Exclusive Interview with Billy Brouse of Papadosio

Billy Brouse of PapadosioSensible Reason sat down with Billy Brouse of Papadosio, to find out how he enjoyed his Aura Music Festival. He talks about his favoriet parts of the festival, the performances he enjoyed, and more.


So how did you enjoy your AURA?

Had a great time as usual. Love playin there with so many of our friends

How did it feel to have so many people in the crowd from Ohio who traveled all the way to florida to see you? 

It always feels great to have friends from our native state around us, you can definitely feel the love. I hope they all had a blast.

With a festival as small as Aura, you must get a good amount of interaction with the fan. What were your most memorable encounters with fans while walking through the camp grounds?

I remember late on Sunday there was a kid asking about the Aura hats and if there were any left for sale, I didn’t know so I just gave him mine. It made me feel good and I hope it made his Aura brighter

What was the highlight of your Aura, it could be on stage  or off stage, but what was the most memorable thing from the weekend?  

I had a great time with our sit ins. Eli from Dopapod killed it as usual, and from outta the woodwork Jimmy Dunstan from Spontaneous Underground killed it with us as well. I thought that was a great set as well as a great time! Also Rob Compa from Dopapod brought the heat during Utopiate, he pretty much blew me away. Next year I’m getting Daryl up during The Plug whether he likes it or not…

I know that many of the artists that played Aura are your personal friends, but if you had to choose what was your favorite performance of the weekend?

Definitely couldn’t choose. Love seeing all our friends up there doin their thing. Sorry but really couldn’t choose one out of the plethora of talented artists that graced the stage that weekend.

Greg Sarafan

Greg Sarafan founded Greg Sarafan’s Sensible Reason in 2007. He started blogging for HeadCount in January 2011. Soon after he organized and ran a small but successful charity festival called Binghamtronica to benefit HeadCount and OxFam America. He is a Team Leader in NYC as well as Artist Relations representative for HeadCount. Greg has BAs in political science and art history from Binghamton University. Greg has a J.D. as well as a Certificate in Intelectual Property, Media and Privacy from Brooklyn Law School . Greg also volunteers for OxFam America as a Concert Outreach Coordinator. In 2009 Greg presented his theory of Artistic Stylistic Transmission in the Royal Mughal Atelier at an art history symposium at Ohio State University.

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