The beginning perhaps...
My DPC partner and I got chance to check out this stop of the tour. Unfortunately, a few delays prevented us from catching a few of the acts we very much wanted see. Not to mention, set times and act locations were shuffled throughout the day. But I’m going to do my best to stray away from some of the less positive aspects of the fest. I think Becca pretty much nailed it in her post. No worries though; there was still plenty of day and music left for us to get down to.
We weren’t exactly sure what to expect from the festival overall. We quickly got the gist of it though:
My first stop was to check out:
Still early in the day, the crowd was a bit thin but the energy was definitely rising. Admittedly, I am not too familiar with their material. But it was just what I needed to distract me from picture taking long enough to get my first dance on of the day. That’s what we came here for, right? Yeah, that....and the people watching!
These guys bring so much energy and creativity. No pressing “Play” then screaming and running around on stage while the track rides. They touched on a large portion of their catalogue and not only played their songs well, but played them differently from their studio counterparts. The live improvisation was an exciting relief from the non-stop untz happening at the other stages
There was downtime after Booka, and some rain-time for a while. This quickly became "exorbitantly overpriced beer" time. Then I heard it:
“WAKE THE FUCK UP!”
Hey, don’t tell me what to do Rusko.
I enjoyed a good portion of his set. He screamed; a lot. But brought a metric shit-ton of energy (see what I did there?..”metric”...he’s British...ok sorry). He womped it out, threw it back to some early stuff, some housey stuff, and even dropped an "unreleased" Rhianna track he produced (which he told us not to tell anyone about...sorry Rusko!).
Next up..: Avicci
We like dirty disco dance parties....