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August 30 - Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach

Discussion in 'Events and Activities' started by Alys Beach, May 6, 2008.

  1. Jennifer Steele

    Jennifer Steele Beach Fanatic

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    Kurt could start using the line, "You heard it here first, folks."
     
  2. Josette

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    I am really excited about going tonight. Are there still tickets? Is it still on?
     
  3. rapunzel

    rapunzel Beach Fanatic

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    No rain in Alys (we could throw a rock and hit Alys from our house) as of now. We are preparing to head over now!
     
  4. ckhagen

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    I'm so disappointed :(

    Had the babysitter and everything...
    We came at 8 and left at 10, but still didn't really know what the end deal was as far as the displays. When we saw them packing the projectors up we figured it was a wash. Anyone know?
     
  5. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    "It was just terrible," as I like to say to help keep too many people from crowding a really cool event. Early rain presented problems for some of the outdoor computers and projectors. They were hoping for only a short delay, and directed guests to the Pool area. There were a few projectors working, but only as a tease. Rain, humidity and circuit boards don't mix. Around 730p, the rain had slowed to only a slight drizzle, which soon stopped completely. The Pool was set up for the after the show party, but it quickly became the party, and everyone I spoke to, thoroughly enjoyed it, even though we didn't see much of the art. I think I saw nearly everyone I know at Alys Beach tonight, and I met a few new friends. The DJ was rocking the house from the deck above the pool. Bars and Food were served, and some football game was on a big screen, tucked away in the back. Eventually, the super-sized Wii was started up, and I think a few kids may now be nearsighted. That was big! Overall, it was a great time. The people at Alys Beach who set it all up were surely disappointed that it didn't go as planned, but we all had a great time, thanks to their quick thinking and contingency plans. Alys Beach did a fabulous job. I cannot wait to go back. Also to be commended are the architects who designed such an inspiring pool (It is so much more than just a pool.), and John R and crew for working on all of the tech stuff.
    As many of my small friends say, "Do it again! Do it again!"
     
  6. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    Kitty, I got some pics for you, but patients is required.
     
  7. John R

    John R needs to get out more

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  8. Neu!Turismo

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    30-A Has Stabbed Me In the Gut Once Again...

    But the night was all good. DJ Harry rocked the party, the crowd was cool, and the vibe was right. It was good times, but I poured a lot of hard work into this thing, and to not see the final result of it rips me up inside.

    I do applaud Alys Beach for what they were going for. They've got a great place over there.
     
  9. Smiling JOe

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  11. Jdarg

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    I think the turnout and excitement for this event is a clear sign for Alys beach to have this event again! Even though only a few of the digital entries were able to be shown, the ones we did see were really cool, and left us wanting to see more!

    Everyone made the most of the unfortunate and untimely weather- hanging at the Caliza pool and seeing pretty much everyone in town was great fun. I took Kate up to "hang" with DJ Harry, and his tunes had her dancing her feet off in a puddle, followed by a shadow dance against one of the white walls of Alys. Come visit again soon Harry!!:clap:

    The people watching was great- if I had not been watching a child, I would have parked myself on one of many amazing seating choices and been completely content to watch- lots of great (and interesting) outfits and people!

    Thanks to everyone who worked so hard- we can't fight Mother Nature, but I think everyone's adaptation to the situation turned out well!
     
  12. Miss Kitty

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    I was so excited about this event from the get go and love how Alys Beach (especially kickball kell) comes up with these out of the box happenings! Thanks for the report...how cool that everyone adapted and still had funn...that is sowal at it's finest!!! :clap:
     
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    Kickball Kell should get gigantic hugs from every single person she sees today!
     
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    Breathtaking. :wub:
     
  16. Jennifer Steele

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    Despite the changes that had to be made due to rain, this event was awesome. Congrats to Kelli, Alys, John, Mike and all at Alys Beach for creating, designing, producing such a beautiful and FUNN event!!!!!!

    PLEASE have Digital Graffiti 2!!!!!
     
  17. Smiling JOe

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    I heard last night from some Alys peeps, that they were strongly considering making this an annual event.
     
  18. em marcus

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    If they made it every year- that would be great... Alys beach Plan B is better than most of 30a's Plan A!
    Although, I can't imagine that once the rest of the home owners 'fill-in' there that those home owners would be 'down' for that? The music was bouncing off the walls all throughout Alys Beach.
    It was fantastic!

    Seems to me that this area is straved for something like that.
    Note to Alys Beach: make it happen baby!
     
  19. Chandra

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    Thanks to all the folks that made that happen! It's unfortunate we didn't get to see more art, but the dance party that ensued was spectacular. I had some pics I took with my phone, but they have mysteriously disappeared?? I might have been making phone calls when I thought I was taking pictures. Oops.

    I agree with em--sowal NEEDS more of this type of entertainment. DJ Harry, please come back soon!
     
  20. Allifunn

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    It was AWESOME!! So many wonderful people were there. If it had gone full force, as intended, it would have been the event of the year! It was pretty darn spectacular as it was! :clap:
    I loved the walking man projected on the wall as I entered ALys with a sign below him that said "this way" I am not sure what he was made of, but it was COOL!!!!!
     

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