trapeze As the hallucinogenic offspring of SF producers Delachaux and the Klown, Trapeze is a banquet of vintage voltage sound and fury featuring the world’s top electro-swing artists and neo-burlesque performers. Infused with the ghost of San Francisco’s infamous Barbary Coast past and hot-wired on the dynamics of contemporary EDM, Trapeze has become a moveable… Read More »

Delachaux

Delachaux Delachaux is San Francisco’s sonic evocateur par excellence. His intoxicating self-described ‘big beat burlectro’ style of pouring vintage samples and exotic orchestrations over a barrage of saucy beats has fused a wild carousel of voluptuous voodoo and body-quaking bass that reflect the dilated discos and carbonated cabarets of Barbary Coast nightlife and have made… Read More »

The Klown

The Klown Based in the cartoon zoo called San Francisco, The Klown is a double-decade veteran of the city’s revolutionary, trendsetting underground live-music, DJ, and circus scenes, as well as one of its premier underbelly promoter-producers. As a renaissance ape, he creates his signature eclectic electroswing, swing hop and glitch mixes by tattooing bulgy-eyed goldfish… Read More »

The Gentlemen Callers of Los Angeles

The Gentlemen Callers of Los Angeles Green Queen Music recording artists THE GENTLEMEN CALLERS of LOS ANGELES is the latest project from the writing and production partnership of Atom Smith and Buck Down. Their 14 year career together has spanned almost a dozen albums, as well as multiple projects for film, television, and performance, including… Read More »

Bellhop

Bellhop Open Records/Desert Trax The Bellhop project was born from a need to share a positive and playful sound on the dance floor, one that inspires smiley, child-like glee stripped of ego through its use of silly vocals, folk inspired instrumentals and sexy melodic baselines. Bellhop is the solo project of Andrew Kroma, of Los… Read More »

The Speakeasy Syndicate

The Speakeasy Syndicate Thundering shnazzster and purveyor of big band bass with the speakeasy stomp sound, DJ and loudmouth Ezra Croft- brings the vintage vavoom and gramophone grinds. Transplanted from the midwest to the SF Bay Area, The Speakeasy Syndicate has been thrilling and killing the big dirty electroswing sound for eager ears and dancing… Read More »

Jazzy Fox

Jazzy Fox Jazzy Fox curates and manipulates classic jazz, propelling the past into the future using modern sounds and techniques. By lacing up old recordings with big drums and funky bass lines, old songs are given new life, transporting audiences into the rich and vibrant history of jazz music. web / fb / tw / in / sc

Meka La Creme

Meka La Creme Forbidden Femme, Meka La Creme, is a performance artist with deep roots in modern dance. Meka was introduced to the world of burlesque while studying contemporary dance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Meka has been lighting up various festivals including: Show Me Burlesque in St. Louis, New Orleans Burlesque… Read More »

Elektra Cute

Elektra Cute Elektra Cute is a burlesque artist and producer based in Minneapolis, MN. She is the self-anointed ‘most shocking woman in burlesque’, and does her best not to disappoint…herself. She loves bourbon on the rocks, expensive hosiery and black town cars. Ms. Cute has been performing and producing in the Twin Cities since 2010…. Read More »

Olivia Bellafontaine

Olivia Bellafontaine Olivia Bellafontaine is a professional actress and burlesque dancer. She has been called “psychedelic sex.” Her burlesque dancing is known to have a style of sound. She moves with passion and creates with love. Her strongest acting role and favorite to play is in the warrior female lead, but her life experiences have… Read More »

Mojo DeVille

 Mojo DeVille Cultivated in the veins of the NYC underground, Mojo encapsulates an elegant juxtaposition of glamour, urban heat, rock & roll fetishism and tribal chic. A whirlwind of striking beauty and decadent mania, her unique brand of wiggling often nods to contemporary dance, hip-hop, strip/tease and sideshow. The creative force behind the chaos, the… Read More »

Hunny Bunnah

Hunny Bunnah Hunny Bunny is the Bay Area’s very own Bendy Barbie! A permanent fixture at Tourettes Without Regrets in Oakland and head bitch in charge of Mischief at the Skylark Bar in San Francisco. This eclectic, eccentric performance artist is known for her chameleon-like looks and otherworldly abilities. She is also part of Hunny… Read More »

Iza la Vamp

Iza la Vamp Iza la Vamp was a chorus girl on her way to center stage until a freak accident froze her body in a cryogenic freezer. Thankfully, she is now defrosted and ready to perform. She is finding herself in a different time with different music and history to catch up with. Join her… Read More »

Tonya Kay

Tonya Kay Tonya Kay is The Most Dangerous Woman In Hollywood. She’s destroyed the stages of Broadway’s STOMP, De La Guarda and danced in The Muppets Movie, Lone Ranger and Glee. Her acting work can be seen on tv and film including Criminal Minds, House and leads in The Kill Corporation, Bastard, The Butchers and… Read More »

Jay Siren

Jay Siren Jay Siren is the creator of the Sizzling Sirens Burlesque Experience and owner of Sizzlehouse Productions, a Sacramento-based live event production house created by Jay Siren in order to offer offers a high quality blend of regional acts set to open your eyes to the brilliant world of burlesque and variety entertainment! She is… Read More »

Miss Emma Nation

 Miss Emma Nation Miss Emma Nation as her own formula for success: sass, class, ass, and a smoky, sultry, scintillating voice of course, wit, charm, and more sass. On stage, this kitty is an electric performer like no other. She holds the audience in the palm her hand while preparing them to eat out of… Read More »