Join Altamont and its musical family No Age, Mika Miko and Fucked Up at the FYF Fest to save our state parks on September 5, 2009 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. The goal for this year's FYF Fest is to provide a low-cost event of great entertainment while raising awareness of the possible closure of up to 100 California state parks.
Due to the recent budget cuts, California state parks are left without basic funding to stay open. Another aspect of the festival is the volunteer program, which will place focus on educating the public about local organizations who are working hard to create a positive change in the community. For tickets, complete line-up and general information about the FYF Fest & "Save Our State Parks," visit their site.
FYF Contest â€“ Two ways to win!
Altamont and the FYF Fest are very excited about this year's line-up and the first two contests. One involves taking the best road trip of the summer for a chance to win a grand prize of $500 cash. In the other, you send a message to the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, for a chance to win VIP tickets to the festival.
Contest #1: Summer Dayz Road Trip
This festival started as an idea I had when I was 18, on a road trip with a group of friends in Fall 2003. If it wasn't for that trip, I wouldn't be writing this and the festival wouldn't be happening. That experience changed my life for the better. In this spirit, I want to make it possible for you to come to Los Angeles for the festival, in hopes that you'll have a similar experience to mine.--Sean Carlson, FYF Fest
So, let us bring you to the FYF Fest! Write us a paragraph and tell us why you want to get away. The best letter will receive the following:
$300 for gas
2 nights at a nice hotel
4 VIP passes
4 tickets to see the pride and joy of our city, the Dodgers, on Sunday, September 6.
All submissions should be sent to FYFcontests@gmail.com. Please include your full name, phone number and address. The winner will be picked on Friday, August 28. Runners-up will receive VIP tickets to the festival. It doesn't matter where you live or your age. This contest is open to all.
Contest #2: Keep the Parks Alive
On July 28, the Governor signed the state budget. It contained an additional six million dollar cut to state parks, bringing the total general fund cut for this budget year to $14.2 million. It is expected that this will result in the closure of more than 100 state parks.
This contest is being held in conjunction with the California State Parks Foundation to get you to contact your legislative representatives and the Governor to let them know how much California's state parks mean to you. We are putting together some amazing prizes for those who draft and submit the best stories about their time spent at any of the 279 state parks across California.
The grand prize winner will receive a gift bag consisting of records and CDs by the artists performing at the event, a huge CARE package including backpacks, watches, magazine subscriptions, etc. And four VIP passes for the festival. 10 runners-up will receive passes to the festival.
This is how you do it:
1) Visit the take Action Center on the California State Park Foundation's site.
3) Submit the letter.
3) Forward the response letter that automatically gets sent to you to FYFCONTEST@GMAIL.COM and you will be automatically entered in the contest.
4) For an extra special prize, customize the letter and talk about the most fun you have ever had at a state park and send it with your entry letter.
About the FYF Fest
FYF Fest began as F Yeah Fest when Sean Carlson was 18 years old in 2004. In 2006, he teamed up with his friend Keith Morris (singer of Black Flag and the Circle Jerks) and together they curated the past three years of the festival. Now in its sixth year, the fest has grown out of its original location in Echo Park and moved to the Los Angeles Historic State Park in Downtown L.A.
The FYF Fest is an independent festival booked entirely from Sean's bedroom in Torrance, California with help from a few friends. Keith is still a huge part of the festival, but has never once made the trip to Torrance, where he was born four thousand years ago, to hang out with Sean, who still lives with his Dad.
FYF Presents also does shows throughout the year in Los Angeles. Please check the Other Events section at FYF Fest for more information.