How to Yarness Coachella Posted on 16 Apr 18:00
Last week Yarness hit weekend 1 of the mega SoCal music fest. I introduced the crowds to Yarness slowly and pilot-tested some new products.
On day 1 I hit the polo fields with a respectable neon yellow bulldog yarness. I got a couple pictures and a notable compliment from the woman selling chicken fingers.
The impact of the Yarness was not fully realized until I stepped into the Yuma dance tent. I got my jiggles on and was hard not to notice me under the black light.
The bottom ring of the Yarness was also a handy place to store one's sunglasses FYI.
Upon exiting the tent, the sun went down. That was time to bust out the glow crowns. Here is a picture of one at dusk, on someone with big poofy bear paws.
So here are what the crowns look like with the lights turned on, but with stage lighting.
Here they are with some black light / darkness.
In a crowd of 40,000, they were absolutely essential to help find your friends in the hoarde. They were little head beacons.
So after a fun evening of music I returned to the festival on day 2 wearing my newly created crochet shorts (!) and new apex yarness and boy howdy did the crowds go crazy. There are many pictures floating about out there in the digital universe. I made sure to capture the moment myself. Here are some pictures of me jumping up and down with excitement.
The shorts were quite breathable in the desert heat. I stitched on little pockets for aesthetic pleasure. They retained their fit all day. I just wish I would have worn a jock strap under them to better feature some of my erm... assets.
I ran into people in Native American headdresses. I got annoyed so I took this photo. The guy had no idea.
I went to Yuma again on day 2 and ran into a fan wearing one of our head ties. It glowed in the black light with all it's splendor.
(I'm kind of obsessed with that photo).
Now onto day 3. While I mostly just rocked a Bernhard Willhelm tank, I did run around for a while in my yarn gimp mask.
Here are some pictures of me interpreting the desert.
Then I hit the Yuma tent one last time and I am quite happy I did. I did some "suffocation dancing," but before I sweat too much in the mask, we captured a shot of me repping the gear with the mask's smile glowing under the black lights. There is a real freedom in moving through a crowd when no one can recognize you.
All in all I had a fabulous time; I saw some great music, danced my butt off and met some amazing people. I will definitely be back next year.
Crowns, shorts and new Yarnesses should be available for purchase soon. If you are interested in any special Summer festival creations I encourage you to reach out directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.