Where do i begin.....
friday during the day...i'm going back n forth with my friend via e-mails talking about game plans and i'm telling that my concern is parking and getting my car out of there. He then tells me that his concern is getting me a ticket.
Friday night rolls around and i get a call from him saying that he got me a ticket.
We arrive to the stadium around 2pm and he tells me we have to walk all the way to the verizon gate. Now we are parked all the way at lot L12 so its a bit of hike, but nothing another TA had to deal with. My friend tells me that we have to go the media tent to get our tickets. When we get their, we find out there are not tickets for us. instead...WE GOT PRODUCTION Bracelets, which game us backstage and stage access all over the place.
1st stop. Kinetic field. as i'm walking in the back, bump into Michael Woods who just finished his set. Next thing i know i'm on stage and Chris Lake was killing it. Hung out there for a bit and i tell my friend that i'm heading over to the ASOT tent. As i'm walking in the back, i bump into Seid van Riel who might be one of the most chill guys out there. Also bumped in SebG and Big Mike too. Hung out there for a bit and was able to meet the Trintonal guys, JOC and Jochen Miller.
Next went into the stadium and walked into AN21 and Max, they were OK. Hung with Thomas Gold and was saying how he was amped be back in Jersey. Out of nowhere Morillo comes in wearing a Giants Jersey with his name on the back. Went back n forth to the stadium for a bit. I thought Morillo was solid. He proclaimed MetLife stadium as Giants Stadium which was cool. He dropped Max Graham's rmx of Owner of Loney Heart which was a nice treat since i haven't heard that out in a while. Never caught Angello.
The Neon Garden was solid. I thought Diggerz had an amazing set and i thought it was going to be hard Cox to top it. I think they pretty much tied. Both played hammered it out. DT was a bit all over the place. IMO, he really isn't a festival DJ.
Kinetic Field was kool. but i was in and out there for a bit.
Went back to the ASOT tent and I found myself in the ASOT trailer were Armin was doing the live broadcast. Was able to meet Markus, who IMO might one of the must humble DJs out there. Met Emery, nice guy but he has to ditch the members only jacket. ATB was also really chill as well. Didn't think he was a dick and it seemed like he actually he enjoyed himself.
I think the highlight of the night was when I actually put this production bracelet to the test. Security was being very selective on who could go on stage. I see Armin walk up there and i then i figure this is the time to see how much power this thing has. Security down stairs radioed up and i got the OK to be up there. While up there, Armin is standing 2ft away from me. One of the Security personal, goes up to Armin and says " bro you gotta go, select personal only" at this time i got involved and had to tell the guy that he was the next dj going on and he was the headliner. Security apologized to armin and the guy comes over to me and says "Anyone you see up here that doesn't belong, you let me know and i will kick em off". After that had a brief conversation with Armin on how far the scene has evolved over here and that how 10 years ago, any mention of a festival like this would have been a joke. After a while, went back down, talked to Big Mike and before i knew it, was able to get him up on stage with Armin.
Headed out around 10:50 to avoid the traffic getting out which was not bad at all
Spent most of the time between the Kinetic Field and the Neon Garden. thought Jinax were really good, 1st time hearing them and they were solid. Manufactured Superstars were just ehh. Sunnery and Ryan were great. Chuckie was all over place but homey could not shut up on the mix. Dirty South was ok.
In the Neon garden, Magda was solid, Hot Natured was good, Victor was killing it,
had to leave at 7 cause if i stayed later, i was not going to make it to work today
Big Mike and SebG....good times guys!!!!
i apologize if my review seems all over the place but i'm still in awe of what went down this weeknd.......and i consumed a total of 1 beer between both days
Took this pic with my phone yesterday....will post some more later
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