By Devin Duckworth | October 17th, 2011
Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, Treasure Island Music Festival once again stole the hearts of many with its boisterous carnival themes, quirky booths, genre-appropriate weekend scheduling, and supremely thought-out set rosters.
With each set staggered between the two extremely close stages, it was almost impossible to miss a show, allowing the festival goers to pick and choose which shows to attend or skip and quickly run to the nearest wine/beer booth. Day one focused on hip hop, electronica, and dance-pop genres; a day considered to most as the “wilder” day with chaotic crowds and costume-clad attendees.
BEST “GOT MUNCHIES?” BOOTH: ANDALU’S FRIED MAC N’ CHEESE
Straight from San Francisco’s Mission District, Andalu provided the perfect treat for TI’s party people. Served piping hot with a side of a special sweet and sour sauce, this little slice of fried mac n’ cheese heaven was the rainbow sprinkles on top of an already scrumptious day.
T.I.’S BURIED TREASURE: THE WORKSHOP’S “CAMP D.I.Y.”
Part grown-up summer camp, part lounge, Camp D.I.Y. was quite the popular place to go get your hands dirty in some interactive projects. Under this tent various projects included making your own terrariums, dreamcatchers, screenprinted bandanas, beer koozies, etc. The only thing I can recommend for next year would be to not close down shop so early!