OBEY X marks ten years of keeping things wyrd in Halifax. To honour this milestone, we’ve invited some close friends of the festival to reflect on what their experiences with us over the years have meant. This instalment comes care of Alex Pearson (aka D/A A/D) a longtime performer and supporter of the fest. Alex played this year’s off-season series AAAANNNDDD the first ever OBEY Convention!!!
O: Any valuable lessons you’ve taken away from OBEY?
A: That you can never judge an audience by it’s “cover”…
O: What are some of your fondest memories of OBEY past?
A: Getting to meet, play with, and get to know Eric Wood. Getting to play with Pete Swanson. Getting to see, and talk with Peter Brotzmann.
O: Any words of wisdom for people unacquainted with OBEY?
A: Open minds yield best results.
O: If OBEY were an acronym, what might it stand for?
A: Outer Body Experience YOLO
O: What are you most excited for at this year’s festival?
O: What would you like to see at OBEY Convention’s of the future?
A: More noise, I don’t want us to loose touch with our roots.
O: Why should people care about OBEY?
A: Because it’s literally one of the last good things happening in Halifax.