Five days after the fact, my ears are still ringing and heart is still beating at 120bpm – don’t worry, it’s a good sign! Last weekend’s Digital Dreams Music Festival had to have been one of the best EDM events I’ve ever been to.
For two days straight, Karl and I survived off of Bacardi Cola drinks and endless amounts of chicken gyros from the Blue Donkey Streatery. We joined thousands of Torontonians at the Flats in 30+ degree weather to experience what I’d like to call an ‘epic dance marathon’.
What an amazing way to celebrate Canada Day long weekend – with an array of stacked performances by many of my favourite DJs. EDM festivals like these are not common!
For those who know me, I’m a big Afrojack, Major Lazer, R3HAB, Alesso, Duck Sauce and Kaskade fan. So you can only imagine how I felt when I found out they were all playing the same event. *Mind exploded*
Because of the way my favourite artists’ schedules were set up, I pretty much hung out exclusively at the ‘Dreams Stage’ for both days. I did, however, pass by the Echo Beach stage to listen to Steve Lawler and Mark Knight. We liked the fact that we could slip off our shoes and stick our feet in the cold sand surrounding the stage.
There was some slight disappointment when we heard Afrojack wasn’t going to be making it for his set on Day 1 due to airplane troubles. Kudos to the festival organizers for arranging to have him spin on Day 2 with free admission to those who only bought Day 1 passes.
The days were hot, long and grimey – but every DJ played an amazing set. They all dished out their best beats and the crowd just ate them up. I’ve been to many EDM festivals in Europe and as far as Japan. Their success always depends on the crowd and their enthusiasm. Last weekend, Toronto showed the world it could dance with the rest of them.
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