10 Highlights from CRSSD Festival Spring 2019
Last weekend CRSSD Festival celebrated its 5th year anniversary in San Diego's Waterfront Park with their 2019 spring edition. Perfect weather coupled with the perfect set up gave us an amazing celebration.
This groovy festival brought thousands of ravers along with techno and house lovers from all over, creating the most chill vibes around.
The Palms, City Steps, and Ocean View were the three stages that hosted a superb curated line ups, and each artist had every festival goer dancing their happy feet with a jar full of feels.
From the anticipated performance by Odesza to one of the darkest techno sets from Rebekah, CRSSD really outdid themselves this year.
What is a festival without a special guest? Mother nature made her own appearance known with some showers each day. A little bit of rain doesn't hurt and people at CRSSD proved it last weekend. Luckily, CRSSD had an amazing merchandise section. A top seller of the weekend was the House x Techno jackets that helped protect many from the rain.
Choosing 10 top highlights is a difficult task. One thing I believe we can all agree on is you shouldn't sleeping on getting your tickets for the CRSSD Fall edition later this year. Make a trip to San Diego, gear up with some house X techno gear and groove the weekend away.
10. The Bar Selection
Many festivals struggle with a wide selection of beers and mixed drinks among bar stations along with horrid long lines. CRSSD definitely tackles this problem head-on. With the plethora of different bar stations throughout the venue, festival-goers were able to grab their drinks and continue grooving to their top artist in record time. The top beer of the weekend was definitely the Mango Cart beer by Golden Road Brewing. I mean did you really get the full CRSSD experience if you didn't at least try it out?
9. Luttrell's Magical Set
Luttrell's set was a beautiful emotive journey that took every single person there into the clouds. From classics to new songs from his recent album, each song was a new chapter to the story he was telling through his decks. The Anjuna family's cries of encouragement and excitement as he played each song added to the electrifying atmosphere, and there was nothing but those incredible goosebump feelings throughout the crowd. Luttrell's CRSSD set was truly a magical experience that begged the question are "we still dreaming?"
8. The Food Selection
Did someone say food? Once again CRSSD outdid themselves with the many different food options. From traditional sliced pizza to the favorite loaded Mac & Cheese to mouthwatering tacos and burritos, this festival had an amazing variety of food. And we can't forget the famous lobster stand that had everyone mesmerized by their tasty selection.
7. Lane 8 set
If you've ever experienced a Lane 8 "This Never Happened" show, then you know exactly the type of set he brought to CRSSD. From emotional and melodic songs to bass heavy deep house bangers, there was a little of something to please the crowd. Lane 8 received a two-hour time slot, and within those two hours, he sent wave after wave of deep house love through each song. The crowd cried back in equal love and support as all hands reached towards the cloudy night.
6. The Fountains
Once again the favorite attraction from this weekend was the memorizing fountains by the Palms Stage. Festival goers and squads all tried to get their pictures in this breathtaking feature. And if you just wanted to take a minute to sit and enjoy the vibes around? The fountains were definitely the place to be.
5. Maetrik Live
One of the best techno sets of day one goes to Maetrik. This man had every soul dancing the night away from begging to end. Maetrick brought the heat to The City Steps stage on day one and the crowd was a happy one.
4. The Stages
There were three stages at CRSSD and all had something to prove. Ocean View was were electronic meets live on the bay. This was considered to be the main stage of the festival and was equipped with some big screens for the artists to show off their visuals. The Palms stage was decorated with many palm trees and the vibe was a mix of electronica, house, and disco. City Steps stage was home to nonstop house and techno. The idea of the stage was to give an underground feel that went hand and hand with the house and techno vibe.
3. The Martinez Brothers Set
Whether you've seen The Martinez Brothers a hundred times or if this was your first time, I can personally guarantee that they delivered with one of the grooviest performance at CRSSD. The Martinez Brothers definitely had everyone grooving the night away on day two with their nonstop heat as they closed down the City Steps stage on day two.
2. The Vibes
It's no secret that CRSSD brought the best vibes over the weekend. There was nonstop shuffling, laughing, singing and those who went hard after every drop. With all these things and many more, CRSSD is one of a kind festival year after year.
1. Enrico Sangiuliano Set
While I was not prepared for Enrico's set and neither did I have any expectations, all I can say is that Enrico's set was one of a kind journey from beginning to end. Enrico's set at CRSSD was his first performance in the U.S. and he had all fans grooving all afternoon.
If you're a house and techno lover then CRSSD is the right festival for you! Don't sleep on it and get ready for the Fall edition of CRSSD.
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