After attending her first Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros concert in Michigan two years ago, Emily High-Fash wanted somehow to give something back to the band.
“The band gives so much with their music,” said High-Fash, who flew all the way from Toronto to be at the band’s four-day Big Top circus/music festival last week in Los Angeles. “They give so much to their fans. They give everything. They put so much into it. You really feel that energy coming out when they’re on that stage. I just wish I had something to give them.”
So after meeting vocalist Jade Castrinos after the concert, High-Fash presented her with a handmade flower hairpiece. “To my surprise, she took off the flower she was wearing and gave it to me, and that just did it…” High-Fash said. “That changed everything.”
Castrinos suggested that High-Fash look in to becoming a vendor at Big Top, and sell her handmade jewelry and hair accessories.
“I was absolutely flattered that she thought my designs would be good enough for such an audience… but I had no money and no way of getting there,” High-Fash writes on her website, www.emilyhighfash.com. “I decided to set up an Indiegogo campaign to try to raise some money for a plane ticket. I was overwhelmed by the support and love I received from friends, family and the angels over at Community Music. After about a month of campaigning, I managed to raise enough money for my trip!”
Janglin Souls caught up with High-Fash at her booth shortly before Big Top opened on Oct. 17.