The first day of the 2nd annual Spring Awakening Music Festival kicked off yesterday at the prestigious Solider Field in Chicago.  After leaving quite the memorable imprint in 2012, the atmosphere of day one picked up right where Laidback Luke left off upon entry. Thousands were treated to a proper showcase as the versatile lineup flexed its mighty; our afternoon began with a trip to Main Stage to view PANTyRAID behind the decks. Seeing that our night included a follow up performance from Ooah and Marty at the House of Blues, we took the time to find our bearings, meet up with others, and enjoy the duo’s new album “Pillow Talk” within the stadium walls. Venturing around the grounds to see Zomboy’s set produced our first serving of UK bass before Nero take the stage to bring the sun down and moon out.


With Joe Ray on stage as the solo representative of Nero casting doubt in the minds of many, fears faded fast as expectations were met with a DJ set one could describe as a masterclass on bringing an audience to their feet. Flawless transitions and an impecable visual display transfixed the crowd for the entire hour; the tracklist featured an assortment of  fresh remixes and mixups incorporating the groups hit album “Welcome to Reality.” With Moby bringing the curtains down on day one underneath nightfall, the crowd piled onto the field to occupy space for what would soon come. Moby’s energy spread throughout the grounds as he rifled an array of jaw-dropping house tunes into night sky. One done…..two more to go!


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