EDC New York aka. “Make All The Friends”
So I finally recovered from EDC NY (using the word ‘recovered’ a bit loosely seeing as im still sore) and decided to do a great big overall recap.
Day 1 started off pretty well, got to skip around in line waiting for the gates to open at noon, at which point I knocked out the essentials (run to bathrooms before dirty, get a water bottle, dash for snacks, position self at front of favorite opener).
Starting with Tyler Sherritt was a must, and must say opening up with sexy vocals was a happy moment for me.
Within seconds, I bumped into a follower, snapped a pic:
and tried (unsuccessfully) to get onto the ferris wheel…after an hour I decided to wander off and see who else I could catch. Throughout the day I caught some of Danny Avila, Cedric Gervais, R3hab (personal favorite), *La Roux (my cell decided to be wishful and type NERVO…derp), Eric Prydz (also favorite), Dirty South,Headhunterz, and Figure (BEST). I would break down each set individually…but I feel like every music blogger and their mom can tell you how incredible everyone performed (though imo, Danny was better during Generation Wild then here).
On the second day, I started off with the Bad Kids Andi & Lex, and enjoyed VIP treatment and beats from Sweekuh (with a mimosa or 5). They’ll have official pictures soon enough on the website, I’m sure. Til then, here is a big blob of photos from the second day (and some form the first I was too lazy to post earlier) :
One thing that did bother me, was watching some people get carried off by EMT (most notably, a girl who was carried out RIGHT PAST DANNY AVILA’S LIVE SET). It’s disheartening to see people who have incorrectly assessed their limits or gone to far in the name of ‘raging’; you don’t need to roll to enjoy EDM. You can by all means enhance your positive feelings by doing so…but what truly annoyed me were people I spoke to after (clearly not good friends of mine) who boasted about ‘blacking out’ for parts of EDC NY. In contrast, what also annoyed me was seeing a trending topic of “all these bandwaggoners ruining EDC NY”, and people being irritated that new people would want to discover electronic music. If you think about it, EDC NY is the perfect way to discover multiple producers at once (you get more bang for your buck). And people discovering EDM is a beautiful thing.