REMINISCING ABOUT THE GOOD OLD MUSIC FESTIVALS

As the summer approaches, and I’ve been far from involved in the electronic music scene in the past six months, I figured I should just remind myself (and you) of all the great music that happened last year through the lens of my camera.

SPRING AWAKENING MUSIC FESTIVAL

Spring Awakening Music Festival, Photo by Tamara Susa

For it’s first year, SAMF was a magnificent success. It was also my first ever job as the producer of the official recap video of the festival, and if you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, I suggest you do. Some great names in there have beautiful things to say about Chicago.

 
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kSKXW3im5Y] Less than a month until Spring Awakening 2013 (June 14-16), and it’s lineup includes headliners Bassnectar, Calvin Harris and Moby.

 
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM3Wtd0s6ng]

Yes, I made this teaser video as well.

WAVEFRONT MUSIC FESTIVAL

Following shortly after Spring Awakening, Chicago had another inaugural festival, and this time on the beach. As I got too busy with my travels, I never got to edit the video I shot of Boys Noize at the fest, but pictures are there to tell a story.

Wavefront music fest

Boys Noize at Wavefront Music Festival 2012

THE STATE OF EXIT

Ok enough of Chicago. We’re at one of Europe’s finest music festivals. With 25 stages scattered around the fortress of Petrovaradin, EXIT is one of the most beautiful music venues out there (I long thought that it is THE most beautiful, but then I went to Tomorrowland). What used to be four days of music in the past 13 years, in 2013 it finally spreads to five days, with a new name: EXIT (R)EVOLUTION. Headliners include Snoop Dog, The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, and many more.

EXIT music festival

TOMORROWLAND

Many words can be said about Tomorrowland but nothing can describe the feeling of being there really. So I won’t even try. It should be on everyone’s bucket list!

Tomorrowland

SUMMER SET MUSIC FESTIVAL

Yet another music festival was born last summer, and this time in Somerset, Wisconsin. Music, camping, tubing, tanning, laying around in the hammocks, this festival has got it all, and it’s coming back this year.

august

I produced the official recap last year –

 
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-n8TjkCCFc]

And the teaser video for 2013 –

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blfbo3X7jqE]

NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL

To cap it all, there’s always good old “Summer’s Last Stand” that returns to Chicago’s Union Park on the Labor Day weekend.

North Coast Music fest

Official recap video produced, once again, by yours truly.

 
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHl7_clHN2c] So will I be attending any of these music festivals this year? I highly doubt it. Why? I have no idea. What’s wrong with me?

– Tamara

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