10 Highlights Of Dancefestopia 2017

| September 19, 2017

Dancefestopia held their 6th annual event and everyone lucky enough to attend couldn't have asked for more.

Thousands of ravers from all around gathered in La Benite Riverfront Park in Kansas City for their only and most anticipated festival in that area.

With their biggest line up yet Borga Productions brought Dancefestopia to their next level and here are some highlights that made this festival very unique this year.




1. The Pre-party

Zeds Dead brought the heat to the pre party, along with Ghastly who played an after hours set following Zeds Dead full of nothing but deep house which had the crowd going. It was a way to start a weekend full of amazing dance music ahead.

"GG MAGREE got the crowd hella hype." —Diana Solorzano from Austin,TX.


2. The Line up

It was a small festival, but with big names such as Dillon Francis, Bassnectar, Tiesto, Boombox Cartel and more. They say artists throw down at small festivals, and that was true this weekend. Tiesto really surprised his fans and the other goers as he got down with a not-so-mainstream set that had every one on their feet.

"Meeting Americo from Boombox was a mesmerizing moment especially him being just as cool as you thought he'd be." —Scott Lezama from San Marcos, TX


3. The food

everyone knows that food is essential during a camping festival and after long hours of raving. Well DFT didn't disappoint, the food stands were A1; from asian noodles to smoothies that were to die for. There were plenty of options and no big lines so everyone was a happy eater.

"Besides the music, food was something I looked forward to every day." —Candy Laray from Odessa, TX.


4. The crowd

People chanting, people high-fiving and people making sure everyone was doing ok are only a few of the good vibes this awesome crowd had to offer. The crowd was never in rush to get places, and always in good spirits, so this made everything so smooth. Every DJ could tell how hype the crowd was. In the middle of his set Darude had the crowd yelling “WE LOVE HOUSTON."  

There was crowd surfing during Crizzly's set. I'm still wondering how they were able to surf that long without being dropped.

"Some of the best people I know I met at Dancefestopia." —Jayel Cavil from Lawrence KS.


5. The Camping

The camping area had a really good set up with plenty of shade. People who had music at their campsite welcomed people to vibe with them. You could definitely feel the love from each person.

"Been to a few camping festivals and this one has been one of the easiest to get around." —Wade Lee from St. Louis, MI.


6. The Mural

Adrian from St. Louis was a busy guy all three days. He went in with no game plan, he took the vibes of the event and felt the energy of what people was into and came up with an awesome Rick and Morty and robots mural. He took his time with it so people could see the progression on it throughout the weekend. Adrian spend at least 4 hours every day working on this awesome mural at least 9ft hight and 20-25 feet wide.

The anticipation of him getting this mural done had me walking by after every set. —Festival Goer, Tyler Duncan. Chicago IL.


7. It was easy to get around the festival

As Borga Productions held their biggest Dancefestopia yet, it was still easy to get around. Walking from one stage to the other wasn't far at all, getting into the festival was fast and people didn't have to wait long. They had plenty of porta potties and ravers didn't have to wait an eternity to go in and out.

"I wasn't scared to lose my crew." —Michael L. from Midland TX.


8. The Hill

This hill that is located on the right side of the main stage was everyones favorite spot. It brought a very energetic but relaxing vibe to the entire experience. It was a place that allowed everyone to relax but also let loose, away from the big crowd.

"The hill was an amazing view of the mainstage!" —Joey Guajardo. OKC, OK.


9. Hula Hoop & Glovers

Everyone knows how important hula hoopers and glovers are in our scene. Its always enjoyable for a raver who appreciates the art of flow. Dancefestopia not only allowed them but they also held their first glover and hooper meet ups and it was nothing but good vibes full of people willing to impress you with their moves.

"You could spot a glover pretty much anywhere in the festival!" —Melissa Chavez from Alva, OK.


10. Helicopter Ride

Have you been to a festival that offers helicopter rides? Well this 5 minute ride was a must. The perfect time to get a ride was at sunset or at night so you could get a good view of all the lights around the festival and of course them lasers that hit every three around the mainstage. You could see how satisfied everyone was after getting out of the ride.

"It was my first time getting in a helicopter and wow I was amazed. It made me feel like a DJ when we were landing." —Sarah Starr from Kansas City, MI.


Overall, the organization of this festival was over the top. Theres no doubt I will be making my way back in 2018. 

Dancefestopia is having a ticket blow out sale on Black Friday with prices you won't be able to find later on.

Get your rave gear ready with iEDM and come join the fun on their 2018 edition.

about the writer

Lacy Bursick

Lacy Bursick

Read More...Lacy Bursick is a Colorado resident who enjoys traveling, hula hooping and hiking with her dog.

She grew up in the Midwest and became passionate for the music scene doing concert photography and reviews while in college at Ball State University.

Her favorite festivals are Electric Forest and Hulaween because of all the interactive art and variety in music.

She loves everything from jam bands, deep house, to dubstep. You can find her at a Bassnectar show dancing with her friends.

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