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Babes of Bass Coast 2017

Photo by: Linka Odom
by Laura Mason | @masonlazarus Wed July 12, 2017 | 03:40 PM

Bass Coast is known for being sex positive and creating a safe space for self expression, whether you're a lady (it's known for its haven-esque ambience for women) or a dude.

"People call Bass Coast a lot of things: Space Coast, Space Toast, Bliss Coast, Babe Coast," said the festival's director of communications, Paul Brooks. "Playing around with the name is awesome, but we're mindful of the connotations of certain nicknames. We don’t want people to think that they have to be a babe to go to Bass Coast. But what is a babe? In the context of Bass Coast, a babe could be a person identifying as a male, female, transgender or other, who is given a space to express themselves and explore parts of themselves they might not be able to in their normal day to day life. To me, that's a sexy, attractive thing. And that's the babe in 'Babe Coast.' We might attract an attractive crowd, but you don’t have to consider yourself a babe to come to the festival. You can be any shape size or age, you can identify as any gender. Bass Coast is for everyone. We invite everyone to come on site and get in touch with their inner babe. I personally think that nerds and intellectuals are babes. People wanting to expand their consciousness are babes."

Behold the babes of Bass Coast, captured by photographer Linka Odom.

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