Why You Should Definitely Do TomorrowWorld Next Year
Ever since my decision last year to make the arguably “safe” decision in purchasing tickets to the well-established New York City-based Electric Zoo instead of taking a gamble with the first TomorrowWorld, I felt buyer’s remorse. My feelings were proven correct as everybody who came back from TomorrowWorld said their lives had been changed. It was at that point last year that I decided to get my TomorrowWorld ticket and take part in the madness.
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Dreamville was massive but surprisingly organized and there was a healthy amount of staff members directing people to their spots on the first night. Looking at the picture above, you see Dreamville in the top left corner where the thousands of tents are. The little rainbow near the middle of the pic is the entrance to Dreamville and the green area to the right of that is the back of the Main Stage. In Dreamville, there was one main boardwalk which took you from the West side parking lot entrance to the East side parking lot entrance. There were two entrances from Dreamville to the festival grounds: one in the middle of Dreamville where the marketplace was and one near the East parking lot and Main Stage. “The Gathering” took place in Dreamville and had its own stage where DVBBS, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Sultan + Ned Shepard were set to perform. Unfortunately, the power cut out a few times during the latter’s set and the show was ended early, but the energy was already in the air as campers anxiously awaited the opening of the TomorrowWorld festival grounds.
Entering The Festival Grounds:
Entering the festival grounds through the Dreamville marketplace was quite a unique and exciting experience. As you go through the gates, visibility is short as you are greeted with a small hill. Walking up the hill, you start to see what all the fuss is about. Unique to any other festival I’ve attended, the entrance includes a set of bridges sitting on the heavily decorated lake. At night, the lake lights up with fire shooting out of it, lasers, and fountain shows. The bridges are two-way so you’ll always be re-energized by walking past a sea of excited festival-goers racing to their next stage.
It’s A Trap Stage
My favorite stage was the “It’s A Trap” stage where Slander, Yellow Claw, and Toki Monsta had notable performances. I’ve never heard bass that loud – it was to the point that my throat and eyes were shaking. Too much bass for the weak.
Mad Decent Stage:
The Mad Decent stage was one of the most memorable and unique stages. Sitting on the water, it had arguably my favorite couple of sets ever which was Dillon Francis followed by Diplo, with the latter throwing down a hip hop-heavy set which included a surprise appearance by 2 Chainz. Zedd had an energetic set on mainstage while Skrillex had a controversial main stage set which some people complained was too mainstream but I mean, who doesn’t complain about that these days. Flosstradamus surprised everyone by coming out for the final ten minutes of I Am Legion’s Day 3 closing set at the Mythical Frames stage.
Artist Interviews Coming Soon!
I spent a good amount of Day 3 at the infamous “Artist Mansion” interviewing the likes of Andrew Rayel, The Chainsmokers, and Borgore. The vibe at the mansion was unbelievable and the general consensus from the artists we spoke with was that TomorrowWorld and the Artist Mansion had the best artist accommodations that they had experienced. It basically seemed like one massive end-of-festival-season party where the artists were just as excited to see each other as the press and media folks that were mixed in with them.
Until Next Year!
TomorrowWorld lived up to the hype and then some. Between the amazing performers, friendly crowd, and masterful production, organizers were able to give it a sense of magic while also throwing a major rager of epic proportions. I’m glad I made the decision to give the second a shot, and I will definitely be at the third. Until next year, TomorrowWorld!