Treefort Day 5: Brunch, jokes, and rainy dance shows

Posted at 8:04 PM, Mar 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 12:11:09-04

BOISE, IDAHO — From rocking out at music venues all over town, to sharing life hacks on industry panels--to yoga, comedy, and storytelling--day 5 of Treefort 2019 drew hoards of all different types of people to the streets of downtown Boise Sunday.

And while it may soon be coming to an end, hoards of Treeforters still showed up in the rain on day 5 to get their money's worth.

On one stage, eight adult festivalgoers were picked from the crowd to participate in a dance-off for this year's 4th annual "Treefort Amateur Dance Competition."

Judged by the audience, the top prize went to Abby, the only female dancer in the competition. The interactive event organizers also hosted a kid's version at Kidfort.

"I think the most important part is getting everybody just in it--in that festival vibe. Feeling like they can get on the stage--they can do something, and they can just come and cheer on the community as well. It's not just performers on the stage, it's literally like in the streets, in the moment, this is the festival," said Celeste Bolin, Dance Commander, Treefort.

Other performers on stage: Stand-up comedians! The funny folks were joined by an audience of thirsty and hungry brunchers at today's "Sunday Roast" alefort event. With the help of some eggs, hilarious jokes, and a little "hair of the dog," festivalgoers were in high spirits.

"I went to brunch, had a great day. Now at Alefort, here we are! Treefort 2019! Woo woo!" said Brandon Tarpley, Treeforter from Northern Idaho.

Tonight, one of the festival's major headliners Toro y Moi takes the mainstage. The last music act ends at 2:00 a.m., and that will mark the official end to Treefort Music fest--until next year, that is.