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The official In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco poster!
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For a lighter version suitable for printing brochures, click here.
The big music festival hadn’t yet been named. As Kevin at Accelerated Global was working on some promotional videos for the headline act, he realized their rendition of the Iron Butterfly’s iconic 60’s anthem In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida was spot on.
With his discerning musical ear, having spent most of his life in various bands playing a variety of instruments, he realized these musicians had a special quality in recreating the authentic sounds, right down to the couch-sized 60s-era Hammond B3 organ they were lugging around, just as many of that era’s rock bands had done.
In a flash of inspiration, Kevin chose the name for the event. It would be suggestive of the 60s-era nature of this music festival, and instantly recognizable to fans of 60s-70s hard rock. By including the name Pasco, it showed the support this event would provide for the county’s businesses. It was a play on words, as Iron Butterfly had done with its variation of “In The Garden Of Eden,” the original song title. It suggested in a subliminal way that Pasco county was indeed a garden worth visiting, which tied in with the campaign’s focus on international tourism. And so, the music event gained a distinctive name: In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco.
The previous year, Ling had noticed the perfect location for a large music event when promoting designer wine at the Fraternal Order of Police property where a band was performing outdoors. She set this idea aside for a future possibility.
At a subsequent event at another location in Carrolwood, Kevin was assisting as part of a four-cameraman crew filming a live band’s performance at the outdoor festival there. Kevin and Ling took notice of the preceding band’s skill in performing classic rock hits from such iconic 60s and 70s bands as Deep Purple, the Beatles and Iron Butterfly. They felt this band would be perfect for some type of future music event.
Several months later, Ling wanted to create a fundraiser for Pam. Since Ling at the time was managing Pam’s run for Honorary Mayor of Land O Lakes, she visualized a large music event at the FOP property with that band, who styled themselves the Lint Rollers. Planning was initiated to make this event a reality for Pasco county.
All are welcome so long as they respect others and our natural beach environment. You can take your own time to adjust. Of course it isn’t polite to stare, but if you look around you’ll see a wide range of shapes and ages.
How can you describe the experience of naturism?
- Becoming one with Nature and nature’s God as the sun warms your body and the water caresses your skin
- A feeling of liberation as you shed your status, pretensions and fears along with your clothes, and learn to ‘be at home in your own skin’
- Nudity as freedom, not as exhibitionism, voyeurism or exploitation
- A return to Eden in the company of family and friends
The thousands of naturists (nudists) who live and work in Pasco and surrounding county’s, in addition to the equal number of annual visitors seeking a Nakation (naked vacation) have pumped millions of dollars into the local economy for over 70 years. “Did you know that Pasco area naturists are of the largest donors to the Suncoast Harvest Food Bank Feeding Tampa Bay, and are the largest donors in a tri-county area of live giving blood? According to Cindy St. Lawrence of Florida Blood Services we are,” says Pam Oakes.
Recommended: Paul’s LeValley’s book Naturists: Upholders of Strong Family Values
Above quotes from SFFB’s Guidebook to the Naturist Beach
Watch here for future articles on:
• Naturist Etiquette
• Women & Naturism
By LAURA KINSLER | The Tampa Tribune
Published: October 11, 2012
Pasco County’s plan to market the county as a sports destination is paying off this year — the county’s tourism figures rose 19 percent in 2012.
This also was the first year Pasco County began marketing the area’s many nude resorts to international tourists. County Tourism Director Eric Keaton said the county’s first “Eurobird” ads drew tourists from eight European and South American countries. The largest contingent traveled from Belgium.
“The one thing this organization did for the county was to help open our eyes to the international market as a whole,” Keaton said.
The campaign generated worldwide publicity. “Just talking about the naturist lifestyle had our office fielding interview requests from Australia and Germany,” Keaton said.
HOW TO OPTIMIZE RECYCLING AT YOUR PASCO COUNTY EVENT
Event recycling starts at the top with the event organizer(s). Recycling has to be planned.
Recycling at an event is an educational function; assume attendees, vendors and volunteers know nothing about recycling and be prepared to educate them.
Each level of the event organization has its recycling job.
Event_Recycling_in_Pasco_County – PDF
Dressed for the Occasion Events
FREE Go to www.VisitPasco.net for a full listing of Pasco County parks and fun things to do. Like them on Facebook!
$ – $$$ www.thelolanews.com Click on ‘Upcoming Events’ at The LOLA (Land O’Lakes/Lutz Area)
www.landolakespatch.com Click on ‘Events’ at the Land O’Lakes Patch
Prior to joining the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce, I like many others, was unaware or didn’t know what the CPCC Honorary Mayor’s Race was about. As a new member of the chamber in 2013 to promote international tourism to Pasco County, I was approached by chamber President Gary Loman who said “I think you should run Pam”. I wrote an article about the decision making process.