For four days and four nights, we celebrated our love of music with one another at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, TX for Euphoria Music Festival. It all started Thursday, April 7th when we got to Austin around noon. After going through a thick line of strict security and taking our things up a giant hill we finally got to set up camp. We got acquainted with our new neighbors and waited for the New Moon Pre-party with Blunt Force, Bass Physics, and The Polish Ambassador. It was awesome for the festival to bring in some amazing acts to help everything get started. The music was great and each act brought something special to the opening of Euphoria. Bass Physics making the second go-round at Euphoria was incredible. After the pre-party was over we took off back to the campsite. We kept the party going for a few more hours, until we all eventually called it a night to rest up for the next day.
After waking up and performing our morning rituals, we went to explore the the campsite and make our way to the venue. After the bridge and to our left was a line of food and drink vendors, to our right was the Tree of Life; a bunch of swings for the festival-goers to enjoy. Just past it was the Dragonfly stage, where we would only find ourselves once. Directly across, near the main entrance, was the Elements stage, where we would start off the day. After Slice Gang, we went down to Dragonfly for my favorite set of the festival. Space Jesus and his weird sounds filled me with extraterrestrial joy. The Dragonfly stage sits right against a backdrop of forest and river and it made for an incredible setting, especially for an artist named Space Jesus. Afterwards, we booked it on back to the Elements stage for the 2nd half of Wave Racer and it was nothing short of awesome. Towards the end, people began swarming the stage in preparation for G Jones, who was up next. His set was definitely a crowd pleaser and that was it for me.The day was long and with the weather and all of the walking around we did, it was time to rest up. We went back to camp to get ready for the next day of events.
On the second day of the festival itself, we caught Break Science getting down in the afternoon and then spent the rest of the afternoon hopping from stage to stage and wandering the grounds of the festival. Griz later that night was on fire as always and got everyone warmed up and ready for Bassnectar’s closing set. This set was an emotional rollercoaster, as usual, and an epic way to bring night 3(of our stay) to an end. Bassnectar’s set was one of the craziest I have seen and the crowd was wild as expected. He was scheduled as the only act at 11:30, and for good reason.
The last day, Sunday, was stacked and we were ready. We headed to the Elements stage where we got crunk at Waka Flocka Flame, and lost it at Crizzly. Both sets were absolutely crazy and with Waka Flocka and Crizzly going wild, the crowd followed suit and enjoyed themselves to the fulles. We moved from the general area to VIP for LOUDPVCK and Lil Dicky. VIP was definitely a fun experience and gave you something totally different from the general area. Next, we had to choose between Cherub and Above and Beyond, and in the end, got in our feels front row at Above and Beyond, with no regrets. The beautiful trance music played to our hearts and we watched as one lucky fan headed onto the stage to push the button in front of the crowd. To our pleasant surprise, we found Crizzly and LOUDPVCK at the Late Night stage, their silent disco. We stopped there and didn’t call it quits until the music was over. It was a great way to end the festival and the Silent Disco was also something new for us. Wearing headphones and dancing was not something you are used to at a music festival.
Euphoria Music Festival had a lot to offer from the 2 hour Happy Hour in VIP that included free drinks and food, to the amazing art installations, and all the wonderful food. I will be making my way back to this festival for sure, and I advise you make it down to Austin next year and #FindYourEuphoria.