CRSSD Spring 2022 was the first time the festival came back after being shut down for COVID-19 since its Fall 2020 event was supposed to take place. The March 2020 event took place just days before the mandated shutdowns happened in California, and was likely one of the last festivals around the globe to take place before the pandemic.
CRSSD takes place in San Diego's Waterfront Park, which is just off of Little Italy and within walking distance of the downtown area. The spring and fall, which is when each version of CRSSD takes place, is a great time to be in the area since it's usually warmer than other parts of the country. It's a great getaway festival if you want to escape cold weather and enjoy some time in the sun.
CRSSD Spring 2022
After its highly-anticipated return, CRSSD Spring 2022 was off the charts for amazing house, techno and some live acts! This year's Spring festival was jam packed with so much good talent that it was extremely hard to choose which sets to go to. Between the three stages, over the two days, they had some heaters jam packed all day, and all night.
Some of my favorite sets were Sara Landry, Adam Beyer, Sofi Tukker (live), Get Real, and Sam Paganini. Sam Paganini was the first techno artist I had ever seen live over 9 years ago, and that’s when I fell in love with this type of music.
The vibes at CRSSD Spring 2022 were immaculate. Everyone seemed to be in a happy and friendly mood. This festival was the perfect way to start off the spring festival season. If you have ever been to a CRSSD festival before, this is usually the case as there are positive vibes all around! After almost two years without big festivals, getting back into the usual spring festival schedule with CRSSD to kick it off felt just right.
Waterfront Park is always top notch and always feels like you’re in the perfect atmosphere for a vacation festival. The festival is right next to the ocean, surrounded by palm trees and beautiful antique ships right next to Downtown San Diego. You can never go wrong with this venue. It’s location is one of my favorite venues as it is so close to so many hotels and there is so much to do around the area.
The food & drink choices were always so accommodating to everyone’s eating and drinking habits. There were a lot of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options throughout the entire festival. Their drink menu also seemed to have a lot of local breweries that were some of my favorites!
Overall I have been going to CRSSD for a few years now and it has always treated me well! I don’t know many people who have gone to CRSSD and had a bad time ever. I highly recommend checking out this festival, even if you don’t know the artists. You will be sure to fall in love with some amazing acts by the end of it!
CRSSD Fall 2022 has not been announced yet, but you can bet it's going to be just as amazing as the Spring 2022 event was since festivals have been gone for so long. Keep an eye out for news about the Fall 2022 festival here.