When Pretty Lights announced “An Episodic Festival” in Chicago, we thought it was appropriate to design a pin commemorating this very unique event. Featuring Tipper (Twilight set), Emancipator, Manic Focus, G Jones and many more, the line-up made this event even more one-of-a-kind. This event gathered Pretty Lights fans, Spunions, and electronic music enthusiasts alike to Chicago from all over the country to vibe as a united family.
The show itself was located at Northerly Island, which overlooks Chicago's beautiful skyline - quite the aesthetic choice for an epic, two-day party. The venue lies just south of three very iconic destinations: The Shedd Aquarium, the Planetarium, and the Field Museum, which all form the museum campus and inspired this newly released Space Dolphins pin.
Representing the Shedd Aquarium
The dolphins and the conch shell are both representative of the Shedd Aquarium. Dolphins are playful and curious creatures who love to have fun! Their colorful personalities evoke a certain magical quality that has always drawn humans toward them. There would be nothing more magical than dolphins swimming through space, playfully "dancing" through the stars. The conch displays the Golden Ratio, which is mathematically perfect sacred geometry, found within our natural world. As a symbol for outer-worldly perfection, the conch is something for which humans are constantly searching.
A reflection of the Planetarium
The planetarium is reflected in the cosmic designs. Its mysteries give us a sense of there being something more than just life here on Earth. The awe and wonder of space is a fitting symbol for an event such as this, because the musical talent presented before us was truly an out-of-this-world experience, in more ways than one. Sacred Geometry can be observed all over space and its celestial bodies. It raises existential questions that ultimately allow us to expand our minds in both knowledge and empathy towards others.
Natural elements within The Field Museum
The crystals are inspired by the natural elements found all over the Field Museum. Crystals are common amongst the music scene and are widely sought after by collectors (similar to pins!). They allow us to acknowledge the beauty of nature, energy, and light, with some being more rare than others. While it takes time and patience for crystals to grow, it is also a grounding analogy; all good things will come with time and patience as long as the intention is pure and of love and light.
Did you feel the energy through your journey as we experienced Pretty Lights? Play and be happy as you and your tribe share these experiences. If you came from out of town for this event, we hope you enjoyed what Chicago had to offer! Make sure to grab a space dolphin as a very limited quantity remains!! Use Promo Code “Family” for a storewide discount!