I’m going backwards in my life again! I just realized that I didn’t celebrate properly, on my blog, the amazing fantabulous spectacle of Beakerhead 2019! On the evening of September 21, there was such a razz-a-ma-tazzzz filled with inspiring displays, and a big smooosh of art and science in Calgary’s core! I would like to express gratitude to my friend, Steven, who made this experience possible and for Pat for attending this fun evening with me.
There was a public parking fiasco to begin with…but with a second trip back to my car, that was rectified. The fiasco led to a serendipitous visit to an art gallery where Pat and I ended up bidding on art in a silent auction (where, it seems, clients had no idea how to bid in a silent auction) and we left with some art work.
By the time we made it on to Prince’s Island Park, it was pitch black. There was a huge line up, larger than any I have ever seen at Calgary Folk Festival. Personally, I was happy to discover in a timely fashion the portable toilets and then we were off to realize the magic that surrounded us. I always really enjoy attending events with Pat because inevitably she ends up in an interesting conversation, whether that be with someone in a line up for a food truck or with a University of Calgary student working on a solar powered car design.
I’ve got to say that while the fire and the lights and the throbbing music were sensational, my favourite display of the evening was a giant pop up book based on biological studies. I absolutely loved it. Second to that, of course, the giant polar bear demanding everyone’s attention. And finally, I was in awe of the beautiful resting area where above our heads, classical music and an experience of the cosmos unfolded in spinning concentric designs.
The remainder of this post will be visual in nature. Beakerhead was a SPECTACLE this year. I’m glad for the opportunity to attend. Only suggestions would be to deal with whatever the issue was around accessibility to food and beverages…and mayhaps lighting strips along the pathways?? Apart from those minor edits, keep Beakerhead in Calgary. It is pure magic!
Learning about propane.
Learning about solar and electric cars.