Slightly embarrassed to admit but, the reason I was so excited for BUKU was because I had never been to the city of New Orleans before, but always heard how much I would love it! Plus we had the whole aLIVE Media team getting back together and when ever that happens we always end up having a blast and get lots of amazing coverage.
The festival was located along side a pier and group of warehouses called "Mardi Gras World" pretty much inside downtown New Orleans. The main stage was waterside with a really cool old power plant in the background that came out awesome in pictures. Then the ballroom stage and float den stage were in extremely close proximity and both good sizes. And I can't forget the smaller, fourth stage that was inside the SS BUKU, an enormous paddle boat that was docked at the festival all weekend and had viewing access to the main stage! This was one of the coolest festival features I've ever seen.
With acts such as Calvin Harris, STS9, Lettuce, Alt-J, Major Lazer, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus and much more, those two days were seriously packed full of great performances. I literally had to run from stage to stage to try and catch as many acts as I could. The weather, temperatures and vibes were all just right that weekend and I believe it comes through in the images I was able to capture. Here is just a small collection from an awesome festival!