Diplo is the man. Major Lazer is way too much fun. These are the conclusions DUBBY has reached after their weekend down at Bonnaroo.
Skrillex was supposed to be the man of the festival in the EDM scene. A set from 1:30-3:30 on Saturday night? How could a fan not be excited? We certainly were, but he failed to blow us away. Yes, he played all of his top hits including a great remix of Nero’s ‘Promises,’ but he ended 15 minutes early and the sound on the Which Stage was a little off.
Big Gigantic was fantastic to kick off the festival on Thursday. The Colorado duo was on point and closed with some of their new jams, all featuring a ton of dub.
However, Major Lazer was the best act of the weekend. Philly P did a nice write up on the project a few days ago and they didn’t disappoint. They brought the energy from the start and had the crowd jumping from the get go. At one point they had the whole crowd take off their shirts, brought a ton of girls on stage and then asked for the crowd to take off their pants. Very little of the crowd did as they were told, but it was still a ton of fun to say the least and it loosened everyone up.
This was the second straight festival that DUBBY saw Major Lazer (Snowball back in March) and the act was so much better down in Tennessee. Don’t miss them if you have the chance to see them.