TomorrowWorld 2014 // What I Learned From My First Electronic Music Festival
Oh, my bad. Sorry about that I just had to pinch myself to see if this weekend was all a dream. I love a good adventure, so when Helene asked me several months ago if I wanted to go to TomorrowWorld as her guest in an official media capacity, I had my flight booked and gold tattoos packed faster than you can say Steve Aoki!
///Side note/// if you ever need a partner in crime that will say yes to anything and everything, I'm your girl. I'll try anything once. (*disclaimer- no skydiving. That is where I draw the parachute line)
As you guys know already, Helene likes EDM as much as I like sports. I feel comfortable making that comparison, I think she would agree there. I kid you not though, Helene knew more about each artist than all of the other media personnel in attendance. TomorrowWorld made a no-brainer decision by inviting her. Not only did she hold her own in any conversation, she was more knowledgeable. Girlfriend has a very bright future ahead of her in the EDM world. , and I hope I continue to play the beneficiary from her passion and extensive knowledge.
Now let's take the complete opposite side of the spectrum. I knew nothing about electronic music, other than the things I've learned from reading Helene's blog. So I thought I would bring you my trip recap today, from an newbie's perspective.
Did you know that? When we first got there, before I became an expert and all (jk,lol), I kept saying,
"What time do they come on?"
"What stage are they on?"
But most of the time when I said they, it was actually just a him; only one person. That doesn't mean that there weren't duos, or even groups... there were. But the majority of the time when you think the name sounds like a group of people, it was merely one DJ!
Here are some pictures of Sound Remedy's set, a solo DJ, and Helene's favorite performer of the weekend. He was so passionate, he sucked you in and his joy and excitement was so palpable that it pretty much slapped you across the face! I loved him too!
I love love loved the DJs who played a lot of Trap music. I'm a big fan of rap, so naturally this had me jumping and screaming like a super fan! Here are some pictures of the Mad Decent stage, which featured a lot of Trap artists!
This was pretty sweet perk. I loved that we didn't have to wait and lose our music high in between acts, which tends to happen at most concerts I attend. It was simply one DJ to the next in just a matter of minutes. Here are some pictures of us having the time of our lives at the main stage!
I wish I did a better job at snapping some of my favorite signs and flags, but alas, here are some winners that wound up on my camera roll!
But really.... I've never seen anything like this place.
Now back to the real world... aka my very intimidating email inbox right now!