“I’m most excited to see Vulfpeck. I discovered them on Spotify. It was random, but it started with one song: ‘It Gets Funkier.’ It kept playing. Then they started releasing more parts, and now there’s three. Every time they add to it. It’s kind of the same rhythm, but they do it differently. I saw them last year at Fool’s Paradise in St. Augustine. I liked their vibe… the way they were talking on stage. The bassist Joe Dart was chilling by himself, I think it was during Chris Robinson’s set, and I told him, ‘Whatever it takes, make sure Florida is always on your list.’ It’s all about the music. The music is, at the end, what drives everything.”
“I’m on a team with a bunch of other artists, and we worked on the floral installations. It’s Assyrian floral design. My friends made the flowers and plants in front of the beach stage, and I helped put together the pieces in Yogachobee. One of them is a yoni. But you have to know what a yoni looks like… because you’re not going to see an actual vagina. It’s feminine energy. The world needs a little more feminine energy. We need more nurtuting—more love, caring, understanding and compassion. And that’s what we’re here to bring.”
“This is my sister and my best friend. We came to Okeechobee last year—it was my first camping festival. Nothing is wrong with any style of dress, but we were in jeans and crop tops. So we’ve been thinking about how to express our style since last September…we’ve been morphing into this. She’s so good at makeup. I can’t draw, I can’t paint, but I picked out her entire outfit. Throughout the year, we evolved into what we are now. We’re dressed like this because of Okeechobee. The festival ignited our creativity.”
“I’m from New York. Well, I’m originally from Costa Rica. I’ve lived in a lot of different countries, but now I live in New York—most of the time. When I was little, we moved around because of my dad’s job. I’ve lived in six different countries: Costa Rica, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Israel, Chile and the U.S. I learned a lot about the diversity of people. When you spend time in different places, you realize that people are very different. But in a lot of ways, they’re really all the same.”
“I was a rock hound for years. I mined crystals all over the country. Whenever I see something shiny on the ground, I want to pick it up and see what it is. I mined all 48 states. Fluorite, amethyst, smoky quartz, clear quartz, Herkimer diamond, labradorite, fire agate, lace agate, geodes. Petrified wood and Herkimer diamonds are my favorite. Herkimer diamonds because I could give a girl a diamond any time I wanted to, and they were the first real crystal I started mining. I tracked down a form of black petrified wood that wasn’t known to be in existence, and I’m the only one who knows where it is. Whenever I go get it, everyone freaks out.”