Monday, August 10, 2015

Sonne Mond Sterne festival

Has it really been two years since I attended a music festival?! Well the clock was reset this weekend when I went to Sonne Mond Sterne! Held near the village where he grew up in Thuringen, Dunkeldeutschland, Alex has attended this electrofest every year since the first one (19 times!), and with this inside info, it was AWESOME!!!

The party started at 10pm. To be honest, we were a little worried about how we were going to see Steve Aoki who was scheduled to start at 3:30am

But THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS started an hour late (I think it was around 2am?) due to technical issues. When they started though, their light show with these EPIC SINGING ROBOTS was totally worth it! Like a religious experience!

The sun rose during Aoki's set

And I totally would have watched it except I was too busy dancing.

We slept in until around 2pm, although I'm not sure if it can really be 'sleeping in' given that we slept after 7am. Either way, we took it easy before getting into it again. And with a line up including Gestoert aber Geil, FAITHLESS (!!!), Fritz Kalkbrenner, and Calvin Harris, we were going to need all the rest we could get. 
Just like this beach buddha with disco ball

Wayfarers, dancing masks, graphic shirts, flower crowns, duck faces...the uniform for dance parties!

Calvin Harris has come a long way since the Prince of Wales Hotel in St. Kilda! There was no way I'd be able to stand close enough to watch him sing today. Also, he doesn't sing anymore :(

I have to say, a general agreement between us (and the taxi driver) is that unlike other festivals, people weren't overly drunk or drugged or angry. It was all happy moods, as you can see in this photo...

In any case, such an awesome time was had that it was completely understandable why someone would attend for 19 years running. And we've already decided to go again next year!

So here's to SMS XX!!!

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