Something Wicked at Sam Houston Race Park, 10/26/2013
- Bass music is easy to dance to. If you can nod your head, move your shoulders slightly, and occasionally raise your arms up then you meet the barrier for entry.
- Bass music is the most overtly sexual music compared to what's going on at the other stages.
Also, not for nothing, but listening to trance while the sun was out was just weird.
10:43 p.m. I'm not going to tell you that Adventure Club's remix of Yuna's "Lullabies" is the greatest remix of all time, but it's basically a perfect song, so there's that. Also, it was really nice to listen to a set that didn't feel like I was getting punched in the face for an hour. There's nothing wrong with that, but a little bit of variety doesn't hurt either. Dynamics are cool.
10:53 p.m. The line at the ATM is still 20 people deep. I'm not sure what they want to buy, but it must be important.
10:56 p.m. I'm watching the massive crowd that is watching Tiësto, trying to think of something clever to say about just how massively popular he is, when all of a sudden fireworks pop off the top of the Shadow Field.
Tiësto gets fireworks. What more do you need to know?
In Summation: Disco Donnie Presents and Nightculture really stepped things up this year, and the result is a festival that holds its own with any in the state. If this is how things are after a year, I can't wait to see what they have planned for next year.
My face is already vibrating.
Personal Bias: Sign me up for one "I love you but I've chosen trap music" shirt.
The Crowd: I would venture to guess that more than half the crowd was in costume, depending on whether or not you count the raver uniform (tutu, furry boots, etc. etc.) as a costume.
Creepiest Thing Overheard in the Crowd: "Anyone with erectile dysfunction could come to this and problem solved," said one dudebro to another, before lamenting about how he couldn't bring his camera in.
Best Sets of the Day: Herobust, Ryan Hemsworth, Adventure Club
Random Notebook Dump: Your phone has a "notes" app. Just write down a line of two about where you parked your car. Don't be the people in your underwear, lost and confused, wandering up and down the aisles, unable to go home.
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