I'm pretty stoked to announce whats been going on behind all the curtains over here...
..and I guess it all begins with a trip.
Last November we found ourselves smack dab in the middle of Chiang Mai, Thailand with one of our long time friends, Jef, and a lot of other new friends from the Electric Run.
While we were in Thailand we were lucky enough to get into an annual lantern festival that people from all around the world come to see.
Hundreds of monks sat in a semi circle, beautifully chanting mantras together while 2 thousand people poured into the event. Every type of person from young to old were there all soaking in the atmosphere. Music was playing, and just as dusk settled in, everyone lit, then released their own sky lantern in unison.
It was happiness like Ive never experienced.
It was beauty like I've never seen.
I've never been so in the moment and focused on one thing ever before in my life.
It was a small sliver of Heaven on Earth.
We lit lantern after lantern all together as a group. We wrote our hopes, dreams, prayers, and wishes onto each one and watched it float away high into the sky. Something about it felt like a renewal. It was like hitting the 'refresh' button of life.
It was so beyond magical.
We left the event all packed into a tiny rental car, and non of us could shut up about what just happened...it was so inspiring and awesome. The owner of the Electric Run, Dan, was talking about how much he wished his wife was there so she could have taken part...and we all agreed. We want everyone we know and love to get to experience this magical event!
...and with that, The Rise Festival was conceived.
So when everyone got home from Thailand, we went to work. Months of dreaming, planning, fuel cell testing, and permitting have taken place....and I'm so, so excited to let you all in on what everyone I know and love have been creating.
To see for yourself what I'm talking about, go to RISEFESTIVAL.COM.
You can read up on:
-What the event itself will be like
-Locations and dates of the festival
-...and watch the most breathtaking video of our experience with the lanterns together in Chiang Mai.
You can help us out tremendously by joining to be apart of the mailing list at the bottom of the page on the Rise site.... So please, please sign up!
We're so proud of this event. We'd love to invite you and anyone you know to experience it for yourself this upcoming October in Nevada, or November in Bali.
Feel free to share The Rise Festival and video.