Gaze at these stunning images of Burning Man 2016 from Andrew Jorgensen for The Confluence.
exotic electronic fiddle and auditory crepuscular rays fill the room, digital bubbles all around. warning: this jam could trigger the Sensed-Presence Effect… and possibly stigmata.
PEGA5U5 – Temporary Love [Champagne Drip Remix]
Even before tropical was in, this song was killing it. Love the deep concert bass drum roll at :30 and the muffled electric guitar riff/”woah, woah, woah” at 1:18.
This is what sold out looks like, people! Lightning in a Bottle hit full force in 2016 for it’s sell out debut. You’ll always remember that sweet last taste of magic before it hit maximum capacity, we know we will. Get swept up in this dazzling after movie:
Seeing the sprawling hills of Bradley, CA filling the rearview with colorful sunsets and enchanting memories the eleventh glorious Lightning in a Bottle concludes as the West Coast’s premier camping, arts, music and yoga festival again surpassing the expectations of all. Imagined and flawlessly executed by Los Angeles’ merrymaking collective of event production virtuosos Do LaB over Memorial Day weekend, LIB continues to ascend as a kaleidoscope of adventures and life changing experiences that will successfully surprise even the most seasoned revelers.
Returning to the San Antonio Recreation Area for the third consecutive time, LIB 2016 proved to be the biggest and best gathering to date as Do LaB cemented a major pre-event milestone in its rich, colorful history, hitting max capacity at 20,000 tickets weeks before the gates opened. Always striving for new growth and metamorphosis, 2016 brought inspiring expansions to the festival with the gates to LIB opening a day early on Wednesday May 25 to welcome eager passholders into its warm embrace which included a Village Action Day with an appearance from The Polish Ambassador and Ayla Nereo and the addition of the High Grounds camp, among many celebrated highlights such as a completely reimagined Woogie stage.
Sunny skies brought daytime dance parties, where The Woogie stage shone brightest. As temperatures turned up the heat, house and techno worshippers flocked to the prismatic awnings of the stage, which featured a fanciful entanglement of neon piping winding and wrapping around the DJ booth. Afternoon sets laden with misters and good vibes regaled audiences, where progressive producers such as Sacha Robotti, Justin Jay, Jonas Rathsman, Lane 8 and Lee Burridge took turns spinning long after the sun rays had fallen beyond the horizon. The Woogie also hosted an early Saturday morning memorial tribute honoring the late resident favorite Pumpkin, as many friends and family gathered to celebrate and dance under the magical canopy Pumpkin had played so many times before.
Twilight beckoned wanderers in search of the wonderfully weird and bass-centric beats, those who ventured into the evening found themselves fully immersed in the mystical offerings of the night, each stage brimming with late night sets. The festival’s other main stage the Thunder, an amped up version of Do LaB’s Big Fish at Coachella complete with the 2016 addition of visual screens, lived up to its namesake with showstopping, mesmerizing sets from the world’s preeminent bass music aficionados. Day and night, the Thunder unfurled a fury of innovative sound, culminating with long-time LIB’ing Legends Pantyraid closing out LIB 2016 with an unforgettable Sunday night set. Supporting acts over the weekend included Cashmere Cat, Ekali, Tokimonsta, Eprom, Dimond Saints, Mija and an incredible b2b by G Jones and Minnesota, who delivered one of the most dynamic sets of the weekend.
Keeping the tunes pumping throughout the day and long after the main stages went quiet after 2am were the Favela and Pagoda bars, which helped to ring in the weekend festivities by starting off the music on Thursday prior to the main stages coming to life on Friday and continuing into dawn on Monday. Surprise sets were key aspects of both stages, with LIB artists Patricio, Autograf and the Glitch Mob’s Boreta all stopping by for late night thrills.