We were honored that Going Furthur was included in the 2016 Maui Film Festival in Hawaii! It was an amazing event at the most incredible location. The film played on the Saturday night at the Castle Theatre/Maui Cultural Centre and ended up being the largest screening yet. We were blown away with the positive response and the amount of tie dye in the crowd! Thanks to everyone who came out and extra thanks to our local sponsor Jammin on Maui for all of the support.
Join us for the east coast premiere of Going Further Saturday, June 11th at Midnight, 2AM & 4AM in Plaza Central! Fifty years after the iconic first Trip, Ken Kesey’s son Zane took the Furthur Bus – and his father’s legacy- back on the road, for its longest running tour in history. Armed with a new band of Merry Pranksters, the Furthur bus traveled over 15,000 miles in 75 days, riding into music festivals, .
“Put your good where it will do the most,” …….. as Ken Kesey said, and Wavy Gravy recounted in the luminous new documentary, Going Furthur. This movie is really funny — and not in a you-had-to-be-there way. A huge part of the Merry Band of Pranksters’ essence (as Ken Babbs first dubbed them) was their playfulness and sense of humor. The Pranksters were pioneers in a lot of ways — and one of them .
The World Premiere of Going Furthur was on June 4th, 2016 at the Roxie Theatre, as part SanFran Doc Fest. It was an incredible night with much of the films Cast and Crew in attendance. There was also a great Q&A after the film with the Films Directors Colby Rex O'Neill, Matt Pidutti, and Lindsay Kent, as well as cast including Sam Cutler (Former Tour Manager for the Rolling Stones & The Grateful Dead), Original Pranksters George Walker and Anonymous, Derek Stevens (50th Anniversary Tour Manager), and the legendary Donte Walker (AirGuitar).
We are so excited to announce that the Going Furthur Documentary got into the Maui Film Festival!! We can’t wait to share the film with the world under the stars in such a surreal location. The event runs from June 15th-19th,2016 in Wailea, Hawaii and we hope to see you there! www.mauifilmfestival.com
While getting ready in my tent I heard it, the drum line to Don’t let Go by Jesse Stone. My guitar was in its case and as the music played out in the distance, I began to sing along. My singing led to my desire to play the guitar as well. There I was, sitting inside my tent, playing along to a faint yet persistant drum line. I decided to emerge from my tent .
Want to know some crazy stuff that happened during last summer’s tour? Thoughts on the future of festival culture? Ask Us Anything, or check out some of the other great questions answered by the Film Crew, Original Pranksters, and New Pranksters from the 50th Anniversary Furthur Bus Tour!
Ever since I was a kid I had heard stories from my father about his time with The Pranksters in San Francisco, protesting the war, spending Christmas in jail and meeting luminaries such as MLK, Joan Baiez and Dylan Thomas. Bedtime stories like that were my introduction to counter-culture. My Dear friends and Avatarism co-conspirators “Burning Dan Levitt and Teafaerie gave me Kesey’s Book back in 2006 and asked me to read it. Shortly .
We need to start by giving a huge SHOUT OUT to Matt Pidutti and Colby Rex for having the balls to make a movie like this. Over a year ago they mentioned the idea for this film…boarding the Further Bus and driving across America. 30 states and 15,000 miles later and an experience that almost transcends the term ‘once in a lifetime,’ these two BC Filmmakers have documented the birth of modern festival culture .
The Voice of Reason is role-calling your name, Prankster!…AKA… the last generation to enjoy a childhood free from the Internet. The last generation to play outside. The last generation to have access to quality public education. Shine in your holistic thinking. Express your creativity. You are the youngest generation to value human connection, over social connection. You are the last generation of networkers that worked out problems in playgrounds, street corners, and block parties. .
San Francisco is my favorite city. Its topography is graced with abundant green parks, the air is clear and practically smog-free, and it’s the cultural epicenter for some of the most brilliantly colored freaks and weirdos I’ve ever had the privilege to count as friends. This is the story of a weirdo of considerable notoriety: Mark McCloud. Not ringing bells for you? Well, Mark’s the guy who, for the last decade, has raised the .
Airguitar spent over 6 weeks on the Furthur Bus 50th Anniversary Tour, travelling into cities and music festivals inspiring people young and old. The rise of his career was well documented and will be featured in the Going Furthur Documentary. His story truly is an example of living the American Dream, at one of the last stops on the tour he even lit his guitar on fire on stage, through gasoline on it, and .
“The biggest prank was the weather. Every hippie knows, if you play the festival game often enough, you’re gonna win a rain show. The innovative vision of incorporating world-renowned artists, musicians, and community perks like a farmer’s market and a not-for-profit store is going to change the way festivals are conceptualized. Sam Shear has a five-year contract with Kennekuk County Park. I can’t wait to see how the vision develops and grows.” “What-A-Long-Strange-Trip-It-Was”- flavored, .
With a release 45 years after it was filmed, Magic Trip is the movie that came out of the footage from Ken Kesey’s orignal bus trip in 1964. It is a great documentary that pieces together the old footge in an engaging way and is a must watch if you haven’t seen it and appreciate this culture because this helped start it all.
“The bus came by and I got on, that’s when it all began.” The reincarnation of that lyrical bus referenced in the song, “The Other One” by the Grateful Dead, arrived in Scranton on Wednesday, complete with singing Merry Pranksters decked out in shades almost as vibrant as the bus they danced atop. They all go by prankster names, like Too Loud or Oops. The self-proclaimed ambassadors of happiness on the Furthur Bus 50th .
(illmethodology) It was the 1960’s and America was on the forefront of the psychedelic movement. At this time, the government didn’t know enough about these psychedelic drugs to stop anything from going on. It was a unique point in time, where a new kind of freedom from your mind was discovered while also experiencing freedom from government intervention. Ken Kesey was a well known social figure, famous for his book, “One flew over the .
(The Gothamist)The past few days has been in New York, starting out at Brooklyn Bowl this past Friday, and at a Woodstock Reunion upstate. You can see the sign reads “Further” and not “Furthur,” but both are correct and both have been used on both of the Further/Furthur busses (Kesey built a second one in the 1990s).