Monday, August 27, 2012 , Updated 6:00 a.m., August 29, 2012
Hot Wet Mess is a musical slip ‘n slide to end your summer
The one-day music festival is brought to you by the same people behind 35 Denton.
DENTON You will get wet.
35 Denton Announces: BIG FREEDIA, REGGIE WATTS for The Hot Wet Mess!
The all-ages event will make a splash on September 1 at the North Texas State Fairgrounds in Denton. Organizers promise it isn’t a party you’ll soon forget; just take a look at their racy promo video above.
Organizers hope for “a different element of fun and excitement outside of what we've already established with [35 Denton],” said creative director Kyle La Valley. “Really, it's just a way to have people get together and enjoy a good time and what the local community has to offer, and to acquaint them with 35 Denton as a whole.”
The event of the summer will feature a slew of musical acts to wet your whistle like the Black Lips, Reggie Watts, Big Freedia, Fergus & Geronimo, and Denton’s own RTB2, with Dallas’ DJ Sober spinning between sets. If that doesn’t keep you cool, The Hot Wet Mess will also have a “big ass” waterslide, a half pipe, a wresting ring featuring XCW wrestlers, and the Low Tide Food Lounge where you can relax in the shade, grab a cold beer, and eat from local food trucks. Special hydration stations will be set up around the fair.
“We're looking to really kick off the beginning of the school year when everyone is settling back into town and the surrounding areas with a nice, fun, over-the-top event,” La Valley said. “All of the artists really have a raw and exciting edge in their own way. The lineup is eclectic, but that's the common thread that ties them all together.”
For fans of 35 Denton, The Hot Wet Mess isn’t the only creative collective the organization has up its sleeves. Keep your eyes and ears open for more outrageous events in the future.
More than 1,000 people have RSVP’d to The Hot Wet Mess. Bring sunscreen, mosquito repellant, towels, a swim suit, and ways to protect your beloved smart phone – or anything else you don’t want to get wet. Prepare to leave soaked.
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