Saturday marked the 239th birthday for the great U.S of A. On this great day, many celebrated with cookouts, beer and fireworks. Spending time with good friends and family, while waving showcasing our patriotism is the only way I can imagine celebrating our independence day. Traditionally I’ve spent my 4th of July celebrating with lawn games, beach, boats, cook-outs, and beer, lots and lots of beer. However, this year my friends and I decided to switch it up a little by attending the AQUA EDM show at Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island. Live music, a beer garden, water holograms and a killer firework show made for a memorable night to celebrate the stars and stripes.
Fort AQUA was an awesome experience that I would recommend to anyone looking to have a good time. I’ve been to my fair share of music shows and festivals, and I must say this one was one of the most unique. It definitely ranks at the top for originality.
There are a few things that really separate this event from other music shows. The first distinction being their use of the ‘stage’. Typical venues will have a stage filled with giant screens for a graphic/video to be displayed on. Fort AQUA provides a completely original stage made of water to create water holograms which float around the artist. This is done by layering sheets of water with fountains and mist, in combination with lights, lasers and projections. The results are mind blowing and a real game changer.
The fancy light show at a typical music festival is always nice, but what really differentiates the AQUA experience is their alignment with WATERisLIFE (WiL). WiL is an organization dedicated to providing clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene programs to villages and schools in desperate need. AQUA’s partnership with WiL is truly amazing, as every ticket sold brings 36.5 days of clean water to a person in a Ghanian village. To provide further means for donations, attendees could buy a rubber AQUA bracelet for $1.00 to donate further to the cause.
We should all support the mission to stop the water crisis and save the world. AQUA is doing it right and being a leader in the efforts to make a change. They provide a fun and entertaining event for all ages to enjoy, while donating to an outstanding cause. Often times we as Americans take water for granted. The efforts made by AQUA and WiL vastly highlight the fact that water really is life.