After a slow start due to traffic and a four-hour line for car searches regardless of if you were camping or parking, we finally arrived at the event. We did not wait in line, we decided to park off site to avoid missing the entire day. Overall though, day 1 of the event exceeded my expectations. My group made it inside with enough time to catch the latter half of Moon Boots, and then trekked down to the Grove Stage to catch controversial hip hop artist Danny Brown.
Kevin and I decided that checking out Treasure Fingers was more important than seeing RL Grime. I think we were right in the decision as we surrounded by less than 200 people for a majority of the now intimate set. Chromeo was next up over at the main stage and did not disappoint. The crowd was just as much fun as the set and everyone was grooving out. Not to mention I have only seen the amount of people playing with LED Poi and Hoops at a festival like EDC Las Vegas, it was awesome. Racing back up to the Big Top Stage to catch Figure throw down a dubstep set that made me feel like it was 2010 all over again, absolutely filthy. To cap off the end of the festival for night one, Kaskade played a Big Room House set that was pretty reminiscent of his main stage set at EDC. It was a fun set that ended with a large fireworks display fitting for the end of a Kaskade Set. While many stayed for the Gramatik after party that was after the festival ended at the Grove Stage, our parking expired without any time to actually make it down to see him play. Sitting back in my room now, I’m excited to see what day 2 has in store for me tomorrow.