Source: Pump The Beat
It was an unforgettable night. Little 500 just picking up, and concerts scheduled left and right. If you weren’t in BTown during these days, you were definitely missing out. Bounce Music Festival, founded by Brandon Silverstein and Jared Lyons, was incredible. As for the lineup, you all probably knew about Tiesto. But the supporting acts didn’t disappoint either. Alesso and Tim Mason held down the crowd while things got crazy. From the time we got there (around 4pm) to the time we left (around 11pm), the crowd was growing rapidly. More and more people were spewing through the gates as the sun was going down. The entire experience was surreal.
We’ll start with the beginning. The PumpTheBeat crew came into the scene during the middle of Tim Mason’s set. The crowd was smaller than I thought it would be, even a little skeptical about the overall turnout. But then again, I thought about it and said to myself, “It’s only 4pm, we’ve got time.” People were lounging, having a good time. This is what EDM is all about. Carefree and no judgement, people were simply having a good time.
Like any concert/festival, there were groups of people wandering around, trying to figure out what to do next. Meet new people, go to the front of the stage, get some water. These are thoughts that I definitely was thinking, and I’m sure the thousands of other fellow ravers were thinking the same.
Next, came Alesso. One of the fastest growing DJ’s in the EDM scene took over the CDJs. With a round of applause, he began his set. From songs like “Greyhound” by Swedish House Mafia, he really set the mood of pure euphoria. As the sun was beginning to set, you couldn’t stop thinking how incredible this night was going to be. The crowd was getting more excited, and the energy was growing.
Finally, came Tiesto. A loud chant of “Ti-Es-To” began, and that’s when you knew it, this shit just got real. With his set came with immediate energy. Lights flashing everywhere and people just going nuts. Although most of his set is just a blur in my head, one song that stood out to me the most was “Maximal Crazy.” Before Bounce Music Festival, I wasn’t really a big fan of Tiesto. I had respect for him as a DJ and his talents, but I overlooked his abilities of drawing the crowd. With every beat and break, Tiesto just got people more excited.
So, if you couldn’t get my overall feel of what the concert was like through the above description, what I recommend you do is swing by the next Bounce Music Festival event. This time, there were over 10,000 people partying at once. Next time, it will be bigger. You will not be disappointed.
Source: Manhattan 2 Ibiza
In a short time, Bounce Music Festival has turned itself into one of the premiere electronic music festival companies in the U.S.
Bounce has already attracted the likes of Avicii, but what’s coming on April 19th is even more impressive; a mega-show with Tiesto, Alesso, and Tim Mason. One major staple of electronic dance music for decades, alongside two of the biggest up-and-coming, progressive house, anthemic artists in the industry. This a huge milestone for Bounce , and we wouldn’t be surprised if sometime in the next couple of years they are putting together a full-fledged festival of Electric Zoo proportions. Check out the teaser below. For tickets visit Bounce Music Festival.
Source: Our Stage
What are you doing this spring? We suggest you get out and about to enjoy the sun, go to the beach or take in some of the hottest EDM festivals in North America. As luck would have it, this issue of Electropolis will feature some of the top raves the US has to offer. And even though some of them are sold out, we’ve provided you with good substitutes and links for more information. So if you have already missed out on the best ones, we really hope you’ll have a chance to attend the others.
No. 5 Bounce Music Festival