Had a pretty great time this weekend, despite Saturday's early shut down. The shuttle situation at my hotel (Alexis Park Resort) was absolutely fantastic, we left around 545 from the hotel and were in the venue by 7:20 on Friday and Saturday. We decided to drive on Sunday since a few friends needed a ride...that was a mistake, it took nearly 2 hours to get in.
Talent-wise, Friday was full of cheese house, I followed around my whole group for the majority of the night and ended up seeing acts I've already seen or who I didn't give a shit about. I wanted to see Paper Diamond over Hardwell but the group insisted so I followed...boring and generic. Friday was easily my least favorite day.
Saturday was turning out to be one of the best nights ever, I was cruising around with one friend to all of the acts we wanted to see. Andy C was great, friends who aren't even into DnB were digging him. Emalkay absolutely slayed at the Bass Pod, one of my favorite sets of the weekend for sure. The winds were admittedly pretty damn bad, but being at the small Bass Pod, I had no idea they were as severe as they were (I heard about the large screens on the main stage swinging from the gusts, that's pretty scary). The night had been perfect up until the cancellation, I was able to see everyone I had wanted to, and I was really looking forward to seeing Richie Hawtin as I have never seen him before. Oh well, he's fairly regular at Insomniac events these days.
Sunday was fantastic as well. First things first: Carl motherfucking Cox. set of the weekend, absolutely stole the show, one of the best sets I've ever seen. I took friends of mine over to the Cosmic Meadow to catch some of Cox's set as well as a bit of Digweed. I'm happy to say that I successfully turned them on to a side of electronic music they had not really ventured into before I showed them. And the sound at the Cosmic Meadow was absolutely insane, better than the main stage in my opinion. Wasn't really digging the vibes at the main stage, the sound seemed from where we were standing and was dominated by bass and had very little highs and mids, and I wasn't a fan of the people there.
Overall, great weekend. Sound seemed a little off at all the stages, did anyone else notice or was it just me?
And, as a final addition, one of my favorite new songs of the weekend, this shit went off: