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2011

MARCH

Holding the Golden Ticket | Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble with moe. | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward ; Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

Winter Carnival 2011 | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward; Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

JANUARY

JAM CRUISE 9 by DIRTY SANTA | Contributing Writer & Photographer: Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

2010

NOVEMBER

2010 Bear Creek Music Festival Photos | Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

OCTOBER

Burning Man 2010 | Photos | Contributing Photographer : Andrew Wyatt

AUGUST

Photos of the Vibes | Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival | Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

Gathering of the Vibes 2010 | Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward ; Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

JULY

NATEVA 2010 IN PHOTOGRAPHS | 2010 Nateva Music Festival | Contributing Photographer: Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

MAY

Pearl Jam | XL Center – Hartford, Connecticut |May 15, 2010 | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward , Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

APRIL

Flaming Lips New York | The Flaming Lips – Ithaca, NY | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward | Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

Green Mountain State of Mind | Apr. 10 – Scott Tournet / Joshua Panda with Ian Thomas Band (Nectar’s – Burlington, VT) ; Apr. 11 – Sam Amidon (Hooker-Dunham Theater – Brattleboro, VT) | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward | Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

Bluegrass Behind Bars | Hot Day At The Zoo in a Vermont Prison | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward | Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

MARCH

Snoe.Down 2010 PART 2 – The Story |FESTIVAL REVIEW | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward | Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

Snoe.Down 2010 PART 1 – The Story | FESTIVAL REVIEW | Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward | Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

FEBRUARY

SARANAC LAKE WINTER CARNIVAL

Contributing Writer : Garret K. Woodward | Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

JANUARY

A DECADE of BURNING MAN – PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION – Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

100 Photos of a Decade – PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION – Contributing Photographer : Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt

2009

Rothbury 2009 Photographs

Rothbury v Rothbury | Round 2 – ROTHBURY Music Festival – Rothbury, MI – (a)

Rothbury v Rothbury | Round 1 – ROTHBURY Music Festival – Rothbury, MI – (a)

Wakarusa 2009 Festival Review – Ozark, AR (a)

DIRTY SANTA BIO :

I remember the first time I ever wore the sequin Santa suit. It was Halloween 2005 in Las Vegas during the inaugural Vegoose Music Festival. It was a working vacation for me, and it was during Halloween.  I needed a costume.

I found it skimming costume websites. It was a gloriously, hideous mess.  It looked as if the year 1979 had vomited on Kris Kringle’s North Pole Candy Cane enclave. I couldn’t imagine Santa looking brighter if he had popped a hundred of Rudolph’s lit-up noses in his mouth like chocolate covered cherries. It was completely awful and perfect. For me.

Since that time, I have happily enjoyed donning the sparkled suit across the country while photographing and participating in music festivals around the country. Over the years, to keep the Christmas spirit year round, I’ve tried as often as possible to hand out free candy canes, lollipops, and glow sticks to festival goers as well.

My story is part of a beautiful insanity that we call the festival circuit. As a former Southern Baptist preacher with a Masters of Theology, I now fill myself with the human spirit. Through my journey and candid photography, I present a single strand of a story both self-discovery and redemption that’s sewn into the fabric of a tie-dyed universe.

-Andrew “Dirty Santa” Wyatt