A press conference with Fun Fun Fun Fest founder Graham Williams and executive team members James Moody (Transmission Entertainment, Mohawk) and Johnny Sarkis (Transmisson Entertainment, Red 7) took place at Wyndham Garden Hotel yesterday. Conducted in sharp business attire, “Fun-Sultan” and local comedic genius Matt Bearden led the rare sit-down opportunity and welcomed attendees before giving the floor to Sarkis and Moody. The directors of “Research and Design for Fun” and “Marketing and Research for Fun” led an engaging Power Point display which gave more insight into FX3 Fest’s beliefs and primary objectives.
After a slide show of empowering feel good images, Sarkis went over a brief list of bullet points denoting FX3 Fest’s notable recognitions including an “annual increase in beards while maintaining a strict ‘no jam band’ policy.” Moody continued the presentation with a break-down of fun people were having in the categories of Stage Diving, Air Drumming, and Partying/Good Times.” We’re predicating an exponential growth of awesome this year and we’d like for you guys to prepare for that too. We found that these festivals are becoming at least 22.3% more fun, year after and year and this year is no different,” said Moody. “Stage diving is forecasted to increase at least 100% in 2010… this data is directly related to the Black Stage. We do think increases in air drumming will happen at the Yellow Stage.”
With Fun Fun Fun Fest in its fifth year, a concern for fun levels had initially risen amongst the team but Moody has voiced a vow to protect the essence of fun. “We’re concerned about fun in our future. And we’re in for supporting a bail-out for fun, we want to invest in a stimulus package so our grandkids kids can experience fun. Amen.” Apart from stand up comedy, activities including Live Action Wrestling, a Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest and an Air Sex Contest have been added to the bill.
After a round of applause, Moody handed the microphone to Bearden who announced a handful of acts before full lineup sheets were passed around the room. Concluding a Q&A session was a moment of silence for the late Ronnie James Dio. Attendees were invited to nosh on chicken wings, jelly donuts and cold tap water located in the back of the room.
Fun Fun Fun Fest will be held November 5-7, 2010 at Waterloo Park. The 3 day fest kicks off on Friday at 6 p.m. with legendary Weird Al Yankovic headling. Other distinguished acts include DEVO, Deerhunter, MGMT, Bad Religion, Mastadon, GWAR, Slick Rick, Cold Cave, and Dirty Projectors. Limited Early Bird tickets can be bought HERE.
FUN FUN FUN FEST 2010 COMPLETE SCHEDULE:
- ORANGE STAGE:
- BLACK STAGE:
- BLUE STAGE:
- YELLOW STAGE: