10 years ago, I convinced some friends (pictured: Kyle and @BucketFullOfThoughts) to come with me to a little festival called @Camp_Bisco. 8/17/07. This was my first time seeing @TheDiscoBiscuits, and my young mind was blown away by everything - the music, the scene, the camaraderie, dedication and extensive knowledge of the fans… And the lawlessness of it all.
I was blown away by some of the other bands there, like Sound Tribe, Umphreys, Amon Tobin, Orchard Lounge, Ott, Shpongle/Hallucinogen, etc. Soon after Camp I spent a month volunteering in Ghana, and my little iPod nano was filled with this new music I had discovered. My musical world, previously 80% metal, evolved in a major way on that trip. But I digress.
I was 23 at the time, and was undeniably at Camp Bisco for the party. As such, I didn't waste much time with my camera, and these photos are some of the very few that I have from that first year. I never would have guessed that I'd come back for 7 consecutive years of Camp, or that this goofy band would go on to alter the course of my life in some major ways.
The unmatched energy of their music gave me the motivation needed to become a lifetime runner, and they've carried me through four marathons and countless other races.
I knew that @WanderlustinLauren was the one when I saw her "I finally get it!" face during Helicopters at her first Camp, a few years later.
I’ve also forged some lifetime friendships over a mutual obsession with this band.
I can’t forget 3 unbelievable trips to Mexico and the Dominican Republic to see this band, not to mention countless memories following them to venues and festivals around the country with friends.
The uninitiated tend to be baffled by the time investment, and that’s okay. I get it. This music is intense and jarring - definitely not for everyone. The Biscuits ruined other music for me, in the best possible way, and I'm beyond excited for what the rest of 2017 (and beyond) has in store.
They nasty but they good.