Aug 17, 2014

Recap: Summer Set Music Festival 2014 Day 1

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Written by: Grant Gilmore

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.


Danny Brown performing at the Grove Stage at Summer Set Music Festival

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.

Kevin, Maggie and Grant at Summer Set Music Festival

Kevin, Maggie and Grant at Summer Set Music Festival



About the Author

Grant Gilmore
Grant is has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC Subreddit and their Facebook group. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.



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