NEW YEARS EVE - 12/31/2004
SAN FRANCISCO & LOS ANGELES
Total Expected Attendance: 6000 (3000+3000)
Average Ticket Price: $70.00
SEA OF DREAMS NYE
2005 - SAN FRANCISCO & LOS ANGELES
This New Year's Eve 2005, celebrated San Francisco-based event producers
ANON SALON will once again raise their highly
successful SEA of DREAMS NYE event in SAN
FRANCISCO. This year however, ANON SALON
will for the first time, also produce a parallel SEA
of DREAMS NYE event in LOS ANGELES. Both events will take place
in equally elegant and historic venues: the SF
REGENCY CENTER in San Francisco and the PARK
PLAZA in downtown Los Angeles.
|SEA of DREAMS is not your
average New Year's event. It is rather a multi-media cross-disciplinary
extravaganza that draws artists, performers and partygoers from a
wide variety of creative communities and age groups together in the
creation of a completely unique event experience. Their San Francisco
events have provided a showcase for the amazing spectrum of talent
that resides in the Bay Area. The Los Angeles event will take a similar
approach, teaming up with many Southern California colleagues and
friends who have helped make the Northern California events such a
huge success for the past three years.
ANON SALON - SEA
OF DREAMS NYE
For over twenty years, ANON SALON has shaped
West Coast entertainment history by producing hundreds of events; unique
theme parties, theater festivals, gallery shows, technology conferences
and even street fairs for Burning Man fans both in San Francisco and Los
Angeles. Largely unadvertised, but annually sold out, their New Year's
SEA of DREAMS is one of the most lavish multi-media
events of the year. Past year's performers have included ANON musical
favorites; SOUND TRIBE SECTOR 9, HAMSA LILA, LOST AT LAST, MUTAYTOR,
UK DJ FREQ NASTY, ELLEN FERRATO, LORIN, WICKED DJ'S GARTH and
JENÖ, along with a host of other live bands, DJs, circus
acts, cabaret and performance artists, interactive installations woven
around the predominantly costumed revelers that are the signature touch
of ANON SALON events.
THE PULL TO INTERACTION
The rules of raising events have changed dramatically in the past
several years, largely due to the spread of the Internet, which has
allowed alternative producers and promoters to efficiently reach and
build loyalty from a targeted and alternative-hungry audience. The
result is the rise of a new type of event, one which joins media-savvy
producers with their communities to raise a new wave of non-commercial,
unadvertised (except by e-mail) single events and large public gatherings.
Largely collaborative and technologically cutting edge, they generally
serve their particular theme by featuring music and performance artists
within the context of theme specific decor, live art installations,
lighting and video displays, walk-around theatrics and participatory
activities. It is the costumed participants who through their own
interaction actually provide the finishing artistic touches to the
OF ANON SALON
At the forefront of this entertainment evolution has been ANON
SALON, respected pioneers and acknowledged trend setters of the
genre. BURNING MAN may have coined the motto "no spectators",
but it is groups like ANON SALON that keep
that ideal alive year-round. Artistically, ANON
SALON builds on the long cross-disciplinary and avant-garde tradition.
In San Francisco, event producers JOEGH BULLOCK, MARCIA CROSBY and MARK
"SPOONMAN" PETRAKIS have been blurring the line between performer
and audience for close to 25 years, along the way reflecting the changing
face of San Francisco's most adventurous and creative communities. These
three original partners in ANON SALON have
been central to the alternative and underground art scene since the early
1980's. Collectively, they raised giant GLASHAUS parties in the 1980's,
COBRA LOUNGE art vaudeville shows, the ICON BYTE BAR AND GRILL (the first
Internet bar and cafe in SF), the award-winning CLIMATE THEATER, the world
famous SOLO MIO PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL and FESTIVAL FANTOCCHIO OF NEW PUPPETRY.
Besides producing the first official website for BURNING MAN, they also
initiated San Francisco-based BURNING MAN parties called FLAMBÉ
LOUNGES as well as the annual DECOMPRESSION and HEAT THE STREETS STREET
In the early 1990's, Joegh
and Marcia merged with Petrakis' production group, pARTy/SCIENCE
for the purpose of uniting the Bay Area art and technology communities
in what proved to be immensely successful monthly "party/event/
performances" known as ANON SALON.
Throughout this period, pARTy/SCIENCE also provided story and live
event and conference consultant services to a host of corporations
and research organizations.
Artist and concert producer MARK BAVA, from the Monterey Bay area,
joined the mix in 1999. Soon after that, the first SEA
of DREAMS NYE events were born. Now a Los Angeles resident,
Mark Bava is co-owner of LITTLE PEDRO'S/BLUE BONGO CAFE and co-producer
of the DOWNTOWN L.A. ARTIST SOAP BOX DERBY and the L.A. BURNING
MAN STREET FAIR, which will be held this year on October 16, 2004.
A NEW PARTY REVOLUTION
"ANON SALON teases technology, embraces
the arts, and flirts with the unknown. It celebrates all that's eclectic
and electric in art, design, and media providing a place to grab new ideas
before business as usual turns them into formulas. Fine art and found
art, videophones and finger paint, didgeridoos and radio-controlled MIDI
floors, spoken word poetry and a life drawing class, all have their place
in the larger mix."
||"We originally called
this a salon to tell people that we weren't intending to just throw
a party, that we really expected people to come here with their art
brain turned on...the idea from the beginning was to use art as the
ice-breaker; stimulating conversation, creativity, and people. The
secret is to make the event itself a work of art [so that] each guest
becomes a participant, a part of the art, whether they realize it
ANON SALON surrounds the guest
with an array of possibilities, allowing them the opportunity to alter
the very nature of the event - the point being that the combination of
all these elements creates a "safe zone" in which the partygoers
can easily segue between voyeurs and celebrants.
This New Year's Eve, party history will be made, as ANON
SALON once again combine their talents and experience to stretch
the boundaries, as they light up the two hottest spots on the West Coast
in an ANON SALON style celebration - two
separate cities, two separate and beautiful venues, with two separate
and singularly spectacular events.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Including photos or a SEA OF DREAMS DVD contact:
SEA OF DREAMS
EVE - 12/31/2004
SAN FRANCISCO @ SF
& LOS ANGELES @
THE PARK PLAZA
Total Expected Attendance: 6000 (3000+3000)
Average Ticket Price: $70.00
MEDIA, SPONSORS AND COVERAGE-STATEWIDE:
• KCRW, LA
• LA Weekly
• SF Weekly
• Bay Guardian (San Francisco)
• Connection Magazine (Santa Cruz and Northern Ca.)
• The Monterey Coast Weekly
Email coverage: 400,000
Posters and flyers: 40,000
Beyond local direct media coverage, secondary coverage through national
on-line ticket and concert listing agencies, artist/record label websites
and email lists reaches national audience base.
• Primary Presenting Sponsor - $30,000
As co-presenter on all promo; radio, print, emails and website
(100 VIP passes at each event)
• Secondary Sponsors - $7,500 (2)
Listed on print, email, website
(50 VIP passes at each event)
Cultural Creatives, Art, Technology, Telecommunications, Internet
Age groups 21 to 50 with average age 35
CULTURAL CREATIVE'S VALUES,
COMMITMENTS AND BELIEFS:
• Voluntary simplicity, simpler lifestyles, fewer but unique
• Importance of creativity in life, wanting more time for creative
• Need to rebuild neighborhoods and communities
• Xenophilism - Love of travel to foreign places, of foreigners,
and the exotic
• Altruism - helping others, volunteering, wanting to create a better
society, caring relationships, and making a contribution to society
• Self-actualization - self-discovery, creativity, psychological
growth, personal uniqueness
• Alternative health care - Use of alternative health care in past
• Political Activism- Wanting to be involved in creating a better
• Ecological Sustainability - Concern for global environment, species
extinction, and overpopulation; as well as a willingness to pay to fix
• Distrust of Big Business- Business has too much power/wealth,
is irresponsible, is too profit oriented
• Concern for Relationships - Creating/maintaining them, all kinds
friends, and family
• Feminism - Equal pay for women, women should be managers/leaders,
women should not have to return to traditional roles
• Concerns about violence and abuse of women, children and minorities
• Spiritual - Sympathetic to alternative religious views; paranormal,
reincarnation, afterlife, God as immanent, importance of divine love,
CULTURAL CREATIVES look at life as a positive journey to find a
better way. They are skeptical of today's goal-oriented social norms.
Instead, they seek out new and more sustainable solutions. Constantly
faced with the modern culture, most cultural creatives feel isolated,
not always realizing how many others feel the same way. As new communications
mediums provide alternative ways for the seemingly isolated to find each
other, their influence can only grow.
• Have a strong need to understand the big picture.
• Want to know the story behind the story and have B.S. detectors
far more developed than other group.
• Want to discover brands that align with their personal values.
Because of this desire for authenticity, they're distrustful of most advertising
and mass media.
• Work vigorously to understand before they buy. They're the consumers
in supermarkets who are diligently reading the back and sides of the label,
and maybe what is underneath the label.
• Very interested in sustainable solutions and answers. Community,
environment, and social justice are very important to them. They will
support brands that align with these authentic values and shun those that
• Are strong supporters of quality, and prefer to buy from small
specialty producers vs. the established national brands
• See their bodies as temples and accordingly seek out more holistic
health solutions. They see a physician as an advisor, not an expert, and
will research all solutions before following the advice of a physician.
• May seek out hybrid cars and are the first to get involved in
TIPS FOR COMMUNICATING
WITH CULTURAL CREATIVES:
• Tell the truth and be authentic.
• Share stories vs. slick ad slogans - allow cultural creatives
to experience your journey. Cultural creatives don't like to be manipulated.
Avoid shallow bullet "feature copy."
• Speak to them in the first person.
• Allow them to learn about you versus you telling them everything
- cultural creatives love to drill down on the web to learn the story
behind the story. They like to follow their own path to discovery.
• Provide sustainable solutions that reflect their values--look
at your product mix and communication strategies.