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Paradiso 2019: Memories that Will Last a Lifetime
Photo Credit: Parallax & USC Events

Paradiso 2019: Memories that Will Last a Lifetime

Paradiso Festival, held at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington is one of the most unique festival experiences. USC Events outdid themselves this year with a crazy diverse lineup, immaculate production, and the most magical vibes. Here are some of my favorite magical memories I made that will last a lifetime. 

1. People Watching

This year, I did a lot more people watching - I mean, how could I not? 20,000+ patrons with incredible outfits, decked out squads, covered in glitter, and all with huge smiles on their faces. Everyone you encountered was having the time of their life, at the most beautiful venue in the world. This is, Paradiso.

Paradiso Inflatable Sign
Photo Credit: Parallax & USC Events

 

2. The Venue (and those sunsets!)

Paradiso means “heaven, as the final abode of the righteous”, and that’s exactly what this festival is: Heaven on earth. If you’ve never seen the venue, let me enlighten you:

Sunset At Paradiso at the Gorge
Photo Credit: Parallax & USC Events

The sunsets here at unmatched, and this year at sunset we had the pleasure of seeingSan Holo reign in the most incredible set- at the most perfect time. 

San Holo During Sunset at Paradiso

Photo Credit: Parallax & USC Events

 

3. Seeing i_o at the Digital Oasis Stage

The PNW was not prepared for the techno thati_o brought toDigital Oasis. His set blew everyone away,Death by Technois real and he demonstrated that flawlessly.

i_o at Digital Oasis at Paradiso Festival

Photo Credit: Parallax & USC Events

 

4. Experiencing Curiosity Cove

WAVES took overCuriosity Cove (an interactive art experience inside a tent) this year and I wouldn’t have it any other way. We’ve seen the WAVES crew bring Lucky to life with Clover Park (an actual indoor playground, complete with astroturf and adult-sized teeter-toters) and they are always surprising with us with their artistic productions.WAVES throws their own events in the Seattle area and are definitely something you should check out if you liked what they did with Curiosity Cove. 

Curiosity Cove at Paradiso presented by Waves

Photo Credit: Parallax & USC Events

Curiousity Cove presented by Waves

Photo Credit: Parallax & USC Events

5. The Festival Decorations

Let’s not forget about the amusement park rides, performers and art installations. Not to mention, the amazing Paradiso outfits that were created this year!

Rides at Paradiso Festival

Photo Credit: Parallax & USC Events

Performers at Paradiso Festival

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Art Installations at Paradiso Festival

Photo Credit: Parallax & USC Events

6. The Pre-Party

The pre-party on Thursday, in the GA campgrounds, featured theRynobus which is mobile, interactive stage! It’s been to festivals like:Coachella&EDC and now Paradiso.It. Was. Dope.

Paradiso Pre Party on Thursday

Photo Credit: Parallax & USC Events


Every year USC Events surprises me with more and more reasons to fall in love with Paradiso Festival. My first Paradiso festival was in 2013 and it’s been blowing me away ever since. Missed Paradiso but want to experience the Gorge? Come to Above and Beyond: The Weekender happening in July. 

Fireworks at Paradiso at Nighttime

Photo Credit: Parallax & USC Events



See you at Paradiso 2020!

TAGS: Ryan Halstead, festival-news,



2 Comments

Great details! I love all the photos and excitement! Keep it up Ryan

Danny cundiff

July 22, 2019

Loved it Ryan! Amazing job!

Maricella Rendon

July 10, 2019

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