Venus Trapped in Mars

30 September 2014

TomorrowWorld 2014 // What I Learned From My First Electronic Music Festival

**Ouch!!**

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?" 
and 
"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!

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30 comments :

  1. You two have def convinced me to go next year! I gotta experience this!

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  2. excellent, amazing, im crying post. seriously i love this so much, obviously. i'm so so soso sosoooo happy you came with me and I have to agree that you were the best companion for the weekend! should we start packing for next year?!?

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  3. I've been to a fair amount of festivals (more hippie music than EDM), but the decor here is some of the prettiest I've ever seen! It's so bright, colorful, and well thought out. It looks like you guys had a fantastic time, and I love how many pictures you took!

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

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  4. I've been to my fair share of EDM shows, but nothing even compares to how amazing TomorrowWorld looks. This is for sure on my bucket list. I'm glad Helene converted you!! Isn't it amazing!?

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  5. I WANT TO GO! This looks like so much fun! Y'all are too cute!

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  6. Sounds like a blast! Pictures look amazing :)

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  7. My husband loves EDM and streams all the festivals live at our house. If I ever thought that I could hang at one, I would most certainly want to be in attendance with queen Helene! Looks like you guys had tons of fun!

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  8. Ok but yeah, those sets and grounds in general are amazeballs. What an awesome experience!!!

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  9. I had JUST heard about this festival this past weekend. One of my guy friends was showing me snapchat videos people had posted and it looked like a blast to me... my hubby would be less than thrilled but I really, really think I'd enjoy it!!!!

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  10. What a LOVELY post! That looks like a BLAST! :) I wanna go right now~

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  11. p.s amazing pictures, I'm floored! beautiful sunsets, lots if smiles and bright colors~ how neat!

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  12. I've known Skrillex for so long that it almost seems crazy to see him in the capacity. He was 14 when we met. Now I feel old haha. I'm glad you ladies had such a great time.

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  13. That looks like so much fun I love all the colors

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  14. It looks like you two had so much fun!

    It would be totally lost on me. I'm not into that scene. But I can see how the excitement would be totally contagious!

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  15. Wow looks like way to much fun! haha

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  16. Wow looks like way to much fun! haha

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  17. So not my music, but the set-up looks legit. Its so colorful! But, I also didn't know about TRAP, I might be able to hang with that! Looks like you all had a blast, I loved seeing it all via your IG's! xoxo, ganeeban

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  18. just the pictures are an extravagance to my eyeballs - seriously, looks amazing and like you guys had an amazing time!

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  19. I'm so glad you got to go with her!! How awesome!!! I love all the pics and I am in awe that they even decorated the lake, too cute! Love the gold tats and love your no sleep shirt :)

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  20. to bad you had such a rotten time... looks like a great experience

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  21. It was so great seeing you both! Thank you for fitting me into your busy schedules! :)

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  22. You guys are so cute! I love this post! Y'all are so gorg and it looked like a blast! I'm going next year for sure ... even if it's just for a day!

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  23. Wow! That sounds like an amaaaaazing time! It looks like some kind of different universe, like Wonderland or something. I've seen pictures of this festival called DefQon1, which is absolutely insane, and I've been to a few music festivals, but they don't compare to your pictures.

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  24. Grr...I'm not sure my first comment went through...but anyway...I need to know about all the gold stuff y'all wore on your face and arms....please!! Thanks!

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