If you haven’t heard of Trinumeral you aren’t alone. I practically stumbled upon it back in November. Trinumeral, which took place on November 11, 2011 (11/11/11), is an arts and music festival that has been taking place since 1/1/1 (although they were not profitable until 3/3/3). The mastermind behind this festival likes to remain off the radar and prefers people follow the festival and not him. He is an expert at putting on events and building a following around them.
Even though I may have been clueless to the Trinumeral event I came to find many attendees had been following it for several years. Often times they don’t even know the line-up before they attend and usually know the location a matter of weeks before hand.
Trinumeral is put on by Trinumeral Productions and Under One Beat, an artist collective that came to be in Miami through a love for street art.
The 2011 Trinumeral took place at The Chop Shop in NoDa, Charlotte, NC. It is a spacious venue and is ideal for events, live music, concerts, etc. For this event there were three stages set up. There was the main stage, a second room (that was opened for the first time at the Trinumeral event), and a third stage outside.
The Main Stage
The main stage featured bands with as few as one member to bands with upwards of ten members. All of them had something unique to offer. The event was set up with three huge projector screens behind the bands. All of the imagery was played by a live controller who used his keyboard as if it were a musical instrument to play along with the bands.
The Second Stage
The second stage was a rave/dance dream. The stage lights stole the show and the bands were a great companion to the atmosphere. In the second room they also featured live painters. I love painting, so I continued to check in on their progress through out the night.
I automatically took to the first artist at the event because of his tag name, Ishmael, based on a novel which I had read. You can read more about the tag artist here.
The Third Stage (Outside)
Outside was a great place to chill and talk with others attending the festival. The whole event had a great laid back feeling that made you feel comfortable, even though there were at least 1,000 people in attendance.
I look forward to the next Trinumeral, 12/12/12, which is rumored to be in either Mexico or Costa Rica. Stay tuned here and I’ll let you know as soon as I find out!
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