I apologize for not updating recently! I’ve been pretty busy with finals, spring break, and then the new quarter at school. It’s been a weirdly packed couple of weeks >_<
Last weekend was Deltopia, a festival that rose from the ashes of the infamous Floatopia. Floatopia was a huge party on the beaches of Isla Vista that was shut down a few years ago due to the mass amounts of outsiders traveling from large distances to party on our beaches. Unfortunately, this resulted in unprecedented levels of garbage, arrests, and personal safety issues (I’ve heard a couple of stories about people trying to jump off of houses and onto trampolines and jumpy castles). Deltopia, a much tamer and local version of Floatopia, was an amazing sight. Del Playa, the road that parallels the beach in Isla Vista, turned into a street party with DJs, water ballon fights, and general mayhem.
On a more educational note, UCSB brought in the beautiful Exxopolis Luminarium last weekend for a free viewing to UCSB students. A Luminarium is a giant inflatable dome-like structure that uses the sun to create glowing rooms. There are several chambers in it and, as you can see in the photos above, the effect is breathtaking. There are a few of them with a different design and layout, and the one that came to our school is called the Exxopolis. I think that they’re fascinating and I definitely recommend that you look it up (there’s a link for it at the end of this paragraph). Unfortunately, the iPhone camera doesn’t quite do it justice. We went right before going to see Deltopia, so I should probably mention that my friend, Jordan, is in a bathing suit (not just her undies!). And, as a final disclaimer, the bottom photo isn’t one of my own, but rather from the Exxopolis’ Architects of Air website. There’s more information about it here.
I hope you guys had a great Easter! ^_^