Beginning on the afternoon of Sept 19, the Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale transformed into a music and arts haven for a long weekend. The Symbiosis Gathering is an intimate festival on a lake, packed with music, art, dancing, swimming, yoga and much more.
The tone of the event was set by the International Day of Peace, the autumnal equinox and the full moon. The beautiful ceremony included a moment of silence for peace, long days and longer nights, as well as a chance to see masses of people howling at the moon on a two-story wolf art installation
Never have I been so fully immersed in a modern counterculture, surrounded by art of all forms, and music that never stopped. Here is a glimpse of the magic that unfolded.