Sunday night, a quarter till midnight, in 33 degree weather- no one was leaving and KASKADE was killing’ it, closing out the #DayForNight weekend festival here in Houston.
Björk, Sophie, Butthole Surfers, Travis Scott, Kamasi Washington,RZA (ft. Stone Mecca), Marcel, Rami & Bachar Khalife (from Lebanon) as well as lots of visual artists offered lots of new and interesting performances.
The huge, abandoned downtown Houston Post Office facility served as the site for 4 stages, food trucks plus light and sound artists.
In spite of a few fuckups that they’ve GOT to fix (which I’ll blog about soon: Björk Digital exhibit limited who got to enter and that pissed EVERYONE off!, creature refreshment areas -LIKE WATER!, transportation, LONG LINES at food area), the event had the coolest vibe, that Underground and New Age feel and was definitely the cutting edge type of event that I want more of – the kind of event that really characterizes what Houston is – and what Houston needs and deserves. Opportunity, technology, diversity, music, innovation,cultural celebration, fashion, a good groove and art.
Gimmie some more!