DJ Kilmore - Love Hurts (remix)
My dearest Incufestians,
Day One of #Incufest has been nothing short of a miracle. I am overwhelmed and overjoyed, but more on that in a minute. Let’s do the numbers. I’ve been up all night struggling with the stats, and at this point I don’t think an accurate tally is really possible. But I tried my best to count everyone who used the #Incufest hashtag at least once since the time we started planning this thing until this very moment, 6:11 a.m. EDT, April 22, 2013. And I’m not even taking into consideration all the retweets, the side conversations, the lurkers, or the people who forgot to unprotect their tweets. Prepare to be amazed.
First, let me give you some perspective. Our two previous Incubus parties (for Brandon Boyd and Ben Kenney’s birthdays) saw a combined total of 38 Incubus fans tweeting from somewhere in the neighborhood of 13 countries around the world, including 9 U.S. states.
So far, #Incufest has seen 462 people tweeting from 37 countries, including 31 U.S. states. And I’m only counting the locations I can identify. A lot of people don’t say where they’re from.
Oh, and did I mention that number, 462, includes (and is largely due to) Steve Rennie, Ben Kenney, DJ Kilmore, and yes, Brandon Boyd?
That’s right, lovers. I was moved to tears twice today, and believe it or not, it wasn’t the arrival of any of these distinguished gentleman that did it (although they did make my heart jump). The first thing that made me break down and weep was when @Decca132 tweeted a picture of himself wearing the wristband I’d made. He was the first to do so, and the fact that I can get up on Tumblr and tell total strangers all the way across the ocean to do stuff and they actually do it was, and is, almost too much for me to grasp. The second most emotional moment was when people started tweeting from South Africa and I realized that meant every continent on earth (except Antarctica) was being represented (and as you can see, I’m working on that!)
A thousand thanks to everyone who helped make this day possible. I will make every effort to recognize all the key players before this thing is over. First up, though, is @bomberbains for coining the term “Incufestians.”
…and the tweets keep coming! ♥☀
I know a lot of you are kinda bummed today because of the sad news from the Deftones camp, so here’s something that will hopefully cheer you up. It’s almost time for #Incufest 2013, a worldwide celebration of all things Incubus, which will take place on Twitter between April 21 (i.e. 4/21, Incubus Day) and April 26 (José Pasillas’ birthday). The planning committee offers the following, not as a hard and fast schedule, but just as a suggestion of things we might focus on to make each day a little different. As with our previous parties, we expect #Incufest to take on a life of its own, and that additional themes will emerge as we go along.
Sunday, April 21 - Focus on Early Incubus (Fungus Amongus, S.C.I.E.N.C.E., When Incubus Attacks, Enjoy Incubus, etc.)
Monday, April 22 - All about Brandon Boyd, Make Yourself, and Morning View.
Tuesday, April 23 - Mike Einziger, A Crow Left of the Murder, and Light Grenades
Wednesday, April 24 - Ben Kenney, Monuments and Melodies, and If Not Now, When?
Thursday, April 25 - DJ Kilmore and all else Incubus (Look Alive, Red Rocks, HQ, Incubus covers, the band’s solo projects, Time Lapse Consortium, MYF, etc., etc.)
Friday, April 26 - All about birthday boy José Pasillas.
And of course, all throughout the festival, we want hear why you love Incubus, and invite you to share your Incubus stories, concert experiences, dream setlists, Incubus tattoos, and anything else you’d like to show and tell. And maybe if we all put our heads together we can finally solve the Pistola mystery!
We’ll probably schedule a flash tweet a day or two ahead of time to invite all the band members and let them know what we’re up to. So stay tuned to this channel for more information. In the meantime, head on over to anomalija-incubusic’s Facebook event to let us know you’re in!
Incubus - Look Alive
There’s an awful lot going on in this picture.
Is this not getting too awesome to be true? So now that foreverincubus is accepting brief videos (because she and kimblasiansue are Incufans extraordinaire), I hope you’ll let me toss in another idea. One of my favorite websites is thenicestplaceontheinter.net, where people submit videos of themselves giving out hugs. Take a look and see what I mean. It’s amazing how much better it can make you feel if you’re down about something (in spite of the slightly sappy music), and even though Brandon’s life looks pretty sweet at the moment, take it from someone who has already celebrated her 37th birthday - it’s around that time that the number starts to get a little nervewracking, and I’m sure this is just as true for men as it is for women. So, if you’re having trouble deciding what you’re going to do for your video, consider sending Brandon a virtual hug. It’ll make 37 a whole lot easier to manage.
Could these men have cuter smiles, by the way?
Hi there, guys!
February 12 is nearly approaching. So, I would just have to remind everyone that my submit box is still open for submission of your fan sign photos with greetings for Brandon’s upcoming birthday. If you still don’t know what is this all about, you can refer to this post for more details.
Someone also suggested a nice idea to me, kimblasiansue—saying that it may be perfect if everyone of you would make a video clip of yourselves, saying why you love Incubus, or explaining how and why you’ve got to love the band. The video clip’s could be 30 seconds or less. Your video must be brief and specific.
In line with this, all the photos and videos that you guys will submit to me, will be compiled to a one video. I am never really good at making and editing videos—but I will do the best thing I can. Once the video is done we will try our best to send it to Brandon on twitter, on our virtual Incuparty on February 15.
I really do hope that this would work, and you guys will participate. Isn’t it so good when Brandon would just know, and appreciate that there’s a bunch of Incubus family of fans here on tumblr? I don’t know what is it to you, but for me, that would be incredibly awesome.
So please participate.
Submit your entry to my submit box, if you’re in.
It’s so much better when everyone is in, Are you in?
gif source: the great and awesome smacksmash
THANK YOU!!!! ♥
Posting this because of myvickylife. She keeps on saying that our boys look fucking gorgeous and sexy in suits—and she’s really right, I must say.
They’re either the hottest dweebs or the dweebiest hotties on this planet. I’m not sure which.
Our pretty boys.
Incubus - A Certain Shade of Green (Live at Red Rocks)
with DJ solo.
DJ Kilmore stealing last year’s IncubusHQ Anniversary show.
More DJ appreciation.
Why? Because it’s DJ’s birthday.
My fellow Aquarians.