‘They Call Me Grandma Techno’​


She has been on every Movement festival every year since 2005! Patricia Lay-Dorsey, known endearingly by most as Grandma Techno, is the event’s most famous patron. Raving and meandering throughout the festival in her electric scooter, the radiant 76-year-old award-winning photographer is a Movement staple and adored by all who are lucky enough to meet her.

Ahead of the 2019 edition of the Motor City festival, The Detroit Techno Foundation, 1xRUN and Paxahau – the producers of Movement Electronic Music Festival – have teamed up with Patricia Lay-Dorsey to publish a commemorative book showcasing Grandma Techno’s photos captured at Movement Detroit 2007-2018.

Titled They Call Me Grandma Techno, this 144-page hardcover book lets people see the story of the festival through Grandma Techno’s kind and adventurous eyes.


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