Every year I anxiously await for Lucky Festival, an annual St. Patrick's Day festival, to return to the Pacific Northwest. This year was no different - Lucky 2019 was definitely one for the books! This was my 5th time attending Luck and far my most favorite of them all. Here are 3 reasons why I’ll remember this night for the rest of my life:
1. Clover Park
Every year USC Events has what’s called “Clover Park”, which is a turf-covered Park in the middle of the rave. In the past, it’s had teeter-totters, a giant lite-brite, and a dum-dum tree. This year WAVES, a local artist collective comprised of digital art, Dj’s/Producers, aerial artists and more, got the opportunity to host Clover Park and they did a PHENOMENAL job. There was a giant rainbow art installation that used projections to bring the rainbow to life. They had someone painting live in the middle and created the most magical vibes. The WAVES team truly brought Clover Park to life, making it a new and unique experience for the 2019 event.
Photo Credit: Parallax & USC Events
2. The Crowd
The crowd at the event was the best crowd I’ve ever been a part of. Everyone was so kind and so friendly. Everyone was BEAUTIFULLY dressed and reminded me why I first started raving in the first place. I mentioned before that Lucky is a St. Patrick's Day themed festival and this year the Lucky outfits were ON POINT.
Photo Credit: Me (@rymazing)
Not only the crowd, but the staff was the nicest I’ve witnessed. USC Guest Services and Conscious Crew were extremely helpful for whenever I had questions and they made navigating the event easy. Not to mention, the performers had incredible costumes and their characters added a fun and magical element to the evening.
I have been raving since 2013, and that set by Galantis takes the cake for best progressive house set I’ve ever seen. They were MAGIC. From the visuals, to the lighting, to hearing “Peanut Butter Jelly”; the set from start to finish was spectacular. This was one of those sets that told a story from beginning to end, and I never wanted this story to end. The energy that I felt streaming through the crowd was unparalleled to any set I’ve been to prior.
The next big massive here in the pacific northwest is Paradiso that happens June 14th and 15th at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheatre. Tickets and more info available here.