On Saturday Nov 2nd, EDM fans in the DC/Baltimore and surrounding areas had over 30 DJs to choose from at Nightmare Festival courtesy of Badass Raves and Steez Promo. Music representing of an extremely diverse genre pool began at 5pm and continued until 6am the following morning. Now in its fourth year, the formerly named ‘Psychedelic Nightmare’ got an upgrade to festival status as it moved outdoors and changed venues from what is now club Echostage in DC to Ramblewood Estates in Darlington, MD – former home of the 90’s Bassrush parties. This venue change allowed for the addition of camping and a haunted walk between stages, as well as increased attendance. General Admission ranged from $50-$75, based on whether you were camping. VIP cabins started at $650 For those who were a little wary of camping in November. Sleeping anywhere from 7-11, cabins were outfitted with running water and electricity and they included the price of admission for each bed spot .
Since the year 2000, Sensation has been a leading pioneer in high-end EDM productions. In the subsequent years, it's popularity has risen exponentially; combining stellar execution with imaginative, detailed themes. Sensation consistently provides its patrons with unforgettable memories and has earned a solid reputation in the niche market. 2012 was the first year Sensation hosted it's legendary party in the US, and there could be only one location; New York City. Initially a two day event, in 2012 both nights presented a different lineup of 4 guest DJ's and their Resident, Mr. White. This year Sensation returned featuring only one night with Mr. White and 3 guests, but added a 30 minute Sensation production feature titled "The Mix”, while expanding its reach to 3 other popular party cities around the US. Even with the steep face ticket value of $175 and a strict white dress code, this party has grown in size, and drew thousands of joyful clubbers to Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY.
With a plethora of events to choose from on Halloween night, the FRL crew chose to check out Bounce Music Festival’s NYC installment, featuring 3lau and Jordy Dazz at Best Buy Theatre in Times Square. Support for 3lau and Jordy Dazz included BMF regular Visionare along with Jus Jack, and Liquid Todd. We’ve attended shows at Best Buy Theatre before and we’ve always loved the incredible sound that venue can carry, but this time we were really impressed with BMF’s amped up production; lasers, compressed air, non stop confetti showers combined with blaring sound and Halloween decorations made this one of our best Best Buy experiences. We caught about 30 minutes of Visionare who impressed us despite having never seen him. He had the crowd jumping with his big room sound getting us ready for the next heavy hitter.