I recently got together with Yulia Laricheva to record an episode of her new podcast, Dream Nation. Yulia is the founder of Fund Dreamer, a global crowdfunding platform for social impact, open to all, promoting woman and diversity-led projects. In our conversation, I tell Yulia about my journey as an artist, growing up in a creative … Read More
Hey Little Hippie Tribe! If you’ve ever wanted to know more about how and why Taylor started Little Hippie, what it means to her, and what has inspired her along the way, we think you’ll enjoy this podcast episode of Strangers Stopping Strangers she recently recorded with Staci Smith. Podcast #19- Conversation with Taylor Swope- … Read More
Some of you may be aware that MOST music festivals are full-on obstacle courses. Now consider what that would feel like for someone who loves music, camping, and dancing…..but has extra physical challenges. This blog post is going to give you a new perspective on life at music festivals from the ADA standpoint. Hands-down, no … Read More
Being in prime form is optimal for maximizing your festival experience. The reality of festival survival is quite different from the typical attendee’s daily routine. The conditions can be much more rustic and challenging and it takes some skill and preparedness to make the best of the experience. We are here to help you not only survive, but thoroughly enjoy your summer escapades. In a world now waking up to the concept of “glamping”, Little Hippie thinks we can clock in somewhere in the middle: thriving.
Creating artwork for Little Hippie has been on my list of ‘cool jobs I’d love’ ever since I bought my first shirt from their booth at Berkfest 2003 in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. This adorable shirt had a picture of Taylor’s Grateful Dead bear and terrapin holding hands looking into the sunset. I wore the … Read More
In the summer of 2001, when I was wide eyed and ready to see the world, I set out on a mission to photograph music festival culture.
The previous fall I had been in Los Angeles working for a photographer where I met the people who would soon introduce me to the jamband world. That winter back at home in New York City, I went to shows at the Wetlands (RIP) every weekend, meeting lots of people and learning everything I could about festivals.