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Friday, February 17, 2012

Rambler Adventures: Voyage to the Blacksmith


This past Wednesday, the Ramble On crew took a cruise down to Delaware City to meet up with our buddies Gene and Kerry at their blacksmith shop. Last year, they set up a mini blacksmithing shop on site at RamJam with live demos making them the first RamJam vendor ever to experiment into these realms. They were such a hit that Ramble On invited them to return for the 2012 festivities. 

The shop was awesome in so many ways. Every single one of us was doey-eyed and in awe the moment we stepped inside. There were stacks of anvils and piles of tools, state sale salvage (you know, the bizarre vintage state hospital kind of stuff) and in progress art pieces. Floor to ceiling, the shop was glowing with an eclectic mysticism. In our tour, we learned about some of the facets of the blacksmithing craft. Gene did some demos to illustrate the strong influence natural science plays in the art of blacksmithing. And socio-polical topics, like the shortage of coal and other raw metals, were also brought up. 

It was a lot of fun to step inside a local artisan's work space. Ramble On is happy to have gotten the opportunity to hang out at the Forged shop and very excited over the discussions of upcoming RamJam plans! Big things are cooking up!!Check out some photos from our tour around their shop.

Nash and R greeted by the friendly shop dog

Shop owner, Kerry Rhoades working on a metal and recycled materials sculpture

Amber's wonderment was found in a giant billow!

Tools presented as art. And a giant mosquito and fly swatter in the upper left corner.

The large wooden doors were salvaged from the movie "The Village"

Check out Gene and Kerry's portfolio

Notice their doey-eyed wonderment. 

Gene kicks up the fire for a demo.

Gene warms a ring to exhibit the effects of heat on metal

Can you feel the heat?

Ramsey being silly.

Flower sculptures forged in the shop.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Have you heard?...

RamJam 5 will be rocking out Uncle Bob's Western Corral on May 5th, 2012. Mark your calendars boys and girls. This year's going to be the biggest ever. It's a special year for the RamJam as it's our 5 year anniversary!! To mark this special occasion, we decided to bring out the big artillery. What's the "big artillery" you ask?

Stay tuned.


Monday, January 9, 2012

The Mad Sweet Waltz

When the Mad Sweet Pangs approached RambleOn Events to design a Thanksgiving Eve show of epic proportions, neither the Pangs nor RambleOn realized how epic it would truly be. The band coined the event The Mad Sweet Waltz, and it was to be glorious. Lights, atmosphere, and interactives were all on the menu. 

Prepping for the gig:

In order to give the band the artistic caliber they deserved, designing and prepping for the gig began months in advance. 

Time log: 40 hours
Budget: minimal
Design and Construction: Amber Quisenberry and Bobby Cox
Special Skill Contributors: Rob Hendry (welding and rigging), Jason Ethrington (special materials rigger), Elaine Morgan (seamstress)

Constructing the "Cup Balls" aka "the LED Lollipops"

Constructing Thor for Rob Young and Ramsey Hazbun's Keyboard Installation

 Panel Painting, 1 of 6.

Staging and Testing

Ladies and Gentlemen. Please prepare yourself for 
the show. 

Thor conducted Rob Young and Ramsey Hazbun's Key Board Installation

Thanks to Mad Sweet Pangs, Still Moon Servants, all the guest musicians, The Queen, the production and atmosphere crew, the volunteers, and all the FANS. This was such an awesome show and we're so luck to have been apart of it. 

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Ramble On Joins Forces With Mad-Sweet Pangs

Ramble On Events is excited to announce our next show will be November 23rd at World Cafe Live @ The Queen Theater in Wilmington, DE.  Mad-Sweet Pangs will be doing a musical tribute to The Band, with many local and regional musicians from bands like Spokey Speaky, 61 North, The Hold-Up, The Butch Zito Band, and many more.  Still Moon Servants will be opening the show.

Ramble On Events is proud to be providing lighting and atmosphere for this event.  We have been busy building various new attractions in our workshops, and can't wait to show off what we've been up to since RamJam.  If you check back here in the near future, we might be posting some teaser photos...

In the meantime check out the contest Mad-Sweet Pangs are currently running:  "The Best Idea For A Contest" Contest.  The winner gets two free tickets!

However, if you're like us and tend to wake in the middle of the night with nightmares of not getting tickets to sold out concerts, check out the Queen's website to buy tickets.