Something Wicked at Sam Houston Race Park, 10/26/2013

Categories: Aftermath

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Cookie Monsta
6:38 p.m. The sun is setting, and it feels like the world is getting louder.


6:57 p.m. Shogun is playing something vaguely meditative, the crowd is raising its arms to the sky, and I'm wondering if there are any trance music yoga classes out there.


8:05 p.m. Now that the sun is gone, it's easier to appreciate just how much bigger the festival feels this year. It's not just a size thing either, although the main stage is gigantic. Each stage has its own identity: Shadow Field is huge and has an impressive display of screens, Mystic Meadows (trance stage) has a neat pyramid design and a ton of lasers, and the Bass Crypt is more closed-in and intimate. Things are bigger, yes, but not throw together. Well done, DDP and Nightculture.


8:10 p.m. Watching Cookie Monsta because Old Man Rocks Off recommended him. There's so much bass coming out of the speakers I wonder if my atoms are going to shake themselves apart.


8:50 p.m. I'm not sure what this is (above), but I couldn't pull my eyes away.


9:04 p.m. All my notes say are "sexy witches at Crizzly." Apparently that was all you needed to know.


9:45 p.m. Crizzly ends his set in the crowd. Now what you know about them Texas boys?


Review continues on the next page.

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Sam Houston Race Park

7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston, TX

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9 comments
tonyhuynh28
tonyhuynh28

I spent the majority of my time at the mainstage. I had a small glimpse of Luminox and wish I came in time for his entire set. Adventure Club was my favorite set.. they played a lot of stuff from their superheroes anonymous mixtapes which was awesome. I'm having withdrawals already and can't wait for next year!  

jennamc66
jennamc66

One of the photographers took a picture of us (Jack and Sally [Best couple costume]) and had told us that we would be in the Houston Press next week, yet I sadly don't see us. Maybe there'll be another article?

DylansFish
DylansFish

Luminox was so rad. Big ups to that dude

audiomind79
audiomind79

Would it be wrong of me to assume you are a little bias. You obviously spent most of your time in the Bass/Trap area so how cold you know who had the best set. Why do we even need to have a "Best Set "argument.  I like your timetable review of SW, very amusing. 

ed.velazquez
ed.velazquez

You must have missed the Wolfgang Gartner set at the main stage (I believe he was on at the same time as Adventure Club). General opinion is that he was the best set overall, even managing to top Tiesto's set (who he opened for), but like you said Tiesto gets fireworks.

CoryGarcia
CoryGarcia moderator communitymanager

@audiomind79 In fairness, I did admit my bias, however my review only reflects my opinions. Truth be told, I imagine very few people left SW disappointed, no matter what style of music they enjoy.

cheyenne0709
cheyenne0709

There's no mention of ATB. Heartbreaking. He pumped the crowd and while me and my friends went from stage to stage to see teisto and figure as well, we were pulled back to ATB. Even after his set, the crowd stayed chanting for him to continue... Saddly he couldn't. His show was phenomenal!

CoryGarcia
CoryGarcia moderator communitymanager

@cheyenne0709 @ed.velazquez No disrespect meant toward either artist, simply sharing my opinion on the best sets I heard. Unfortunately I couldn't be everywhere at once, which is a shame because I like Wolfgang quite a bit. Thanks for sharing!

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