Last weekend was the first annual Dirtybird Campout; possibly the most creative and awesome thing to happen to the modern music festival craze. From the non-stop deep-house-west-coast-booty-bass tunes, plenty of games and activities, and good vibes from beginning to end, it was the perfect mix of a music festival dance party and the classic summer camp for your inner child to let loose.
The festival’s roots date back to the early 2000’s when Dirtybird Records founder, Claude VonStroke (real name: Barclay Crenshaw) relocated from Detroit to San Francisco, and started hosting the Dirtybird BBQ; a free outdoor BBQ / day-party in Golden Gate Park … fast-forward a decade later: Dirtybird has since moved to Los Angeles, the BBQ Party is touring to cities around the U.S. and Dirtybird following has grown enough to team up with Do LaB, and nearly sellout this roughly 5,000 attendee, 3 day festival!
The reason for Dirtybird’s growing success seems pretty clear; A Focus on Great Music and Great Vibes. Everyone is there to have a good time and everyone treats each other with respect. It was awesome to see ‘Camp Counselor Claude’, Justin Martin, Ardalan, Justin Jay, and the rest of the Dirtybird family and friends out on the dance floor or having fun participating in the camp activities. No Egos; No superiority; Just one big Campout where friends can come together and enjoy the music. It’s a beautiful thing, and I’m already looking forward to the next one.