Day 2 of Okeechobee Fest was all about exploring! When we first entered the portal, we went straight to the stages to check out the bands in The Grove. This time, we decided to walk past that and we discovered a portal into two whole new worlds.
Let me just start off with saying that Chobewobee Village and Aquachobee are 360 degree experiences. We didn’t even know where to look because there was so much going on but we loved every second! Right when you walk in there’s this small crazy stage where they had small EDM artists playing.
To the left of it was sort of an art installation that basically spits fire. People were crowding around it like a camp fire because the weather has actually been pretty chilly and working perfectly in our favor
You keep walking and there’s a wooden light up portal art piece that we couldn’t help but stare at for like ten minutes. With the Ferris wheel lit up in the background, it made for the perfect photo
To the right of that, there was an installation called “The Shrine”. There were two smaller pieces leading up to a huge piece that was made fully out of recycled cans and metal material. Someone was actually making beats on the cans, which made the experience of “The Shrine” even more unique.
Towards the Ferris Wheel is where Aquachobee takes over. It’s like Okeechobee had a baby with the beach and birthed out this crazy place. During the day it was like a normal beach, people had their huge pool floaties, there were kites flying, and of course there was sand EVERYWHERE.
BUT AT NIGHT…. It’s a completely different experience which kind of blew our minds. We were attracted over there because we saw fire everywhere. It was being thrown and spun around, there was fire on the DJ booth, and the stage spit fire as the bass dropped. We walked over closer to the stage and we found this area where there was a girl doing amazing acrobats on a hanging hoop WHILE THE CEILING WAS ON FIRE. I’m not even joking… Look at this:
We decided to make our way back to the campsite but then these green lit up trees caught our eye. We entered this crazy tea party/back in time area that was covered in hammocks, ropes and crazy decorations… We didn’t even know what was happening but we couldn’t help but be mesmerized by this place. Both Chobeewobee Village and Aquachobee were like something we’ve never seen before and we can’t wait to go back and immerse ourselves back in it in Day 3!!
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