In Photos: Dirtybird Campout's East Coast DebutArticle by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus
Tue February 06, 2018 | 15:50 PM
You may have heard about a few hiccups early on during Dirtybird Campout East this past weekend, but that didn't stop the festival from delivering an otherwise seriously awesome debut in St. Cloud, Florida.
Yes, the fest was shutdown for about three hours on Friday, February 2 following noise complaints, but Dirtybird Campout reopened that night to campers, and its music schedule was back in full swing Saturday and on through Sunday. Plenty of sizzling solo sets and b2bs from the likes of Seth Troxler, Biz Markie, J.Phlip, Shiba San, Barclay Crenshaw, Claptone, Justin Martin, Craze, and many more revived campers' spirits, while activities and games like dodge ball, water balloon tosses, and pie eating contests – all reminiscent of those summer camp days of yore – kept the overall vibe high.
Dirtybird's lawyer, Leslie Zigel, is a true hero of the festival; he worked hard to get the fest's permit back so that everyone could keep dancing.
"At the 11th hour, Dirtybird Campout East reached out to Leslie Jose Zigel, who together with his partner Joe Geller of Greenspoon Marder persuaded County officials to agree to a compromise in reducing the hours and decibel level of the music to allow the festival to go on, while being sensitive to the local community noise complaints."
Three cheers to Dirtybird's lawyers, and hip hip hooray for everyone who stuck with the Dirtybird crew through thick and thin. Enjoy photos of the weekend action below.