What a weekend!
Started Friday night and ended Tuesday morning. This was my third Detroit Electronic Music Festival and by far my favorite. There was more going on than we could possibly do but we seemed to be in the right places at the right time. The music was amazing all around but I think my favorite set was by DJ Benny Benassi who brought the crowd to a peak over and over again. I love DJ’s who can work the crowd like that.
Friday night we went to Bookies Tavern for some bileebob and friends which was a great place to start out. The music was great up until the drum and bass started, not my thing, but it was one of those places where the music wasn’t so loud you couldn’t talk to each other. It was a 2am bar so we didn’t stay out all that late.
Saturday we got to the festival at around 2pm I think and jumped around from stage to stage going where we liked. The weather Saturday was perfect, around 70F with a slight wind coming off the Detroit River. By Saturday night we were ready to do the after party. This was another great venue with a dark atmosphere and pounding beats. Thankfully they had some places to sit because after a long day of dancing this old back was feeling sore as hell. We stuck around until around 4:30am I think, went home and crashed hard.
Sunday we crawled out of bed around 11am and took our time getting ready. Not wanting to feel like we had to rush out the door and knowing it would be another long day and night we didn’t get to the festival until around 3pm I think. This was another day of amazing music and the day Benny Benassi threw down. After that set I was sore as hell but the night was far from over. We went to the Beretta party at The Works which is the same party we went to last year. This year was bar far more electric than than what I remember from the last. The back room was packed out with a wave of people dancing to the thumping beats. I wanted to leave early but the music wouldn’t let me do it. We stayed drenched in sweat until around 4:30am and once again crashed hard when we got home.
Monday started late again and I believe we crawled out of bed around 1pm. It was weird going to get something to eat and feeling like it was around 10AM but being closer to 4PM. We aren’t used to sleeping that late so it threw us off a little. We arrived at the festival around 4PM I think and pretty took it easy for the most part. We did some dancing but nothing like before. I wasn’t as sore as I thought I would be but I was pretty tired. The weather was great that last day despite the forecast of strong storms, I think it rained lightly for around 20 minutes. By the end of the festival we contemplated going out to another after party but decided getting home was a better idea. We ended up getting home around 1:30am and pretty much went straight to sleep. 🙂
I had to be up at 6AM and my wife has more than enough to do today.
It’s just over but I’m already looking forward to the next festival.