BØRNS “Lucid Candy” Performance and Art Installation in Culver City Monday Night Was One For The Books!
Posted On 09 Apr 2015
Entering Børns‘ concert venue was a masterfully created experience where you were stepping into his trippy lucid dream. Before Børns, born Garrett Borns, entertained dozens of fans with songs from his Candy EP and several covers Monday night on a tiny Culver City pop-up stage, the singer-songwriter put on an immersive pre-concert experience to set the mood. Created by 72U and Mophonics Music & Sound, the interactive “Lucid Candy” environment led fans through multiple rooms with vastly different visuals in order to get near the stage.
Upon check in, you were handed an artfully created pill vial which were cheekily filled with chocolate M&M’s with the ø logo. I grabbed a couple extras for friends so they too could indulge in the experience or at least a little sugar rush. It was one of the most well executed productions I have been to thus far, from beginning to end. You pretty much have my heart if you are handing me candy upon arriving at your show, so you can now say I’m a certified Børns believer.
As we popped our “lucid candy” we made our way through Børns lucid dream. We started the journey with a walk through a dreamlike tunnel covered in sheets. It felt very womb-like and the dry ice effect helped to make you feel as though you were floating through the space.
Exiting the tunnel, we then entered a room filled with clouds. I dubbed this room, Heaven…with good reason as we were greeted by a beautiful woman in a stunning red dress who held out a platter of white cotton candy (clouds) where she asked, “would you like some fluffies?” I could not resist such an offer and added fluffies to my menu of delights for the night.
The next room we entered upon was a complete juxtaposition from the light and airy heaven sent room. This room was a total acid trip and reminded me of those velvet fuzzy glow in the dark posters. The walls were painted bright colors and there was a woman painted to match the walls. She moved her body slowly and the effect was as if you had fallen down a rabbit hole. I now have a sense of how Alice felt when she arrived in Wonderland.
I didn’t quite know what to expect next. The last room or dream we arrived at was that of a female astronaut on a far away planet. She was sunning herself on a beach chair and surrounded by metallic cactus. How great is that? I mean, it is the perfect lucid dream. Its the kind of dream that you try to explain to someone with those details and they look at you like you have five heads. I loved it!
And for the most splendid part of the night, there stood Garrett Borns and his band, Børns in the main room on stage. The band played a number of songs off the Candy EP, including a slinky and sexy cover of Elton John‘s Benny and The Jets.
Do yourself a favor or “flavor” as it were and get a taste of Børns by checking him out HERE and checking out his video below.