Goodbye Bamboo Stage, Hello Thunder Stage


All good things must come to an end… In 2015 Lightning in a Bottle waves a heartfelt farewell to the Bamboo stage and welcome with open arms the birth of the new LIB Thunder Stage, a substantial structure known as “Big Fish.”

Gerard Minakawa and the Bamboo DNA team have a unique and special relationship with the Do LaB. Although different building materials are used, creative visions and work ethics are aligned. Gerard and the Bamboo DNA team built the first Main Stage at LIB in 2006 called the Woogaloogie. Since then, in addition to executing some of LIB’s past main stages they birthed and crafted 4 beautiful years of the Bamboo Stage.

This year, LiB excited to allow Gerard to expand and explore his creative realm by discovering innovative ways to provide more shade and curate enticing bridges to assist in a more enjoyable journey through LIB.

Big Fish clocks in at 146 by 145 ft and is supported by a body of 22 ribs and 126 pieces of recycled and reused plywood. It first made its debut at Coachella 2015 as the beloved Do LaB Stage and quickly became home to many festival goers as it provided space, shade and an all around imaginative experience.

Big Fish has spent the last month waiting patiently to be transformed into LIB’s new and improved Thunder Stage. The Thunder Stage is sure to create energized rumbles as it will provide more shade for daytime dancing and a huge area to frolic with friends. Its home is in a new location that aids in part of the overall plan to bring to the festival features closer together, allowing attendees an enhanced experience.

Get Amped by listening to The DoLab’s Thunder Stage Playlist

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