As We See It

[The Backstory]

Last-minute selfies at Rise Mojave

Image
Kids play on a giant R sculpture at the Rise Festival in the Moapa River Indian Reservation on October 10, 2015.
Photo: Mikayla Whitmore

Rise Mojave | Moapa River Reservation | October 10, 2015 | 11:30 p.m.

2015 Rise Festival

A calm sense of chaos emerged as the lanterns floated into the night sky. Bodies slowly started the trek back to their vehicles, but like moths to a flame were attracted to a giant sculpture that said “RISE.” A crowd gathered, each person jockeying to get one last selfie. Who could out-pose who? A strong lady gripped the letter “I” and seductively lifted her legs up it backwards, a move straight out of Showgirls. A couple of kids treated the “R” like a jungle gym, then waded into the darkness.

Tags: Community
Share
Photo of Mikayla Whitmore

Mikayla Whitmore

Get more Mikayla Whitmore
  • The sex educator and owner of Detroit's Spectrum boutique brings her humor and expertise to AVN.

  • “Compared to my Ohio life, people are more positive here, more responsive to literary things.”

  • “We break down all the barriers that led them to become homeless, so they can become self-sufficient and sustain on their own.”

  • Get More As We See It Stories
Top of Story