Rise Festival

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

                       
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
-Sustainability
-...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.



Rise: Lantern Festival
from Rise on Vimeo.






19 comments:

  1. This is amazing! One of the most beautiful, moving things I have seen. Who made the video? Love your blog and beautiful family and so glad you are back!

    It also reminds me of my favorite movie scene ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mayDR-PlXo :)

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    1. Thankyou! My husband, bronson filmed and edited the video.

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  2. Beautiful video. I got chills watching it!! I love the idea of people all in different aspects of their lives getting together to share in an experience like this. I will spread the word and be there!

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    1. Thankyou Stevie! It really is for everyone from all walks of life and perfect for any age.

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  3. I love this video, and this idea! I cannot wait for this to happen. It is such a beautiful way to share your hopes and dreams to the world.

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    1. agreed!! im counting down the days!

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  4. So well written Wes, as always. You captured the experience perfectly. So honored to be doing this with you brono and Jef

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    1. thank you dan!!! were lucky we snagged you up!

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    1. i know, right!?!?! its unbelievable in person!

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  6. This is SO freaking awesome! Beyond excited for this!

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  7. I saw this video as an ad on YouTube.... it's the one ad I've never "skipped" :) Looks so amazing!

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  8. I still can't get over this great place I recently visited! A dancefloor, two bars (one by the entrance and a smaller one on the other end of the floor.
    Las Vegas Wedding venues

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  9. Incredible! Brian and I want to come to Nevada!

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  10. Just found your blog via Bloglovin', and I'm so glad! Congratulations on this, it's really great. I've always wanted this experience.

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  11. im so excited for this...does anyone know how much these tickets will be approx

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  12. Wow! So beautiful. I'm especially interested in the sustainability of Rise. I read the comments on the Facebook page about you having a clean up team, which is awesome! Excited to see what else you have going on. It's so refreshing to see an event immediately take the legacy of their event into consideration, instead of leaving it as an afterthought. Congrats on your new venture!

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  13. How much are tickets going to be?

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  14. How much are the tickets is all I need to know?

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