It’s that time of year again, you know what I’m talking about, Halloween! One of my favorite seasons is fall, from the colors, the never-ending varieties of “pumpkin spice” everything, but most of all, Escape! On this Hallo-Weekend (Friday October 25 and Saturday, October 26th), Insomniac Events pulls out all of the spooky stops with their lineup, performers, and experiences to be had at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. From what I’ve heard, it’s never disappointing, and always mind-blowing when it comes to this festival. It’ll be my first year attending Escape and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m literally counting down the days and am here to tell you why you won’t wanna miss celebrating this year with thousands of other spooky headliners!
#1 The Lineup:
So of course, what we’re all here for, the music! This year’s lineup looks so rad, with four stages at Escape, it’s insane how much talent they can pack into just two nights! Some of the sets I’m dying to catch are Eric Prydz, i_o, and Said the Sky. Just to name a few. But I always love roaming around and exploring different stages and discovering new music that I may have never given a chance before!
#2 Getting Dressed Up:
For me, Dressing up is one of my absolute favorite parts of any event that I attend. Personally, my everyday style and wardrobe is pretty neutral. But at raves, I get a chance to really go all out expressing myself with fun styles and makeup! And Escape is the perfect excuse to get even more creative with looks from cute and sparkly to dark and spooky, there’s no limit to the amazing looks you can create! If you’re looking for some inspo, check out iHeartRaves' Halloween Outfits Collection that just dropped earlier this month!
#3 The Performers:
Something I’ve noticed over the years when it comes to Insomniac Events is their attention to detail when it comes to everything. And the performers are one of the many things you won’t want to take your eyes off of. Now mind you, as I mentioned, I’ve never attended Escape but I have spent many years dealing with infamous FOMO and looking at photos of performers of years passed for Escape and let me just say, they look SO crazy - in the best way. I honestly can’t wait to see all of the clowns, creatures, and absolute shock factor of it all in the flesh!
Photo Credit: Insomniac Events/Escape
#4 The Rides:
Now, from what I’ve seen in past photos and highlights, there seems to be a few ghoulishly fun rides featured at Escape, one of which I’m a total sucker for. And that’s the ferris wheel! It’s always a must ride for me at any event or carnival I attend and I’ve even seen that there has been a Carousel set up with the occasional ghoul or two riding alongside you too! How fun is that? Plus it makes for some amazing photo ops as well! Or even if you need a moment to rest your feet from all of the dancing we know we’ll all be doing!
#5 The People:
Last, but certainly not least, another one of my favorite parts of these events and one of the things I look forward to most is the people. Whether you’re more of a people watcher, or you play to the crowd, there’s never a dull moment when it comes to these events. And Escape is no exception. One of the reasons I fell in love with raves is the instant sense of community and belonging among strangers, to always make a friend or share an experience like no other, to feel accepted regardless of it all. THAT’S what keeps me coming back time and time again.
I’m seriously so excited for Escape Psycho Circus this year, and I can’t wait to finally see it all with my own eyes! The Halloween season holds such a dear place in my heart and I’m stoked to be able to celebrate it with Insomniac. If you still need to pick up tickets, hurry hurry! Escape tickets sell out quickly, so be sure to check out Insomniac’s Website for all of the deets! See all of you boo’s n’ ghouls soon!