Kidzapalooza’s Rock Star Yoga

Kidzapalooza’s Rock Star Yoga

Kidzapalooza's Rock Star Yoga

Kidzapalooza’s Rock Star Yoga

Having interactive yoga sessions for parents and their broods was one of my favorites! I loved watching new and veteran yogis have a blast with their yoga poses. Kids of all ages rocked sun salutations & meditation from New York’s Sweet Soul Yoga. Little yogis even got to play Yoga Jenga! Each piece had a new pose for everyone to do. Genius!

Yoga teamwork!

Yoga teamwork!

Yoga Jenga!

Yoga Jenga!

Yoga Jenga

Yoga Jenga

That's how you leap like a frog!

That’s how you leap like a frog!

 

Kidzapalooza 2012

Kidzapalooza 2012

I have to say Kidzapalooza made me sad I didn’t bring my little one this year. Especially since kids 10 and under are FREE!  Kidzapalooza doesn’t only have their own stage and kidz store, they also have interactive play areas to keep your little ones entertained. First I ran into the Q Brothers who were teaching kids how to beat box and rap. It was great listening to kids rap about their favorite colors, foods and animals. Little ones even got to take home a copy of their phat tracks! Next I ran into Lifeway Kefir who had stationary bikes out for kids to ride and a table full of prizes. They were also helping the tikes beat the heat with free popsicles. Rock Star Video Karaoke had kids dancing up a storm in front of green screens singing and dancing to their favorite tunes. offsprings were transformed into rock stars by getting to play their own instruments in the Drumzone. You can’t be a rock star without the right look. No worries! Your rock star in training is able to get glammed with spray on hair-dye from the Punk Hairdoz tent and tatted up with paint on tattoos from the Tattooz tent and really what’s a festival without Tattooz!?

Q Brothers

Rapping with the Q Brothers

Free Ice Cream!

Rock Star Video Karaoke

Chicago Ultimate Tumblers (CUT) Blew My Mind at Kidzapalooza

Chicago Ultimate Tumblers (CUT) Blew My Mind at Kidzapalooza

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Words can’t even describe how amazed I was by the Chicago Ultimate Tumblers. They awed everyone in Kidzapalooza with their ultimate acrobatic moves! Tumblers jumped off of trampolines leaping over other members of the group and volunteers from the crowd. Some tumblers soared over 17 people! It is definitely a sight to see. I suggest catching them anytime you can! President Orpheus R Floyd says the goal of the CUT is to provide positive after school activity and to focus on mentoring, tutoring and self esteem building. The CUT doesn’t only compete in city-wide competitions; they were also on Season 6 of “America’s Got Talent” and have performed at the White House.

You can follow The CUT on their myspace here . To be awed yourself check out some of their videos here 

 

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Do312 Celebrity Kickball 2012

Do312 Celebrity Kickball Game

Do312 Celebrity Kickball Game

It was a controversial game this year! Teams fought over who the real winners were and will be reviewing the tape for bragging rights! It was a close game though, whether it was a tie or really was 7-6 I can’t say. What I can say is it was a great game!

This was Do312’s 3rd year running their Celebrity Kickball game at Lolla. The line-up was amazing! Many celebrity kickballer’s came back to dual over this year’s trophy from Fender made from a real guitar. Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, Har Mar Superstar and Greg Corner of Kill Hannah came back for a 3 peat. A couple of my favorite newbie’s who came out to play were Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and Kaylee Defer from Gossip Girl.

Guy was hilarious on the field. Dying to make his way home he yelled “We’re green, we’re mean! Some of us are lean….” It was awesome. He even took over one of the JBTV’s cameras to get a live perspective of the game. He carried it while up at bat and ran around getting shots of the crowd.

This year was the first time fest goers could actually watch the game. It was great to see Lolla fans talk and take pictures with the celebrities. Aaron Paul got to sign an old (not that old) High School year book for a fellow classmate.

Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul signing ’96 school year book

Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul signing ’96 school year book

Do312’s Celebrity Kickball games are always a great time. If you missed out this year make sure you come by next year!

Photos of the DO312 Celebrity Kickball game:

Do312’s Celebrity Kickball Game at Lollapalooza This Saturday!

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2012
Time:11:15 a.m.
Place: Grant Park/Lollapalooza Grounds
Who:  Many celebrities

do312 celebrity kickball game

For the past 2 years the Celebrity Kickball game at Lollapalooza has been quite entertaining.  Most observers that arrived at Lolla early on Saturday ran into the game in full kick-ass mode.  Some walked right past as the likes of Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) and Aaron Paul (Prison Break) showed the crowd their kickball skills, or maybe lack of. This year Aaron Paul is back and will be joined by Chris Holmes, Greg Corner, Har Mar Superstar, Ryan Paradise, Dave Ziebarth, Kaylee from Gossip Girl and more!

So where do you find the kickball game? The game starts at 11:15 a.m. and last year it took place in front of the North side stage, which would be The Red Bull Soundstage this year.

FYI this year the game is presented by Groupon and Fender donated a trophy for the winning team!

do312 celebrity kickball trophy

For more info: http://do312.com/event/2012/08/04/2012-do312-celebrity-kickball-game-presented-by-groupon

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Trampled By Turtles Play Lollapalooza 2012

Trampled by Turtles

Formed in Duluth, Minnesota in 2003, Trampled by Turtles is Dave Simonett, Tim Saxhaug (bass, vocals), Dave Carroll (banjo, vocals), Erik Berry and Ryan Young (fiddle). Each band member had original punk and rock band projects before switching to acoustic instruments. The band spent year’s fine tuning their live shows and built a fan base via word of mouth.

Trampled by Turtles is currently out on tour with their newest album STARS AND SATELLITES. This summer they hitting the summer festival circuit hard as they are taking the stage at Bonnaroo, Outside Lands Music Festival, and of course, Lollapalooza, among many others – see the full itinerary below.  There are still a scarce number of tickets left for Lollapalooza. To check on ticket availability head here.

Earlier this year they also hit the late night talk show cicuit and appeared on Late Night with David Letterman. Watch their performance below.

Trampled By Turtle on Tour:
May 21    Belly Up Tavern       Solana Beach, CA
May 22    The Fonda Theater       Los Angeles, CA
May 24    Strawberry Music Festival       Yosemite, CA
May 25    Crystal Ballroom        Portland, OR
May 26   Vogue Theatre        Vancouver, BC
May 27    Sasquatch Festival – The Gorge Amphitheatre       Quincy, WA
June 8      Bonnaroo       Manchester, TN
June 15    Big Top Chautauqua      Bayfield, WI
June 16    Rock The Garden-Walker Arts Center       Minneapolis, MN
June 27    WFPK Waterfront Wednesday      Louisville, KY
June 28    Daleville Music Pavilion      Daleville, Virginia
June 29   Friday Cheers @ Brown’s Island      Richmond, VA
June 30    Opti Park       Indianapolis, IN
July 01    Summerfest – Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage      Milwaukee, WI
July 13   Howelsen Hill      Steamboat Springs, CO
July 19-22     All Good Festival      Thornville, OH
July 21-22     Firefly Music Festival      Dover, DE
July 27      RockyGrass Festival      Lyons, CO
July 29      Newport Folk Festival      Newport, RI
Aug 05      Lollapalooza – Grant Park      Chicago, IL
Aug 10      Somerset Amphitheater      Somerset, WI
Aug 12      Outside Lands Festival      San Francisco, CA
Sept 04     Wilma Theatre      Missoula, MT
Sept 05      Knitting Factory     Boise, ID
Sept 09     Emerson Theatre     Bozeman, MT
Sept 14     Vetter Stone Amphitheater      Mankato, MN
Sept 21     DeLuna Festival      Pensacola , FL
Sept 23     Fresh Grass Festival, MASS MoCA      North Adams, MA
Oct 05      The Festy      Roseland, VA
Nov 29     Town Ballroom      Buffalo , NY

http://www.trampledbyturtles.com