Our first art and music fest was way too fun
Looking back on Saturday night, I don’t think I’ve ever said thank you so many times and really meant it. Call it gratuitous, but here go a few more because YDI. First and foremost, to the squad of all squads: D, Brad, Jesse, Cole, Morgan, Little Little, Baby D, Justin–love y’all and thank you for pouring so much into making this one go. To the artists, musical and otherwise, for creating great shit and sharing it with us. To the folks at EBX, and to Charles, Max, Jasmin, and Ray for documenting. Especially to Aleks, Ed, Dave, Darius, Nate, and Tim for hosting us and trusting that we wouldn’t fuck things up too bad. Lastly though, to my brother Max for building this thing with me, for helping to facilitate my weird ideas, and for really just believing in the kid.
For those of you for whom none of this makes any sense, last Saturday we launched Feels II, a celebration spread across three warehouses in West Oakland, showcasing some of our favorite creatives. I did some gushing on Twitter about it already, but this community is unreal and we’re lucky to be a part of it. I wouldn’t say our job is always easy, but finding tight folks to work with hasn’t ever really been a problem. Can’t think of a place I’d rather be doing this than here at home. Here’s to whatever’s next.