This year a new festival joined the ranks of sweet West Coast juggling congregations. The folks at Oregon State, led capably by Ed Provencher, David Sallee, and Chris Comstock, threw together a full three-day blast, complete with public show, Sean McKinney competition, workshops, Renegade stage, and Best Trick comp. Did I mention that the whole thing took place in a huge armory on the campus, with good eats and a great theater nearby? Ryan Mellors, Aaron Gregg, David Kha, VanillaTown, and other notables made the scene and performed in the public show. Everything ran smoothly and I came away thinking that this festival could be the next Portland, or the next CDA. One other thing to remember: Ed was living in Korea for pretty much the whole time they were organizing this shindig!??!!! Awesome.
To see the official website and check out some teaser video clips, click here.