Kick The Gong Around
(KTGA), vintage market organizers, are "celebrating" the diversity of the world's nomadic tribes in this weekend's Vintage Tribal Fest
. It's going on all day Saturday and Sunday at Datong Mill
, an underground event space that used to house local bars like that airplane bar
and ladies of the night.
For an event focused around tribal awareness, it feels more like hipsters who want to enjoy artistry filtered into the mainstream over decades, without worrying about access to electricity, burying poop, or the anthropological dilemma of enjoying basic modern comforts without diluting ancient culture (#tribeproblems). These two days of workshops, food, drink, and a vintage / designer market are more of a time to find a frayed crop top for Coachella 2016, or hell, Storm Festival 2015
, than learn about the complications of preserving nomadic tribes. Maybe it's unfair to place such responsibility on KTGA, so here's what might be good at the fest.