Odai and The String Cheese Incident Launch the Electric Forest Book of Fantastical Feats & World Records – Tenth Wish Machine Grant!
Odai is on a mission to set an Electric Forest record for the most Forest Family dressed as superheroes. This mission is set to prove that anybody can be a superhero - you don’t need to have superpowers to become the person you want to be or change the world in a positive way.
“Ever since I was a kid I wanted to grow up and be part of history. I always wanted to change the world and help people in need. That led to me loving the idea of superheroes, especially Batman because he proves that you don’t need superpowers to help save the world. Batman made me realize that you don’t need to have any special/super powers to become the person that you want to be, all you need to do is work hard to get there.
My friends and I decided that we are going to go to the Electric Forest this year, and decided to dress up as superheroes. I wanted to go bigger than that by breaking the Forest Record for ‘People dressed as superheroes’, so I started a group called The Heroes Crew on Facebook and Snapchat, and started recruiting people to join our Crew.
The Forest is the perfect place to break such record because you’re surrounded by supportive and loving people. I just want to prove to everyone that nothing is impossible in this life and if a guy with a weird accent and a funny name such as me can break records then you shouldn’t let anything stop you from getting where you want to be.” – Odai
In celebration of Odai’s wish, The Forest and The String Cheese Incident are teaming up to throw an official Electric Forest Book of Fantastical Feats & World Records set on Friday, June 22 during their first set of the First Weekend at Ranch Arena. Wear your favorite superhero costume – whatever makes YOU feel SUPER – and meet at the start of The String Cheese Incident’s Friday set to join the Forest Family for a record-setting meetup!
The String Cheese Incident’s 2001 New Year’s Superheroes Ball at The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
(Photo Credit: C. Taylor Crothers)
Introducing the Electric Forest Book of Fantastical Feats & World Records! Inspired by the Wish Machine, the Book of Fantastical Feats & World Records is an avenue for creative Forest Family to submit original record setting aspirations. Embark on a journey that brings the Forest Family, The Forest Community, and The Forest itself together for a record-setting experience.
Who’s your Hero? Heroes can be anything – dress as a nurse, your favorite teacher, your best friend, your parents… Dress as a cape-crusader that we all know and love, or dress as a cape-crusader that you just made up! Prepare your most sensational, spectacular, and super costumes, and help The Forest set the First Official Fantastical Feat & World Record!
During the First Weekend of Electric Forest 2018, the Forest Family looks to set the Official Forest Record for most people dressed as Superheroes at one time. To support the First Official Record, The String Cheese Incident is hosting this attempt during the first set of their Friday, June 22 performance. Join Odai and his fellow superheroes to set the record!
THE ELECTRIC FOREST WISH MACHINE
The Wish Machine sparked inspiration from across the globe. From local communities in Michigan to as far as Tanzania and Cambodia, the Forest Family considered what they could do – for individuals, neighborhoods, communities, and societies – to help make the world a better place. Pledges included raising money and awareness for mental health, rare diseases, and sustainable efforts; donating clothing, personal items, and funds to charity drives and disaster clean-up efforts; volunteering time and resources to local humane societies, hospitals, and homeless shelters; and so much more.
The Wish Machine challenged the Forest Family to venture out into the world and spread positive action and good deeds. Now it’s time for The Forest to reward the most amazing, world-changing, and awe-inspiring acts of kindness.
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