The first day of Summer Set Music and Camping Festival is in the books, the gates have just opened for day two, and we are ready to go! If yesterday was any indication, today is gonna be completely outta control. I honestly can not say that much about individual artists, as I spent pretty much the entire day running around on a go-kart taking care of shit. I can, however, attest to the fact that there were many smiles all around, raging across the board, and a aura of intense excitement as the day moved into the evening. All of the musical acts got down on their respective stages, definitely soaking in the heat and sun and turning it out for the crowds that threw down. Some cool things throughout the day…
-The “shade” tree, up from the second stage, where people congregated under the hot sun to steal a moment of relief.
-The Urban Arts Area, with everything from beat-juggling hip hop djs to live graf walls.
-The hockey arena literally turning into a raging inferno.
-The sea of campsites from south across north, with the smell of grilled food and beer all around.
-Big G, the only mainstage act I got to see for any real length of time, bringing their ever-changing collage of jazz, funk, rock, and EDM to close the main stage in proper fashion.
-Mimosa… I walked into the hockey arena to take care of something, stepped up in the stage for a minute, and the place was absolutely bonkers (along with Mimosa SOOOO into his set).
-The US Airbag > a bunch of the production staff hitting that thing, wow! They all said it was sick, and said EVERYONE needs to do that thing at least once. At least once because the first jump is getting past the fear, and then the real fun starts.
-People everywhere chillin’, chatting with friends, making new friends, just the general positive atmosphere this crowd brings.
Thanks to all in attendance. Seems like 80% of the crowd arrived within an 8-10 hour stretch. We did the best we could to get people in as quickly and safely as possible. We want everyone to have a great time and be set up for a great weekend. Hit out fanpage for ongoing updates, pictures, and post/share something from YOUR end on the fest. Single day tickets are available for Sat & Sun, so get out if you can make it, as we have 2 days of madness just kicking in.