Tay Tealeaf, the skhipster in the accompanying photo, is just one of many people who will be enjoying the liberation that is Skipping Man Fest. Patterned after Burning Man Fest, this community of unwashed 16 to 30 year olds with an uncanny ability to move like a small child in the middle of a field full of daisies or a deer that isn't quite sure how to move undetected among carnivores in brightly colored orange vests, will let equilibrium take them where it pleases this weekend. If we know equilibrium, that ride won't be free.
Some of the bands playing the fest include local metal band Damned Skippy, Rapper Skip A Beat, and fan faves, The Skipping Dead. There will be a Skipping Contest, a Prancing Dancing Marathon, and the final event of the weekend, the appearance of the Skipping Man himself, an actual man built to skip the techno light fantastic and giggle girlishly. So if you're looking for fun in the Quintuplet City area this weekend look no further than Skipping Man Fest at Olinoy Free Park.