The seasons are changing and we’re almost faced with the painful task of having to say goodbye to summer festivals. But before we fully transition into the fall, Southern California is lucky enough to be able to host Nocturnal Wonderland!
I’m so excited for my first Nocturnal! For the last few years, I’ve dreamed of going to this event. Unfortunately, I’m usually broke around this time of year from all the summer festival happenings and living in Oregon made it expensive/difficult to get down to Southern California. But now I’m a proud Orange County resident and I’ve been looking forward to this since I knew I was moving a few months ago. When I saw the lineup come out, I became even more excited. AND even more excited when I went to the venue for the first time ever for HARD Summer in August. This year, Nocturnal’s line up features a ton of up and coming artists just waiting to be discovered! While I’m looking forward to discovering all that new music, here are my top 5 artists I’m looking forward to seeing at Noc!
Some people may say he’s overrated but this is going to be my 7th time seeing him and I’m not sick of him one bit. (My husband and I went to our first date at his show back in 2014, so I might be biased) Whether it’s Dillon or DJ Hanzel or Preston, I always have the best time at his sets.
In 2015, Valentino Played in Portland. It still blows me away when I think about how much fun that set was. I think he’s definitely one of the most underrated dj’s and I’m looking forward to seeing him throw down on the big stage. My best workouts are done while listening to his EDC sets so I’m confident he’ll be making everybody pumped up and ready to dance.
Where’s my Vomit Squad at? Snails has been in my top 5 DJs since I saw him at Paradiso in 2015. I’m looking forward to getting grimey with some felllow bass heads at this set. This is an old mix but still one of my favorites.
Due to one thing or another, I missed Subfocus’ sets at previous events. Even if I go alone, I’m 100% determined to see him. I need some good dnb in my life! This is my favorite song and I’ve been working on some sweet shuffle moves – keep an eye out for me on the dance floor!
Looking forward to seeing the King of Bass again. I saw Excision 6 times last year but the last time I saw him absolutely blew me away. That was in a small theater in Eugene, Oregon so I can’t wait to see what he’ll do on a big stage! Everytime I hear this set, it makes me pumped and ready to headbang.
Halloween is fast approaching, and we all know the best part of this holiday is choosing the ultimate costumes! As ravers, we are no strangers to dressing up, and Halloween is an awesome time to show off our style skills. There are so many directions you can go in when deciding what to be for Halloween, so we’re giving you some suggestions to make your decision a little easier.
Out Of This World
Extraterrestrial themes are huge in the rave world, and Halloween is the best excuse to dress up as a sexy alien or a house-loving astronaut. There are also a ton of opportunities for couples and group costumes that fit this theme! Build an alien squad with your friends in the Cosmic Chaos Alien Costume and the Solstice Kiss Holo Set, or explore the unknown in matching astronaut suits. Add some glitter, and you will surely have an out-of-this-world Halloween experience!
Embrace Your Wild Side
Feeling wild this spooky season? Cowgirl costumes are super cute and perfect for any Halloween event. Embrace your wild side and let loose with a cowboy hat and your best chaps, or make it glam!
Certain costumes will never go out of style. Classic costumes come back every year because they are timeless. If you’re feeling scary this Halloween, try a holographic skeleton or a seductive devil costume. If you’re going for a flirtier vibe, you can never go wrong with the Team Techno Cheerleader outfit. This fit is a fun take on the basic cheerleader costume! You can make any of the classics your own with glitter, accessories, and other modern twists.
Have a legendary Halloween dressed as your favorite mythical creature! Fairies, elves and unicorns are not only charming characters, but they are also very trendy right now. These Fractal Fantasy Fairy Wings will transform any outfit into an enchanting fairy ensemble. You could also pair this Rainbow Unicorn Costume with some sparkly fishnets for a dazzling festival look!
Ravers love to dress up year-round. But if there's one thing that we don't get to do often, it's bring the spooky vibes with scary costumes around Halloween! This time of year is the perfect time to show off your spooky side, with costumes that are gory, creepy, or all around terrifying.
No matter what you decide to be this year, you can’t go wrong. As long as you’re feeling like your best self, you’re going to slay this Halloween!