So the positives. Danny Tenaglia made an appearance. He “resigned” from DJing in 2012, but who can resist Electric Zoo? Tenaglia, a Brooklyn born DJ certainly couldn’t, and we all the more fortunate for it. Ferry Corsten, a Dutch DJ was fabulous. He teased the crowd and we all loved it. Corsten is a staple to the top 100 DJs of the year. 2009’s 7th ranked DJ in the world couldn’t even headline his tent. Based on his performance he should have! With the exception of Avicii located at Main Stage West, that stage was not as good as years past.
At Main Stage East, Benassi was awesome. He is a master at working a crowd and it is obvious he LOVES New York venues. It’s reciprocal, New York Adores Benassi. He brings an energy all of his own. Benassi is a headliner at any event. I would rather watch him spin then almost anything! Before him was Knife Party. Knife Party, a duo of Australian DJs, was SICK! They were loud, a mix of dirty bass juxtaposed by high treble sounds. You cant help but to dance when they play.
We decided to take a break with day two. As the sun rose for day three, we started hearing leaks that Electric Zoo day three will be cancelled. After hearing confirmation, annoyed was not the word. Sunday at Electric Zoo is usually the best day. This year was no different. They scheduled headliners like Armin Van Buuren, Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, Diplo, Victor Calderone, Fedde La Grand, Markus Schulz to name a few. Just a power lineup. From what we hear, 2 people overdosed Saturday and 4 more were in intensive care. 6 people ruined it for a hundred thousand! My escape from the real world came crumbling down. All of the worldly issues I didn’t want to deal with, have sense returned and reality has settled. The good time that was ruined is mine! This genre was given a black eye that is felt worldwide. You embarrassed all of us. Electric Zoo is an event that is supposed to represent everything that is good about electronic music. This event promotes the idea of PLUR (an acronym standing for Peace Love Unity Respect.) Learn these principals BEFORE you decide to attend another festival.