BASSNECTAR

So I went to see Bassnectar the other night at the Marquee in Tempe. Let’s just say he did NOT dissapoint. The show started off with one of my favorite groups, Big Gigantic. They are an electronic group from Boulder, Colorado who have recently been opening for Bassnectar on his tour around the country. Big G is composed of Dominic Lalli who is the producer and plays the Sax so compassionately, and Jeremy Saken on the drums. They opened up with their remix of the song “I Need A Dollar” by Aloe Black.  The entire crowd was signing along and loving their different spin on the song.

 


As they finished their incredible set, all I could think about it that Bassnectar was on next. The second he walked on stage the crowd went INSANE. I managed to be in front center, and the second he turned on his speakers you could feel the entire place vibrating.

 

 

Bassnectar put on incredible show playing his most famous song “Bass Head”, his remix of Ellie Goulding “Lights”. It was just an incredible night.

 

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Identity Festival Chula Vista

As soon as we arrived at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in Chula Vista you could already hear The Disco Biscuits playing their electronica-jam fusion sounds from outside. When we walked in you could immediately feel the loving energy of the 80,000 ravers. We made our way into the front row right before Afrojack was supposed to come on. All of a sudden Steve Aoki came on stage and said Afrojack was stuck in traffic and is going to play some songs to stall for him.

Soon after Afrojack arrived on stage. They started off immediately with the song they made together called “No Beef”. The crowd went crazy and the party began to start. The sun began to set as the crowd became more and more hype as Afrojack played his insane dutch house songs like “Take Over Control” and ended with “Give Me Everything”. Afrojack’s set was complete, and ended on an incredible note. Literally.

As we patiently waited for the stage crew to set up Pretty Lights new stage, I was getting extremely excited. I’ve seen Pretty Lights perform more than 7 times, and every time his performance gets better by the minute. The second the lights went off and the countdown started, the crowd went INSANE. He immediately started off his set right when he played his recently released song, “I Know The Truth”. His new set up was absurd. He had his usual LED DJ booth but brought it to a whole other level by adding 20 tall box-like LED stands with visuals that perfectly went with the music he played. All of a sudden I heard him begin to remix my personal favorite, the James Brown remix of “Finally Moving”. It honestly almost brought tears to my eyes from how moving the song was and the incredible vibes of the crowd. He ended his set with his famous remix of “All Of The Lights” and jumped into the pit to shake the hands of all his loving fans.  By far the best set at Identity. That concluded his deeply moving set and up next was Kaskade.

I decided to finally leave the pit to go experience the view from the lawn right before Kaskade. The crowd was getting rowdy as Kaskade began playing his own remixes of songs like “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” “Raining” and a crowd favorite “Eyes”. After the extremely long and tiring day, we unfortunately decided to leave during Kaskade’s set. While walking out we stopped and chatted with different groups of people to take in every last bit of the festival that we could. Overall it was an incredible day jam packed with amazing artists and people to enjoy it with.

First stop, San Diego, Identity Festival 2011

First on my list is Identity Festival in Chula Vista, San Diego. I will be spending my Labor Day Weekend listening to some of the World’s Top DJ’s including the Dutch House King, and one of my favorites, Afrojack. Other DJ’s include Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Nero, Datsik, and Doorly. The Disco Biscuits will also perform their jam band set for a change in vibes from all the EDM. I can’t wait to show you all pictures and videos from their sets! See you Monday!

http://idfestival.com/city/chulavista

Hello world!

Welcome to my blog! I will be writing about my incredible personal experiences at concerts, and what you should do to have a great time yourself. I am traveling all over the country this year, and soon will be going to Barcelona and traveling all around Europe. I am going to see all that a new part of the world has to offer as far as concerts and festivals goes. I can not wait! Europe was way ahead of us in music, so I can’t wait to see how much they have evolved since I was last there.

I hope you all enjoy reading my blog as much as I love experiencing and writing about it. Hopefully my blog will make you want to have your own life-changing experiences at a festival and will motivate you to actually go do it!

Enjoy!

-Alex