With more stages and music, this was the biggest Shabang to date
The desire to grow and improve has been a continual impetus for the Shabang team, headed by founders Alexander Schwend, Carson Stone and Greg Golf, and not even distance can weary the passion they have built for the festival.
There are even team members who live outside of the state, and most of them balance full-time jobs alongside their Shabang commitments. Golf, who serves as marketing director and volunteer coordinator, kept in touch with the team through video chats as he balanced his job as a summer camp director in Austin. Golf works Monday through Friday and spends anywhere from two to three hours after work to coordinate the festival. While it is not an easy task, Golf said he believes the end result is worth it.
“Having people come up to me and tell me that this has been part of their college experience … there is no better feeling than being able to give that to others,” Golf said. There have been 12 Shabangs since the festival’s early days on Cuesta Ridge, and the team hopes to continue making the experiences something concert-goers want to return to.
Kyle Calzia | Mustang News
Bane’s World is run by Shane Blanchard, who writes, records, and produces all of the band’s music on his own. Alison Chavez | Mustang News
Golfdads performed in front of a lively Shabang audience. Kyle Calzia | Mustang News
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