Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bicycle Music Festival 2012

The Bicycle Music Festival in San Francisco California is one heck of a pedal-powered mobile part. The summer of 2012 was the 6th annual BMF, and things got rolling in the afternoon in Golden Gate Park with bike-blended ice cream and smoothies, food by HotBike!, and seven acts:

Lia Rose & Tiny Television, Major Powers & the Lo-Fi Symphony, Oona, Kipchoge, Rupa & the April Fishes, and Capoeira Ijexá.

Rock the Bike rigged up the sound system and transported it via bicycles to the park. Audience members hopped on one of their fourteen stationary bikes which are wired up to power a full-range sound system including subs, a mini-line array, and loudspeakers.

Early afternoon BMF 2012

Flux Bikes interactive jam

After an awesome afternoon of music in the meadow, all of the stage/sound gear was as loaded back up onto bikes and the entire festival took to the streets.  But the music didn't stop there! A mobile stage, pirate radio transmitter, and Fossil Fool the bike rapper kept the beats bumping all the way to Showplace Triangle in Portrero, where the night portion of the party took place.

Rin Tin Tiger, MC Rai, Obo Martin, Shake Your Peace!, The Genie, and Birds and Batteries.