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Photos: Sonic Blossom at Cervantes, 10/14/11, Night One

Outside the venue is always full of smokers, talkers and friends meeting. A show like Sonic Blossom will always draw local talent. We caught Michal Menert walking through the crowd, Jay Jaramillo enjoying Octopus Nebula, and Zack Karuzas making the rounds.
Outside the venue is always full of smokers, talkers and friends meeting. A show like Sonic Blossom will always draw local talent. We caught Michal Menert walking through the crowd, Jay Jaramillo enjoying Octopus Nebula, and Zack Karuzas making the rounds.
Photo by Britt Chester
A massage chair set outside of the venue was available for anyone looking to get a good rub down before the show. Donations were accepted, but not required.
A massage chair set outside of the venue was available for anyone looking to get a good rub down before the show. Donations were accepted, but not required.
Photo by Britt Chester
With prints available, this vendor displayed a light-up board art installation. The work is intricate, delicate with every detail in regard to the entire image that completes a particular meaning. It is work like this that is often seen at Cervantes being painted live, or in this case, simply on display for purchase.
With prints available, this vendor displayed a light-up board art installation. The work is intricate, delicate with every detail in regard to the entire image that completes a particular meaning. It is work like this that is often seen at Cervantes being painted live, or in this case, simply on display for purchase.
Photo by Britt Chester
Fire dancers and hula-hoops, a common sight at electronic shows nowadays, entertained guests for a portion of the evening. The aerials were to come later, but the fire poi is always a spectacular performance.
Fire dancers and hula-hoops, a common sight at electronic shows nowadays, entertained guests for a portion of the evening. The aerials were to come later, but the fire poi is always a spectacular performance.
Photo by Britt Chester
Robin Bloch of Octopus Nebula gears up during a song, live syncing audio through his laptop to coincide with the live performace. Octopus Nebula also played the main stage at Sonic Bloom this past summer, so an appearance at Sonic Blossom was not only expected, but eagerly awaited by the full venue.
Robin Bloch of Octopus Nebula gears up during a song, live syncing audio through his laptop to coincide with the live performace. Octopus Nebula also played the main stage at Sonic Bloom this past summer, so an appearance at Sonic Blossom was not only expected, but eagerly awaited by the full venue.
Photo by Britt Chester
Local artist Michael Garfield announced via Facebook that Sonic Blossom would be his final live painting performance in Colorado. This is sure to disappoint his local fans, but Garfield will undoubtedly move on towards progressing his work. (Garfield designed and produced the cover art for Project Aspect's "Put This World On Hold" album).
Local artist Michael Garfield announced via Facebook that Sonic Blossom would be his final live painting performance in Colorado. This is sure to disappoint his local fans, but Garfield will undoubtedly move on towards progressing his work. (Garfield designed and produced the cover art for Project Aspect's "Put This World On Hold" album).
Photo by Britt Chester

 

Aerial dancers performed during Octopus Nebula. Though fluidity and improvisation of the movements is key, there is always a rhyme and reason to each show. The presentation in and of itself is impressive, but when the dancing matches the beats and music perfectly, the venue erupts.
Aerial dancers performed during Octopus Nebula. Though fluidity and improvisation of the movements is key, there is always a rhyme and reason to each show. The presentation in and of itself is impressive, but when the dancing matches the beats and music perfectly, the venue erupts.
Photo by Britt Chester
Phadroid and the interpretive dancer on the stage wowed guests with a live visual presentation. The graphics mapped on the white backdrop synched perfectly with the dancers movements, which ranged from ballet-style to contact juggling. If ever the opportunity, do not miss this performance.
Phadroid and the interpretive dancer on the stage wowed guests with a live visual presentation. The graphics mapped on the white backdrop synched perfectly with the dancers movements, which ranged from ballet-style to contact juggling. If ever the opportunity, do not miss this performance.
Photo by Britt Chester
The south wall under the balcony is packed with artists. From psychedelic landscapes to abstractly flowing works, the art is always changing and keeps attention of many a passerby.
The south wall under the balcony is packed with artists. From psychedelic landscapes to abstractly flowing works, the art is always changing and keeps attention of many a passerby.
Photo by Britt Chester
Octopus Nebula for the win in the Ballroom.
Octopus Nebula for the win in the Ballroom.
Photo by Britt Chester
Vendors packed in the back of the Otherside selling stones, art, jewelry and hats. Lot's of hats.
Vendors packed in the back of the Otherside selling stones, art, jewelry and hats. Lot's of hats.
Photo by Britt Chester

 

Jantsen with a full Otherside during his set. Jantsen's remix with Bassnectar has garnered much respect for this rising, well, risen really, local deejay. It's heavy, hard hitting bass that leaves you breathless and wanting more. Check out more Jantsen, and if you like Bassnectar and the heavy drops that accompany, then download his music.
Jantsen with a full Otherside during his set. Jantsen's remix with Bassnectar has garnered much respect for this rising, well, risen really, local deejay. It's heavy, hard hitting bass that leaves you breathless and wanting more. Check out more Jantsen, and if you like Bassnectar and the heavy drops that accompany, then download his music.
Photo by Britt Chester
The Otherside didn't need to compete with the Ballroom, but it certainly complimented it. With Jantsen headlining after a set by Govinda, which featured belly dancers and an impressive violin recital, the Otherside remained packed all the way to the back wall, where vendors distributed precious stones, jewelry and more art.
The Otherside didn't need to compete with the Ballroom, but it certainly complimented it. With Jantsen headlining after a set by Govinda, which featured belly dancers and an impressive violin recital, the Otherside remained packed all the way to the back wall, where vendors distributed precious stones, jewelry and more art.
Photo by Britt Chester
Fire poi in the Ballroom on one of the dance boxes. These boxes get moved during the headliners when performers are not present, but remain steadily focused upon during a fire presentation.
Fire poi in the Ballroom on one of the dance boxes. These boxes get moved during the headliners when performers are not present, but remain steadily focused upon during a fire presentation.
Photo by Britt Chester
Belly dancer of Govinda. Belly dancing is sexy. If you haven't seen any recently, go.
Belly dancer of Govinda. Belly dancing is sexy. If you haven't seen any recently, go.
Photo by Britt Chester


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