Chris Hardwick just blew the top off music festivals with his stunning debut of ID10T Music and Comic Conival. This new festival featured headliners such as Weezer, Girl Talk, and Madeon and also had live comedy and a whole comic book convention inside!
Hardwick saw an opportunity to fill a gap in the world. A gap that only a mix of a music festival, comedy show, and a comic convention could fill. He absolutely succeeded in creating one of the most unique events I’ve ever been to. If you like music there was a little bit of everything. If you like art, it was there. If you like comedy, they got it. If you’re into video games, Hardwick’s got you! A few of the vendors even had virtual reality games that you can play while you wait for the next set!
The event took place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, Palo Alto, California just about an hour or so from San Francisco. Although, a big small ID10t Fest really managed to utilize the space around the area of the venue to transform the event into a multifaceted community oriented event. Not to mention the venue was absolutely breath-taking. Surrounded by soaring California mountains in 70-degree weather, and not a single cloud in the sky. You really couldn’t ask for better conditions or location for the weekend.
2 Music Stages, 1 Comedy Tent, Multiple panels, video games, art, comics, what more could you possibly ask for!
Music festivals not your thing? How about comedy at the Comedy tent. Among the lineup, you could see comedic stand-up acts as big as Demetri Martin, Michael Che, Garfunkel and Oates, Nicki Glaser and much more!
Lastly, the festival featured a ton of comic books. From a live Nerdist Panel to Artist panels and even its own Artist Alley, ID10T festival featured a little bit of everything for literally everyone. I was lucky enough to attend the After Shock Comics panel where I got to hear a little about the creative process behind comic books from the artists and writers themselves.
It was an amazing experience to see such a diverse group of people come together to have a great time celebrating music, art, and comedy.
I personally really enjoyed this festival. I felt it was very well put together and organized. The Mad Decent Dance Stage had a remarkable lineup for its first year. I could never miss out on seeing Madeon. If you’re looking for a new producer to listen to, listen to him. His style and technique is fresh and unique.
All in all, the festival had great vibes and was a delightfully fresh take on music festivals. I’ll definitely be attending in full rave cosplay next year!
Check out the photos below from the Festival. Will you be attending next year?