Unfortunately no members of the BGB staff were able to attend the opening day of Electric Zoo. Fortunately, we have friends. So without further ado, I present to you the first ever guest post from the one and only EJ the DJ after the jump.
What an honor it is to guest recap day 1 of Electric Zoo 2012. Here’s hoping I don’t blow it:
For all those that don’t know me, I like to womp. hard. After experiencing the legend that was ez2011, I rushed onto randall’s island with gargantuan expectations for 2012. It did not disappoint.
Before getting into the actual sets, a few things to note before my face fell off: the crowd is getting DANGEROUSLY young. Granted, it’s something to be expected with the turbo commercialization of EDM, but to actually see leagues of intoxicated middle-schoolers with neon clothing and pacifiers? rather disturbing.
Anyway, the day seemed almost too good, marked by conflict in terms of djs and set times. Making me decide between Nicky Romero, Dillon Francis, and/or Hardwell, or between Laidback Luke and Tommy Trash is asking for some serious sacrifice. Nicky Romero ended up being our first set, and when you open with a BANGER like “toulouse,” you are not fucking around. Our entire group had initially planned on checking out Dillon Francis halfway through. Not one of us left. Hardwell picked up right where Nicky left off – dropping one heater after another. Next up was Tommy Trash. If you have the opportunity to go see him, do it. His live set takes the mixes we all know to a whole new level. We also caught about half of Mat Zo’s set. I remember being pissed we were leaving Tommy Trash’s tent, but five seconds in and all was forgiven. Zo is labeled as trance but do not be fooled, dude brings the party. Finally, Above & Beyond and Pretty Lights. Holy mind blowing light-show fuck. Youtube does NOT do them justice. On multiple occasions I remember thinking, “there’s no way i’m not going to seizure right now.”
Seriously, I hate using the word “epic” because its completely lost its power, but i can’t think of anything else to describe what happened during those last two hours, or even day 1 as a whole.
Sensation in October? fact.
Below check out Tommy Trash's set closer, Nicky Romero's opener, and the entire Pretty Lights eZoo experience.