I got a message about a month before bringing Beatwell to the Hot August Music Festival for the fourth time. Colby shared that Beatwell was a highlight for he and his girlfriend and he wanted to propose in a memorable way. His plan was to bring her into the center to dance towards the end of the circle. My plan was to get everyone to rumble until he dropped to his knee. At that point I’d cut the music and Colby would do his thing.

Beatwell is about making moments. Colby got the “yes” he was hoping for. Dozens of strangers took part in a celebration of a commitment to love and life.

It was awesome.