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Lightning in a Bottle

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In its third year, Lightning in a Bottle has grown into one of California's eminent music and arts festival. Despite the rain and cold weather at the Live Oak Campground in the forests of Santa Barbara, the four day event welcomed approximately 4,000 guests to camp beneath the trees and stars. What started out as a birthday party by Do Lab co-founders, Jesse and Josh Fleming (they are identical twins), has become a full-fledged festival full of top notch DJ's, performances, and art. With three DJ stages that included sets by Bassnectar, Adam Freeland, Marques Wyatt, The Glitch Mob, and Kazell, music filled the forest day and night; and inspired live performances by Cirque Bezerk, Lucent Dossier, and Yard Dogs Road Show, the weekend was not lacking of entertainment. Along with the performances, there were plenty of speakers (which included Chris Paine, Daniel Pinchbeck, and Nick Baggarly), workshops, and panels that discussed everything from Cyber Consciousness to Growing Architecture.

Check out my entire photo set from Lightning in a Bottle, or you can visit the Lightning in a Bottle Photo Pool on Flickr.

All photos and videos by Ryan Jesena.