The 12 Types Of People You’ll Meet At Electric Forest

first_imgThe annual Electric Forest in Rothbury, MI is a melting pot of music lovers, creative souls, and friendly faces all uniting for one weekend under a common goal of experiencing all that one of the country’s most unique music festivals has to offer. Characters from all walks of life flock to Sherwood Forest to explore interactive art installations, see all types of music, and dance until the wee hours of the morning. This year, the favorite annual festival has expanded to two distinct weekends, featuring scores of scheduled sets from some of the finest acts in jam, electronic and beyond, including hosts The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Odesza, My Morning Jacket, Above & Beyond, Bassnectar, The Revivalists, Kamasi Washington, [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits, Flume, DJ Snake, Big Gigantic, Claude VonStroke, A-Trak, Consider The Source, Eoto, Eric Krasno Band, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Papadosio, Spafford, The Motet, Gold Clap, Nahko & Medicine For The People, Lotus, and so many more (for the full lineup for both weekends of Electric Forest in 2017, head here).But while the extensive musical lineup is undoubtedly a huge part of the festival’s draw, Electric Forest is also notable for attracting music lovers of all genres to its magical electric oasis. As we prepare for our return to the Forest this weekend, here are some of the types of people we’ve encountered during past years in Sherwood Forest:All photos by Patrick Hughes of Faces of Festivals; full gallery at the bottom.1. The Enthusiastic High-FiverWhether he/she has attended one festival this summer or ten, the novelty never seems to fade, greeting you with an ecstatic “Happy Forressstttttt!!!” at each juncture. He/she is also likely to be partaking in the regular “CARRRLLLLLL?!” chant, refusing to believe that it will ever get old. This person was most likely a camp counselor at some point in life.2. The Forest Creature Load remaining images The Hangar Stage is a time portal back to the 1920s, complete with a secret speakeasy/”Mile High Club”, barber shop, fake tattoo parlor, buffing station (yes, they use real car buffers, and yes, it feels incredible), game hall, and more. Electric Forest is certainly not known for skimping on attention to detail, and this whole new world within the festival is a testament to that, complete with character actors straight out of the roaring 20s.10. The Toy Aficionado Forest dwellers can often be spotted playing with various balls, hoops, and toys of all kinds, sometimes practicing for hours on end to show off their latest “flow”. These take the form of light up objects, and the more daring creatures will even incorporate fire.11. Group Costumes Love is everywhere in the forest! With childlike wonder running rampant and inhibitions low, Electric Forest is the perfect place to find your soulmate, or your weekend fling.9. The Hangar Girls Known for constantly going above and beyond, Electric Forest’s hired performers are on another level. Walking through the forest, you never know what you’ll encounter: a zebra, an 18th century porcelain doll, or perhaps the “fun police”. These actors never break character, and add to the playful, engaging environment.3. The Jellyfish HeadWhile the Electric Forest lineup is constantly expanding into new territory, the String Cheese Incident remains a staple of the fest, with six sets throughout the weekend including an annual highly anticipated Saturday spectacle. The Cheese fan tends to be full of positive energy and can often be found sporting jellyfish gear and spinning in circles donning a huge grin.4. The Hammock DwellerThese nocturnal creatures can often be found hibernating for extended periods of time during the daylight hours before embarking on a nighttime adventure through the wild territory of Sherwood Forest.5. The First-Time RaverYou can spot the casual first time raver at almost any festival. We found many first time Electric Forest attendees wandering the grounds, looking for their next dose of electronic music.6. The Spiritual GangstaYou got any heady crystals, bro?7. The BananaThis rare food/human hybrid scopes the forest seeking companionship.8. The Forest Lovers Subsets of forest creatures are known to shed their typical outer layer in favor of a unique or clever group costume, distinguishing themselves from the rest of the pack.12. The “This Is A Good Sign” GuyThey can’t ALL be good signs.FIND YOURSELF IN OUR FULL GALLERY BELOW:last_img read more

IRENA: Renewables now the lowest-cost power source in most of the world

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Solar power’s leading role in driving the energy transition – and the decarbonization of other sectors required to stave off catastrophic climate change – has once again been highlighted in a major global study.The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a study that not only signals the end times for coal-fired power, thanks to plunging unsubsidized clean power generation costs, but also indicates how cheap renewables can power the electrification needed to reduce carbon emissions from transport and space and water heating.“In most parts of the world today, renewables are the lowest-cost source of power generation,” states the first sentence of the Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018 report. That bold statement is backed up by a prediction that next year some 83% of the electricity generated by new PV capacity will be cheaper than new fossil fuel generation. Based on IRENA’s power purchase agreement and solar auction database, solar will generate electricity at a global weighted average price of $0.048/kWh in 2020. Such a figure would ensure PV electricity would also be cheaper than the marginal costs of power generated from 700 GW of existing coal-fired power stations worldwide.IRENA reports PV panel prices fell 26-32% between December 2017 and the end of last year, to European prices of around $216/W for the cheapest products, $306 for standard modules, $400 for high efficiency options and $420 for ‘all black’ panels. That in turn led to notable year-on-year falls in the cost of developing solar plants around the world, with India leading the way with PV projects costing a weighted average of just $793/kW of capacity installed. Project costs in China came in at $879/kW last year and Italy saw a fall to $870/kW. The wide variability of global prices was reflected by the fact solar projects cost an average $2,101/kW in Japan and $1,500 in the U.S. and Australia.Despite such wide price ranges, the levelized cost of solar electricity (LCOE) continued to fall in most regions, with the U.K. and Germany rare exceptions. The end price of solar electricity fell 21% year-on-year in India to $0.063/kWh; 20% in China, to $0.067; and 18% in the United States, to 0.082/kWh. While Japan experienced only a 1% fall last year, to $0.153/kWh, Germany actually saw a 2% rise in the solar LCOE, due to higher project development costs.Record low LCOE figures recorded in the UAE, Mexico, Peru, Chile and Saudi Arabia showed a price of just $0.03/kWh is possible in many of the world’s sunnier regions as IRENA recorded a global average price for solar power of $0.085/kWh in 2018.More: PV leads the way as renewables threaten coal-fired power IRENA: Renewables now the lowest-cost power source in most of the worldlast_img read more

Professor remembered for his mentorship

first_imgArthur John “Jack” Langguth, professor emeritus at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, died on Monday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 81.Front line · Professor emeritus Arthur Languth, 81, served as the Saigon bureau chief for the New York Times in 1964, during the Vietnam War. – Courtesy of USC Annenberg Langguth died of respiratory failure, his close friends told the New York Times.After growing up an only child in Minneapolis, Langguth went on to graduate from Harvard College in 1955. As a journalist, Langguth reported on the front lines during a turbulent period. He covered John F. Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign for Look magazine before joining the New York Times. During the Vietnam War, he served as a Southeast Asia correspondent for the newspaper in 1964 and the Saigon bureau chief in 1965.Langguth authored more than a dozen books, including Our Vietnam: The War 1954-1975 and Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution. His latest book, After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace, about the Reconstruction period in America, will be released by Simon & Schuster in September.Former students and colleagues shared their memories of Langguth on social media.Annenberg professor Joe Saltzman, who first met Langguth in 1962 at the Valley Times Today in Los Angeles, reflected on his friendship with Langguth in a series of posts on Facebook and in an article on the Annenberg website.“Jack was the kindest man I know when it came to anyone who asked his help,” Saltzman wrote. “He was mentor to dozens of young writers — looking over their work, making razor-sharp suggestions for improvement, helping them get a publisher or an agent. And he was as loyal a friend as anyone could ever have.”A former student, Elson Trinidad, now a writer for, took to Twitter to voice his sadness.“The  greatest  thing Dr. Jack Langguth taught me at @USCAnnenberg was confidence in my own writing. Thanks & RIP, sir,” Trinidad wrote.Langguth left no surviving family members.last_img read more

Turkeys don’t stay for dinner

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GREENLAWN, N.Y. – Fifteen wild turkeys strutted into a suburban hamlet on Thanksgiving Day and then left just in time to avoid dinner. The turkeys showed up Thursday morning, drawing crowds of spectators, but left – marching in single file – about 1 p.m. Suffolk County police were called because the turkeys created a traffic hazard while crossing a road. But the officers didn’t have to intervene because the birds kept walking – and hadn’t been seen or heard from since, residents said Friday. Resident Joyce Logan said there was no practical joke involved and the turkeys could have wandered into the Long Island neighborhood about 40 miles east of Manhattan from a nearby wooded area, where she had been hearing gobbles since summer. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsLogan said the birds walked away in a straight line between her house and her neighbor’s, and she went back inside to prepare a store-bought turkey dinner for her family.last_img read more