Or was that just me?
Of course, there is always some issue, inevitably there are long lines at music festivals or large events, but during peak hours I talked with people that waited in line 1-2 hours just to get inside. You could blame security, as guests were asked to remove shoes, padded down, and searched if needed. There was also a separate section for 21 and up to buy alcohol, and once in, you couldn't take it out- smart if you want to prevent those of age from buying drinks for the teeny boppers. I questioned a cop who worked the event in years past and told me the event was "pretty tame, considering." Which was hard for me to imagine with girls wearing little to no clothing and the number of eyes I saw rolling.
Other than that the flow of the event was flawless. Big open spaces with water fountains and areas to relax or take a break. But who's there to do that? Not me.
We then meandered to the main stage, AKA "The Mothership" where we saw The Knocks (pretty music, nice break from the hard bass), Icona Pop (the girl power duo always puts on a fun show), Carnage (heavy beats and party anthems were played), Fedde Le Grand (who will most definitely get your hands in the air) and of course, the highly anticipated Deadmau5, who did not disappoint.
I was even more excited for Saturday to see my all time favorite- Kaskade and check out Above & Beyond, a popular Tomorrowland artist- Nicky Romero, and one of my newest obsessions- A-Trak. Michael wasn't able to accompany me but got to go with two of my best friends, ready to rage.
Above & Beyond was absolutely incredible, engulfing the room with trance music. But I was ready for some house music and we made our way to Nicky Romero. I had to go to the bathroom and as I went to walk away "I Could Be The One", his hit with Avicii blasted, and I knew there was no way I could leave. So instead I took a shaky iPhone video as I screamed the lyrics along with 10,000 others. Give or take.
The finale was Kaskade and I was ready. Having seeing him at Tomorrowland I knew I wanted to make my way up to the front. He proved once again why he's one of the top DJs in the US, and the world. He makes people want to uncontrollably dance.
After four years, it seems Lights All Night has concocted the perfect Dance music festival. Superbly combining throbbing electronic music, a pyrotechnic party, and an overall good vibe. At the end of this weekend, it's clear: we came, we saw, we raved. And now I'd like to hibernate until 2014. Or until the next rave.