If you haven't heard of Bassnectar, you might be surprised how popular the guy is- in the dance music world, he's a pretty big deal. So much of a big deal that people here in Chattanooga were superstoked to have him in town at Track 29 and selling the show out very quickly.
I had seen some of Bassnectar's set at the Forecastle Festival last year (more about this year's fest soon- I'm so excited for it!) and enjoyed it, so I had an idea of what lie ahead at this show & the fact that I'd like to go. Well, tickets were pricier than I'd prefer to pay & it just so happened there were a few contests put out on the venue's facebook and twitter. I lucked out (and think I was probably one of the few people awake and reading twitter when it was posted) and wont a pair of tickets through a twitter contest and L and I were then able to spend mother's day night with Bassnectar.
As I said, the show was sold out and it got very crowded. I haven't been feeling crowds lately (or ever) so I had a little bit of a hard time being in the venue before Bassnectar's set started (two djs who weren't that impressive, in my opinion, opened). But, I will give much props to the Bassnectar crew and street team for the activities around the venue.
They had a mask making table, as you can see my mask being rocked with feathers, handed out diplomas saying that you'd been a part of the experience and folks going all throughout the crowd during the set with water to make sure all the dancing people didn't get too hot or dehydrated. The communal and everyone being welcome feel permeated and I got why people love living that lifestyle.
|Happy dancing folks|
|Bassnectar had free earplugs! Best.thing.ever.|
While it was fun, something about being out of the cramped and loud space made me feel so much better.
|This is me being Peter Pan. Feathers on the mask inspired me.|
Do you have any concert stories you like to share?
"Adventure is out there!"