Insomniac Presents Nocturnal Wonderland: Day Two Recap
Day 2 was for the Bassheads. Main stage had back to back heavy hitters like Dr. Fresch, Ookay, Valentino Khan, Zomboy, then Excision… safe to say we all head banged there for a few hours. Ookay did some live vocals, but if you did manage to wander around, you might have caught the hot duo, Phantoms, playing/singing live music too at another stage. They even did a cover of Eric Clapton’s Cocaine over at the Labyrinth.
Day 2 (Saturday) seemed much more crowded than Day 1 (Friday), but the lines for food, alcohol, free water, and yes, even the bathrooms, weren’t bad for a festival of 45,000 headliners. Just as parking the day before, day two allowed for easy flowing parking into the event for the increase in attendees.
Quick story (sorry just have to get this out). While walking into the event we had the pleasure of going through security with Dr. Fresch’s parents. This was the first time his parents have been to a show of his this size and the look on their faces were, a little overwhelming. We got to speak with them for a few minutes at the start of the festival and could read the incredible vibes they were bringing for their son. We made sure we would try and catch them before Dr. Fresch’s set and once we got to the stage we could see them from the side of the stage, directly behind their son and the booth rocking out to his talent. After words, we were lucky enough to run into them again and Dr. Fresch’s mom (sorry, horrible with names) came over with the largest smile, saying her son let her press the “fire” (pyrotechnics) button. It absolutely made our night to see a performers parents SO PROUD of their son!
Walking through the festival on Saturday, similar vibes have been present at almost all Insomniac events. People smiling, laughing and having a great time with one another. It was also a pleasant surprise that no politics were really brought up at the festival. By all means, each artist can express themselves any way they want, but most everyone who comes to these events, especially Insomniac’s, come to escape reality and enjoy themselves with everyone surrounding them.