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Days at the High Five Festival can be so packed full of action, I had to check the calendar to make sure that my mixed-up memories were only from the first day.


It’s Saturday morning, and when I try to remember what I did yesterday, I can’t believe it was only the first day of High Five. With movies that transport you into different moods, locations, atmospheres and worlds, and schedules that start at 8am and end at 6am the next day, one day at High Five can seem like a whole week of action.

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It was a long day, but I’ll keep this article short – if you want it long, check the schedule on the internet. It was what will be – now, it’s what was. So I won’t talk about the afternoon in the brand village, full of games, speakers, music, kids, signing sessions, and plenty of work and endurance required for those working there.

Around 7pm, after the kids left the village and our souls were touched by 45 minutes of Clayton Vila’s “For Lack Of Better,” the JP Auclair Memorial started with a mix of speeches and awesome segments to remember who JP was and how he continues to inspire us.

While the parties got started in the city and the Cafette, the last screening session got underway with three rooms totally full of viewers, and also of rider’s self-expression, as Chris Logan shared a passionate un-official speech.

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Almost 11pm, the party started to pick up its pace: drunk people, conversations, dangerous security guys, and (apparently) nice music, before everyone moved to the Bowl till 6am.

Well, that’s basically a day in the life in Annecy. Let’s meet up again after the event to recap this High Five Festival 2015.

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