Wakarusa 2013

Wakarusa 2013

All photos by @begt

The Wakarusa Music Festival took place May 31 – June 2 in my neck of the woods. And I’m quite literal when I say that, I’m talking about bear sightings here, people. The festival has taken place at the Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, AR since 2008 (just about 1 hour 15 min drive for me), after moving from The Clinton State Park near Lawrence, Kansas, where it was born in 2004.

I’ve held Wakarusa close to my heart since 2010, when I attended the first time. I’ve always enjoyed the beauty of Mulberry Mountain and appreciated the eclectic atmosphere. A lot of new music has made its way into my life through Waka. I’ve always loved it. All of it. Including the near sunburn I’ve gotten every year, despite all the sunscreen. But this year was different. After only a day at Mulberry Mountain, I bailed. No shame, no apologies. Let me tell you why. Continue reading

Last Summer on Earth Tour photography contest


Vote by clicking “support Bertha” on the right column.

I’ve mentioned already how I love photographing live music. Well, there’s this contest (shameless self promotion coming up) in which the winner will get to shoot the Barenaked Ladies on their Last Summer On Earth tour.

I submitted this photo above that I took at the Wakarusa Music Festival in 2012. I’d love to get this pass, not only because it would be a lot of fun, but also it could open doors or windows or something, right?! Voting starts today. I’d appreciate the support! Here’s where you can vote: CLICK.