Whenever I go to a show or festival hosted by Excision, I’m always blown away by the quality of sound and stage production from his sets. Thunderdome 2020 was no exception. His first stop of his Evolution Tour was at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA over January 31st- February 1st, and the inauguration of his Evolution Set did not disappoint. If you have seen his Paradox set and were amazed, his Evolution set is even more phenomenal! I only got to attend Day 2 of Thunderdome, but one day was enough for me to be mesmerized by the whole experience. Here are four reasons why you don’t want to miss Excision’s Evolution Tour!
1. The Graphics and Stage Setup: It was worth getting to the venue for the first openers, since the stage was fully set up and utilized from when the first artist started at 6:30. Artist-specific graphics were used for every set, so it was great to see a lot of variety in graphics and stage production all night instead of seeing the same generic graphics. Although the graphics used in Excision’s new stage had a very similar style to the Paradox, everything was newer and bigger.
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2. The Bass: Anyone who has been to an event hosted by Excision knows that he doesn’t hold back on the bass in his events, and Thunderdome was no exception! The bass in each set intensified through the night, and by the time Excision started, you could feel the whole venue vibrating from it. Liquid Stranger was the second to last set of the night on Day 2, and the bass was so intense that it felt like my soul was leaving my body.
The sound quality all night was spectacular, the venue was perfect to accommodate the amount of bass used throughout the night. One thing to note though, make sure to bring ear plugs if you are going to the Evolution Tour! Ear protection is definitely important - I forgot to bring mine and really regretted it.
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3. The B2Bs: Thunderdome had many amazing B2Bs on the lineup across the two days. I always feel like B2Bs are a treat because sometimes you get to see two artists that rarely play together collaborate on a set. One thing that blew many people away when the lineups for the Evolution tour stops were announced was the number of artists that were doing B2B sets. My favorite set (besides Excision) was Kai Wachi B2B Phase One, since they both brought their best sounds together.
4. The Lasers: The lasers from Excision’s set was the most memorable part of the night. Excision’s team brought a ton of lasers to the Tacoma Dome for the Evolution Tour, and this added a whole new component to Excision’s set that made it even more epic. The lasers were set up in a way that made you feel like you were surrounded by them, so even if you were short like I am, you could see everything very clearly.
If Excision is playing in your city for this tour, I highly recommend that you don’t miss this! I’m still in awe over the new stage set up, and still can’t get over all the lasers. I’m really hoping he brings this setup back for Lost Lands or Bass Canyon again!
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!