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Waverly Fall Boogie 2015

Waverly Fall Boogie 2015


Photo: Standard Deluxe
Photo: Standard Deluxe

What is there to do besides watch the Auburn Tigers on a Saturday?  Well, it’s festival season and on October 10, the first by weekend of the season, head to Waverly, Alabama to get your boogie on and eat some southern food at the South’s premiere multi-cultural music and arts festival, Fall 280 Boogie.

This will be the 4th year for the Waverly Fall Boogie, a spin-off of the spring Old 280 Boogie that has been a hit for the past 15 years.

“One of our slogans is, ‘Once a year is not enough,’ so we decided to have one [festival] in the fall too,” said Scott Peek, one of the founders of the design and silkscreen print shop Standard Deluxe that hosts both of the festivals.

Both of the fall and spring festivals are about the same as far as what to expect at each one, but they each have different bands and vendors.

“We’ve done a bluegrass festival, some music showcases, and some outdoor shows from time to time,” said Peek.  “We just thought another festival in the fall would be a good way to get groups of people together and people who couldn’t make the spring one could make this one.”

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Photo: High 5 Productions


The Pine Hill Haints, one of the headliners in this year’s Waverly Fall Boogie, has played in the Old 280 Boogie 14 out of the 15 festivals.

“They’ve played out here at my shop more than any other band since the first time they played (over 20 years ago) and they have a big following in Auburn,” said Peek.  “They’re just a really talented band, a little different than a regular band, and we wanted to give them the chance to headline.”


Other headliners include New Orleans singer Maggie Koerner, Natural Child, Larry Mitchell Band, Tim Lee 3, and Jake Fusell.

To keep your dancing energized throughout this long day, there will be plenty of food vendors such as Johnny Brusco’s Pizza, Chris’ Hot Dogs, Kowaliga Restaurant, Mama Mocha’s, Perch, and Hornsby Farms.  The art vendors will include Silas & Miri, Michael Foster Tintypes, Anthony Tavis Art, Loyal Stricklin, Alex Smith Art, Kim Davis Boogie Body Art, Drey Sett Nest, and Art by Redbird.

“It’s family friendly, a lot of kids, and no riff faff. Everyone is in a good mood and happy” said Peek.  “It’s a great get together.  It’s a way for people all over the south to meet up.”

Tickets for the Fall Boogie are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and children 14 and under are free.

The following businesses will be sponsoring the event: Wickles Pickles, Wood Studio, This Is American Music, Goodwyn l Mills l Cawood, Good People Brewing Company, Cottonseed Studios, Southern Makers, The Bitter Southerner, Standard Deluxe, and Willie’s Cycle Salvage.




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5 Staple Items for a Fall Boho Look

Good news, the clothes your mom wore in college are still going to be in style for this fall’s football season.  Flowy shirts, bell-bottom pants, and big beaded necklaces are here to stay.  Most fashionistas would call this look “Boho,” or the “Bohemian look.”  The style consists of layers of oversized shirts and sweaters, bell-bottom pants or jeans, and a lot of jewelry.

Photo taken at Behind the Glass Boutique in downtown Auburn

Auburn’s boutiques are full of trendy Boho clothing.  Everyone has different taste, but many boutique employees agree on a few staple items that are must-haves for this fall’s look.

Employees Jessica Keel and Ryanne Burns at Behind the Glass think booties and flat boots are definitely a staple.  They are comfortable, can be worn on game day, and go with just about any outfit from a dress, shorts, to jeans.

Another item to add to the closet for this fall is a leather jacket.

“Leather is definitely in this year,” Keel said.  “It’s good for layering on top of light sweaters, it’s good in the rain, and pretty much looks good with anything.”

The next, and possibly the most important trend, is layering. Layering can involve wearing different articles of clothing, like thermals, sweaters, ponchos, and bralettes, all at once.  Alexandra Boylston, an employee at Therapy, named five staple items for this season, most of which are ideal for layering.

“A big flowy T-shirt for layering is definitely a must have, and to go with it a pair of neutral leggings,” Boylston said.  “Girls are even starting to ditch the oversized Comfort Colors T-shirt and wear these to class.  Add some boots and a beaded necklace and you can wear it downtown.”

Photo taken at Behind the Glass boutique in downtown Auburn

Floppy hats are another staple for a fall wardrobe, and can turn just about any outfit into a Boho look, all while hiding a bad hair day.

Luckily, the last staple item, bell-bottom or super-flared jeans, can probably be found in your mom’s closet.  They are flattering to any body shape, and can be dressed up or down.  They also, of course, have a hippie flair which fits right in with Bohemian look.

Lauriston Carpenter, long time employee at Behind the Glass, described her ideal boho closet for this fall, which just happened to contain the same five staples other employees mentioned as well.

“A suede fringe dress because it’s two of my favorite trends in one,” Carpenter said.  “You definitely need some wide-leg jeans because they’re a throwback that flatters every shape, a bell-sleeved top because it has a flirty, flowy, 70’s feel, a pair of leather clogs because they go with everything, and a great hat because it’s the perfect accessory for any Boho girl.”

These staple items can be found at any boutique in Auburn, or your mom’s closet.  If you can remember to layer some sweaters or T-shirts, find some bell-bottomed pants, and can walk in some flat booties, you are well on your way to dressing in tune with the season’s latest trends.

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