Lucidity Deja Vu Mini-Festival!
Each spring, the Lucidity Festival offers a small taste of Burning Man in our own backyard at Live Oak Campground. We just had an extra mini-Lucidity festival called Deja Vu.
Here are my videos and photos from the first day. After that, unfortunately, my Sony RX10 camera completely lost its mind.
Deja Vu was a weekend of playing a game. Each of us was assigned a role to play. In my case it was to be an "Angry Sorcerer with a Pet Lizard". I shortened this to be a Wizard with a Lizard. My wife Merlie was a "Loving Fortune Teller with an Important Book". Here we are in character
Nicky LaFleur was one of the event organizers and here she is checking out my Lizard
Here were others with a Lizard
Most of the first day was just setting up camp and hanging out.
This guy was playing with his drone
These guys juggled
These women did something similar
"Pan" camped next to us with her group Gamelan X, from the Bay Area
They also set up a set of tuned gong panels to play with
Kaptain Konstruct had a food booth with attentive servers and appreciative customers
There was an Art Temple where people could create art
This Lucid explorer used it as a place to relax
There were other art pieces and structures, though much fewer than at the usual Lucidity events
This guy had a dragonfly bicycle
The dry Santa Ynez river bed was a backdrop
And we never forgot we were in nature with visits by deer
and this roaming tarantula who was happy to walk onto my hand
The Pyro Bar was visiting from Burning Man as seen behind these performers
Dogs are strictly forbidden, so these are not dogs
Of course, there was DJ music
As it began to get dark, people gathered for the Opening Ceremony
Which began with a Monkey Chant
Next came the Deja Voodoo play which showed a couple going to a carnival and having each scene repeated three times. Deja Vu with each repeat having variations of characters and actions
We learn that a witch has cast a spell to make this happen
It was meant as a way to get people to pay more attention to what is going on around them
After the performance, the game began. Each player went to the Oracle tent
We each got our fortune told and we were assigned to one of many tribes. Each tribe member had until the next afternoon to find their other tribe members. And to put on a short performance to display the concept of Deja Vu. I had the brilliant idea that Deja Vu often is experienced as having an experience and realizing it was something you dreamed the night before. Guess what? Almost every other tribe had a similar idea!
The winning tribe won a vacation trip to the Channel Islands on the catamaran Pendragon.
Here are a few more photos of people
It was all a good chance to dress up for Halloween!