Escape: Psycho Circus 2017 Early Report: Less Twerking at Basscon Stage than others, thank goodness.

Insomniac’s Escape line-up this year featured the Basscon stage. Ok, that makes sense. Unbelievably, in years past that has not been the case. But how can you have Halloween without scary hardcore techno and hardstyle I ask you? So fittingly, The Hard Data was out in full force Friday bringing you the goods. We got excellent interviews last night with Angerfist and Miss K8, Coone, DJ Isaac, Pulsatorz, Crisis Era and Da Tweekaz just for starters. You can look forward to those interviews hitting the print mag and online in the next week.

Getting to the site early is always a treat. You can walk around without stress and the vibe is nice. Since it opened at 4pm, it was daylight out and we got to get a good look at what Insomniac did with the NOS Events Center this year. It is super decked-out! The past events at NOS lately have mostly centered on the two big indoor areas, but here, they erected tents for the different brands, had a haunted maze, carnival rides… it’s the best I’ve seen the NOS look in a while.

There’s a good crowd here but not so packed it is annoying. One thing that occurs to me as an old school raver going back to the early 90s, is that Insomniac’s Events, even though owned by Live Nation, still retain that old school feel that I used to get playing at big chaos events in Victorville or wherever. All it is is more polished and professional. Say what you want about Insomniac but if anyone is going to represent the true rave vibe nationwide, they are the ones to do it. As an old schooler, I can logically see the history and how it all leads up to today. So, yes, Insomniac buys ads in THD, and we’re therefore a little biased, but I stand by my statement here and I don’t think many can challenge it even considering my bias.

Now getting back to the present… Escape is about Halloween, but frankly the raver crowd looks mostly the same as usual except most have put fake blood on themselves in strategic areas. We bopped around most areas Friday night and knocked out the aforementioned interviews in between dancing at the Basscon stage. Angerfist and Miss K8 knocked it out! Angerfist was playing a lot of his new tracks and there were some frenchcore flavored ones that ripped! Also the interviews this time were really good as you will read in the future. For whatever reason, the artists really brought up some good, interesting info last night.

One thing I noticed this event was that there is way less twerking at the Basscon stage than others. Thank you! I have to say, that I feel kind of sorry for especially the girls doing this. I mean, seeing them bend over and rub their butts on guys and think it’s a dance is pretty gross. And I don’t admire the guys on the receiving end either. I mean, do you really want your girlfriend rotating her butt for all to see? If she does that for you, dude, you probably aren’t the only one. It just looks full-on sad. I know most of these girls think its popular and a “thing to do” but in the end result it makes you look like more of animal than a person with feelings and aspirations. I know its probably not going anywhere soon, but it was nice to see less twerking at the Basscon stage.

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Since its 95 degrees in the day, I can’t blame anyone for wearing no more than a bathing suit to these festivals, but you know the rave scene traditionally has been an “Escape” from mainstream culture and never really embraced the over-sexed to the point of exhaustion bent of mainstream culture. Hopefully we will see that feeling come back, because if we are all just concentrating on what’s down below, we can get distracted from rising higher, and really fulfilling our potential. I’m not saying be a prude, but it is the love of our culture that truly brings us together in a positive manner so that we can form truly satisfying relationships.

So now I’m going back into the festival. This is Deadly Buda reminding you, “The rhythm is life and death!”

Escape: Psycho Circus 2017 Early Report: Less Twerking at Basscon Stage than others, thank goodness.

Insomniac’s Escape line-up this year featured the Basscon stage. Ok, that makes sense. Unbelievably, in years past that has not been the case. But how can you have Halloween without scary hardcore techno and hardstyle I ask you? So fittingly, The Hard Data was out in full force Friday bringing you the goods. We got excellent interviews last night with Angerfist and Miss K8, Coone, DJ Isaac, Pulsatorz, Crisis Era and Da Tweekaz just for starters. You can look forward to those interviews hitting the print mag and online in the next week.

Getting to the site early is always a treat. You can walk around without stress and the vibe is nice. Since it opened at 4pm, it was daylight out and we got to get a good look at what Insomniac did with the NOS Events Center this year. It is super decked-out! The past events at NOS lately have mostly centered on the two big indoor areas, but here, they erected tents for the different brands, had a haunted maze, carnival rides… it’s the best I’ve seen the NOS look in a while.

There’s a good crowd here but not so packed it is annoying. One thing that occurs to me as an old school raver going back to the early 90s, is that Insomniac’s Events, even though owned by Live Nation, still retain that old school feel that I used to get playing at big chaos events in Victorville or wherever. All it is is more polished and professional. Say what you want about Insomniac but if anyone is going to represent the true rave vibe nationwide, they are the ones to do it. As an old schooler, I can logically see the history and how it all leads up to today. So, yes, Insomniac buys ads in THD, and we’re therefore a little biased, but I stand by my statement here and I don’t think many can challenge it even considering my bias.

Now getting back to the present… Escape is about Halloween, but frankly the raver crowd looks mostly the same as usual except most have put fake blood on themselves in strategic areas. We bopped around most areas Friday night and knocked out the aforementioned interviews in between dancing at the Basscon stage. Angerfist and Miss K8 knocked it out! Angerfist was playing a lot of his new tracks and there were some frenchcore flavored ones that ripped! Also the interviews this time were really good as you will read in the future. For whatever reason, the artists really brought up some good, interesting info last night.

One thing I noticed this event was that there is way less twerking at the Basscon stage than others. Thank you! I have to say, that I feel kind of sorry for especially the girls doing this. I mean, seeing them bend over and rub their butts on guys and think it’s a dance is pretty gross. And I don’t admire the guys on the receiving end either. I mean, do you really want your girlfriend rotating her butt for all to see? If she does that for you, dude, you probably aren’t the only one. It just looks full-on sad. I know most of these girls think its popular and a “thing to do” but in the end result it makes you look like more of animal than a person with feelings and aspirations. I know its probably not going anywhere soon, but it was nice to see less twerking at the Basscon stage.

Since its 95 degrees in the day, I can’t blame anyone for wearing no more than a bathing suit to these festivals, but you know the rave scene traditionally has been an “Escape” from mainstream culture and never really embraced the over-sexed to the point of exhaustion bent of mainstream culture. Hopefully we will see that feeling come back, because if we are all just concentrating on what’s down below, we can get distracted from rising higher, and really fulfilling our potential. I’m not saying be a prude, but it is the love of our culture that truly brings us together in a positive manner so that we can form truly satisfying relationships.

So now I’m going back into the festival. This is Deadly Buda reminding you, “The rhythm is life and death!”

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