All-female music festival to take place in 2014
“Where are all the women at Coachella?” Buzzfeed asked in an article published shortly after this year’s lineup announcement. It was a valid question, as female-led outfits accounted for only 16% of the total bill. Though Buzzfeed offered no solutions, an article published in Slate a short time later deemed gender inequality to be an industry-wide epidemic and called on music festival organizers, who champion themselves as the bearers of alternative subcultures, to “expand beyond their narrow roots, maybe fans and organizers should start to take the commercially and critically successful female acts they currently deride more seriously.” It seems as if HARD Events co-founder Gary Richards is heeding that advice — and then some.
Today, Richards revealed plans for an all-female electronic music festival to take place in 2014. In an interview with WildSpice Magazine, Richards admitted that of all the performers that appeared at HARD Events from 2008-2013, only 8% were women. “I try my hardest to mix it up… I dunno why it ends up being more male-driven,” Richards said. “But I think hopefully it changes. I would love to have 60 female DJs that are all awesome. To me, I always think everything’s better with girls…there’s tons of cool female artists, I wish there were more.”
He continued: “I’ve been asked this question so many times that I feel like we need to develop it more. You know develop a brand or something…to give girls more of a chance I have a concept for a show that’s all girl performers… It’s not a 70,000-person event. But I do see more females coming up and I’m definitely gonna do it 2014.”
Richards went on to say the event would probably take place at Los Angeles’ Palladium, but admitted he still has a long way to go before making it a reality. “I’m not worried about selling the tickets, it’s just getting them all at the same time.”
WHAT DO YOU MEAN I’M OVERREACTING
they are giant children who happen to have an access to twitter.
Three characters might be enough to sum up everything going through my head right now but I’m gotta do what I do and vomit over my keyboard hoping for feelings to come out with the rest of the gloop.
As I was filming this last scene, I could not help but feel a deep sadness for what was to come. It was inevitable after all, of course it was, Kevin Tran advanced placement of Neighbor Michigan was supposed to die a less than heroic death by the end of Supernatural’s 7th season. Sam and Dean would take a moment to sigh in regret and then move on as they should and we would have done the same. This show was supposed to be nothing to me… but it became everything.
It’s weird to stop and think just how far Kevin has come since I first met him and how much he’s been able to accomplish in such a short time. He’s lost everything and everyone he’s ever known, forced to run and hide and at such a young age, you kinda wonder how else he was ever gonna rest in peace.
They said every prophet was supposed to have an archangel tethered to them for divine intervention should there be danger. Chuck had Raphael to protect him from Lilith but by the time Kevin had become the prophet, the arch angels were either dead or locked away. I like to think that the SPNFamily had been Kevin’s angels all along and the biggest reason for his survival. I thank you for that. These thoughts were swimming through my head as I lay there on the floor in darkness.
I had prosthetics on my eyes so I couldn’t see, nor could my eyes be seen. That was for the best because it was in those moments that I said my farewells. To the studio, the houseboat, the Men of Letters bunker where I spent so much time. To craft services, the caterers, and the candy tray, where I spent even more time. To the faces I’ve gotten so used to seeing over the last two years, I had to say “see ya later” because I just couldn’t bring myself to say goodbye, all the while hoping that the glue holding my eye pieces in place weren’t in jeopardy of dissolving.
It’s been an amazing ride and though I knew it was coming, it’s still this strange sensation that I can’t quite readily describe in this mindset. I’ve met so many wonderful people and I’ve made so many memories I’ll cherish for a lifetime.. but it’s that time where I say my thanks and take that last step into the fandom and let that world envelop me as I continue to support the show and the fans that have changed my life. Thank you for everything you’ve done, everything you’re doing, and everything you continue to do. Thank you.
And yes, I do think #KevinLives. In all of our hearts :)
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So the way Osric is going on in here it sounds like Kevin isn’t returning? Or is he just toying with our emotions?
This is disgustingly cute.
Jared Padalecki’s live tweets from episode 9.09 of Supernatural.
I’m sorry everyone’s really upset about Kevin but I’m just like… Sam’s body is being used against his will again and he’s probably conscious of it now because Gadreel or what the fuck ever has no reason to erase his memories and now Sam is just freaking out because he hurt Dean and killed Kevin and it’s like Lucifer all over again
if that’s a thing that can happen
why didn’t anna just kill uriel and absorb his grace
i mean clearlygrace isn’t the actual substantive thing that is an angel, and obviouslywhat should have happened isn’t another angel in the jimmy novak vessel…
carry me my wayward sons
fuck this show I’m so damn done
such an ache inside my chest
time to cry some more
Omg orlando jones livetweeting supernatural. That man. I adore him.
Can we talk about Kevin Tran a moment, aka Advanced Placement, aka a 19 year old genius ripped from a safe suburban life and thrown into one of monsters and angels who are anything but, aka the boy who outsmarted the King of Hell, aka the boy who in the span of a year has lost literally everyone he loves including his girlfriend and mother, aka the boy who APOLOGIZES when he thinks he’s been killed and is letting Sam and Dean down simply by BEING DEAD.
I don’t know if there’s a single character on spn without a back story that’ll break your heart, but I feel like Kevin deserves a special mention because he wasn’t raised a hunter, or ever had any training in the supernatural, he was just a kid who played the cello and enjoyed learning and was looking forward to college. In short, he was just like so many us, until his life went to hell. But instead of giving up or giving in, he kept on fighting, kept on thinking and working and doing what everyone asked of him at the expense of his own sanity and health and even prepared to pay for it at the cost of his own life. All just because it was the right thing to do.
Kevin Tran is my hero.