Voltage: Fashion Amplified Preview
|A scene from Voltage: Fashion
Amplified 2004 - Photo by Dan Schultz of Mordaq.org
(see more photos of last year's show here.)
By David de Young
The second annual Voltage:
Fashion Amplified takes place Wednesday, May 25th at First
Avenue. The show will feature music by The Soviettes, Olympic Hopefuls,
Mike Gunther and his Restless Souls, The Violettes, The Deaths, Ouija
Radio, The TV Sound, and Melodious Owl and the work of 25 local fashion
Doors are at 7PM. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets
are going fast, so arrive early or buy your tickets ahead of time as the
event is expected to sell out.
With Voltage just two days away, I thought it would be interesting to
take a look at the show from a numbers standpoint alone to put into perspective
some of the things that make this show the local music event of the year.
Voltage By The Numbers
6 - the number of months Voltage 2005 has been in active
planning, and the number of gallons of paint it takes to cover the Voltage
8 - the number of bands playing Voltage 05.
9 - o'clock, the time Sunday morning that the Voltage crew was at First
Avenue for the model blocking rehearsal.
12 - the number of volunteers on the core Voltage Committee (not including
the volunteers on the subcommittees.)
25 - the number of fashion designers contributing
work to Voltage 2005
30 - the approximate number of person hours required to paint the Voltage
34 - the number of musicians in the bands.
40 - in feet, the length of the VFA runway.
41 - the number of songs in the Voltage 2005 set list.
45 - the number of professional make-up artists and stylists assisting
130 - the number of models participating in this year’s show.
176 - in square feet, the size of the Voltage runway.
Well over 100,000 - in dollars, the approximate value of goods and services
donated by sponsors again this year.
Voltage benefits Youth In Music,
a Minnesota non-profit that helps create sustainable music ensembles in
the State of Minnesota. David de Young is editor of HowWasTheShow.com
and publicist for Voltage: Fashion Amplified.