A Decibel Festival Post-Script: Fest Founder Sean Horton on This Year's Record Turn-Out

Decibel Festival's Sean Horton
Another Decibel Festival has come and gone (reviews here, here, and here), and if you're anything like me you're probably still reeling slightly from the long weekend. Somewhere out there, festival founder Sean Horton is hopefully taking a well-deserved break (this year's fest landed the same week as his birthday and wedding anniversary as if it weren't enough all ready), but he got in touch to share some quick thoughts about how this year's 8th edition of the Northwest's premiere festival of electronic music and arts went down.

"2011 was without question our most successful edition to date in terms of overall attendance," says Horton. "[We] hit capacity on 21 out of 30 showcases. For me personally, it was also the most rewarding program from a curatorial standpoint. As for the festival operations, we've never had such a solid team and overall plan of attack. Given all the circumstances, it really couldn't have gone any better."

Well, Motor City Drum Ensemble could've gotten that visa--then again, Horton and the Decibel crew always need something to book during the off-season...

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