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Sami Pfeffer,
Phone Valet

Phone Valet offers complimentary curbside service for your smartphone! Take a break, power down. Leave your phone with us for a few minutes, hours, or even the whole night. Explore the festival with one of our analog “apps” such as hand-drawn maps (to some secret spots) and real film cameras. Disconnect to connect.
While your phone slumbers in our care, we’ll also show you how much energy you’re saving by taking even a tiny break from screen time and data usage. And we’ll chart how much is saved collectively over the entire night!


Sami is an artist and writer. They also make gender, noises, and mistakes. They struggle to stay awake past 11 PM and can nap anywhere- even at Northern Spark. Sami’s favorite phone is the dual flip Samsung Alias.

Aaron is a veteran of several Northern Sparks. An expert night owl, but he is truly a morning person. His favorite phone is the pink Nokia C3-00 and his favorite food is honey butter.


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Union Depot - Lowertown outside Union Depot by train station

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8:59pm - 5:26am



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Sami Pfeffer
(b.) Omaha, NE
Aaron Rosenblum
(b.) Philadelphia, PA
(works) Minneapolis, MN