Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/15/18
Is it too early to have a countdown until Imagine Music Festival 2019? We were thrilled with the impressive 2018 line-up for their 5th anniversary, the elaborate set designs of the stages this year, as well as our favorite place, the splash pool! It’s hands down the best place to people watch with main stage views. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next, but first let’s take a few moments to reminisce about 2018.
As the sunset over the camp site, you could hear the festival pumping close-by, while several people were perched above their cars, outside their tents, to enjoy the spectacular sunset views. If you’re coming down the steps of the Motor Speedway, you can enjoy the sounds of the festival, to the dance of the setting sun. Magic! This September had been unimaginably hot, but with the setting sun came a cooling breeze. Festival outfits went from bathing suits and crop tops to scarves and fur, but the fun went on until the wee hours of the night. Festival poles flew, a trance-like dance was seen all-over the in-field, as laser lights flashed in mesmerizing patterns. How is it that EDM performers can perfect that right amount of beat, lights, and sound?
Overall, we were truly impressed with two acts: Leah Culver and Adventure Club. One of the first acts that impressed us was Leah Culver who is a fun mash-up of singer-songwriter/DJ/head banger. You heard right, head banger. We found her set fresh and interesting that was a good mix of singing with electro/hardstyle EDM, and a little more what we’d call “rocky.” As in Rock-N-Roll. We enjoyed her energy most of all, spunky, punky, fun. Yes, you can quote us on that.
That brings us to Adventure Club. We heard they have been around a while, and boy they have their sound and mash-ups down to a science. We loved that they incorporated the EDM sound you’d expect with excerpts from well-known rock songs from greats like Weezer and Nirvana. You never knew what sample would be up next and that was exciting! Plus, the crowd was loving them, you could see it in their faces and in the fervor of excitement surrounding the whole set.
Here’s some of our favorite photos from the festival, browse through and enjoy. Until 2019!