Mysteryland USA Festival
10-13 June 2016, Mysteryland USA Festival
In June 2016, we headed to the hallowed grounds of Woodstock and brought the Guerilla Science experience to one of the largest EDM Music Festivals in the US. While the sun was up, we took Mysteryland’s nomads on a trippy adventure with Flavor Feast and the Intergalactic Travel Bureau, then showed them how to hack the festival dating game with Sensory Speed Dating. And when the sun went down, it was all beats and flames on the Fire Organ.
Intergalactic Travel agents greeted festival goers—better known as nomads—as they entered Mysteryland’s Healing Garden. Our expert team from the Intergalactic Travel Bureau helped guests plan their next intergalactic vacations and send postcards from space. Next door saw sizeable queues for our psychedelic Flavor Feast stand. Guests were offered an array of flavor-tripping experiences from taste tripping with miracle berries to juicy illusions with confusing cocktails.
Sensory Speed Dating was also a hit with Mysteryland’s nomads. Friends and significant others participated, and the event even drew a crowd of voyeurs who watched, laughed, and took notes from the sidelines.
The Fire Organ saw an impressive display of talent from Mysteryland’s EDM family. Our flames danced to the tune of classical piano, beat boxing, soul and R&B, and a surprising amount of Vanessa Carlton renditions.
Mysteryland USA was a festival of many firsts for us. This was our first Simons Grant project, the first showing of our trippy Flavor Feast stand, and our first foray into Snapchat! In the future, we look forward to exploring possible collaborations with new friends made at MLUSA 2016.