Festival recap posts are my fave to write about. Can you tell that this is one of the few things I’m truly passionate about? I could go on and on about the experience of a good festival, especially a true EDM festival like Freaky Deaky. Freaky Deaky was in Houston, and it’s always the weekend before Halloween – I’d truly rather be doing nothing else than attending an EDM festival over Halloween. It’s the perfect setting. People watching at music festivals is one of my favorite things to do, and when it’s a Halloween festival, that’s elevated times 10. I mean, half of these people didn’t even know it was Halloween – they were just living their best life in their most elaborate festival outfits, and it made me so happy.
Day 1 was a lot of dubstep. I’ve never been a huge fan of dubstep, and after this weekend, I’ve come to the conclusion that I can only take one good set of dubstep, then I’m tapped out of that sub genre.
Alison Wonderland killed it (like always). She constantly mixed it up, throwing in everything from house to techno to some harder beats. She definitely kept it interesting throughout the entire set, and even threw in a little Thriller remix, because, Halloween. A lot of her visuals consist of the camera on her while she’s up there doing her thing. I love being able to actually see the DJ’s while they’re playing their set, because it’s kind of rare that you do, if you’re not all the way up front in the crow (and who really wants to be up close in a mosh pit – not me).
Immediately following Alison was my favorite DJ of all time – Porter Robinson. If you haven’t heard of him, stop reading and go listen now. You’ll love him if you’re into super trancy, deep beats, where you literally just get lost in the music. I could go on and on about Porter, but I’ll save that for another post. He has two different sets that he plays ever since releasing his newest work, Virtual Self (Porter’s alter ego). So it’s either Virtual Self that you will get to see, or Porter Robinson. This particular set was a Porter Robinson set, and he played a mash up of all his good stuff. There are few places on this earth that make me feel more in the moment and happy, than when I’m at a Porter Robinson set.
After day 1 ended, we ended up going to an after party at Spire, where Adventure Club played. It had already been a long day, and it ended up being a late night. Adventure Club is SUPER dubey, and TBH, their set at the club gave me a headache. Safe to say, I was happy when the rest of the group felt the same way, and we dipped out before their set ended.
Day 2’s lineup was much more deep house, and I was a happy camper. We walked in to the festival when Chris Lake started, and his deep beats were just what I needed after a night of headbangers and whiplash. Oliver Heldens immediately followed, and it was one of my fave sets from the weekend. I call his music straight up shuffle music, because literally the entire hour of his set, you could shuffle to every song he played. (side note: I really want to learn how to shuffle, so I think I’m going to make that my project this next year. I’ll keep ya posted on how it goes).
We had a little bit of a break in the day, where there wasn’t anyone we really wanted to see, so we decided to go to a stage we hadn’t been to yet, where Destructo was playing. This was the dark horse set of the weekend. None of us knew who he was, and he totally blew it out of the water. Destructo is deep house, and it was perfection. Kaskade closed down the weekend, and it was my favorite set (besides Porter, but he’s always my favorite). Kaskade makes me so happy, I can’t even explain it. He’s one of the greatest of all time, and it’s always the most amazing night whenever I get to see him. This particular set was my favorite set he’s ever played. He opened with “Language” by Porter Robinson, and after that, my weekend was complete. We found out later that Destructo, Chris Lake, and Kaskade did a 3-way set at Spire that night, and we missed it! That would’ve been epic.
Freaky Deaky was one of the best festivals I’ve been to. The weather was amazing, I was with the best group of people, and it’s a small festival, so it just makes everything super chill and easy. We stayed at a hotel right by the venue, so we were able to walk from the festival, which, if you’ve ever been to a festival, is one of the greatest things. Plus, you get to dress up for Halloween, which makes the people watching much more entertaining.
Now, onto my outfits. I was a Neon Cowboy for halloween, which I thought was very appropriate for a Texas music festival. I wore a cowboy hat from Neon Cowboys, that lights up with a battery powered pack inside the hat. The hat was a huge hit. I had strangers coming up to me, asking if they could wear the hat, which I loved. Scroll down to shop both of my looks! And if you want to watch a recap from the weekend, head on over to my insta, and click on my “Freaky Deaky” highlight.