Mayan Holidaze, Dec 2012
Mayan Holidaze 2012
December 17-21, 2012
We came, we saw, we SURVIVED the ending of the Mayan calendar and it all was quite magical. Not only did all the bands capture the essence with musical highlights, but there was a vibe among the crowd…an understanding that change is necessary, new thinking and positive actions are required if we want to continue with this beautiful life we lead. Mayan Holidaze 2012 was a simply wonderful week.
The Biscuits played "Above the Waves" while fans danced in the ocean. During their set on 12/21, Umphrey’s appropriately broke into R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World As We Know It." STS9, who has based a lot of their career around the Mayan Calendar, had tribal dancers on stage and their entire 12/21set was extremely mystical. On the last full day of the Mayan calendar STS9 led a huge expedition to the Mayan ruins in Tulum and it was an incredibly spiritual experience for the band members and the fans. Other memorable activities included the Salsa-Off hosted by Jake Cinninger (instead of last year's Guac-Off), the Poker Tournament with Jeffree Lerner and David Murphy, and the Tennis Tournament with Kris Meyers and Brendan Bayliss. So many great memories, we cant wait to do it again!