Las Vegas could also be identified for the house of Insomniac’s EDC however we lately discovered a brand new purpose to like the town. Life Is Beautiful takes place within the coronary heart of downtown Las Vegas and it fully redefined the best way seen Vegas.
For any vacationer you may guess that Las Vegas is centered across the strip however simply north of that’s the outdated Las Vegas, a set of casinos, accommodations, and nightlife stripped of the cliché glamour that the strip is thought for. Right here in downtown we discovered a brand new love appreciating the fantastic thing about dive bars, casinos, and nice meals, it was virtually as if we found a brand new type of the Vegas and this all occurred on our means into Life Is Lovely.
Fremont Avenue was the attractive strip of nightlife that led as much as the pageant gates. It was the proper pregame and an excellent higher afterparty. I feel it’s uncommon to have virtually simply as a lot enjoyable outdoors of a music pageant as you’d have inside however for Life Is Lovely this was undoubtedly the case.
Venturing contained in the pageant was solely a reiteration of the encompassing panorama. There have been outdated bars, alleys, parking buildings, accommodations, and murals in all places throughout the pageant floor. It felt as if we weren’t even inside a pageant however only a block occasion working throughout 6 blocks all through downtown Las Vegas. Throughout the grounds we discovered a ton of spacious music phases surrounded by artwork installations, distributors, and numerous areas that we had been capable of discover by means of our ventures across the pageant.
It’s one factor to current artwork for viewing however it’s even higher when that artwork is open for exploration and play. Zappos is a web-based shoe merchandising firm primarily based in Las Vegas so apart from sponsoring the pageant they really created a pit of butterfly adorned swings the place attendees might hop on and play alongside to the trippy lights and music.
Strolling across the occasion we observed a number of artwork items from Burning Man that had been extraordinarily entertaining. The very best needed to be this big preying mantis that randomly shot hearth out of its mouth, a terrifying expertise if you happen to didn’t see it coming.
Digital actuality was one other type of artwork right here on the occasion. We stumbled upon a VR photobooth that positioned our group of buddies in the midst of some flamingos for a dwell video which we might instantly share on social media.
By far essentially the most superb piece hosted right here was Meow Wolf. This artwork collective from Santa Fe New Mexico put a dent in LIB by creating what they name “The Artwork Motel”. This motel was a Vegas-style motor lodge that contained 21 rooms of psychedelic exploration. It was a playhouse of interactive creative items that was extraordinarily simple to get misplaced in if you happen to occurred to surprise on inside. Simply the most effective issues we’ve seen at any pageant ever.
Your complete panorama of Life Is Lovely was spacious with foot site visitors being virtually unprecedented at any a part of the pageant. This was such a giant deal seeing as we’re so used to overcrowded music festivals within the metropolis. Even a few of the headliners like Chance The Rapper and Muse had such a spacious viewers it was exhausting to consider that we might get a transparent sight of them with out being crammed like sardines.
As for music choice Life Is Lovely clearly drew a fascinating quantity of huge named acts to lineup every evening together with throwbacks like Sean Paul in addition to EDM megastars like Kaskade. Though we had enjoyable jamming to Zhu’s dwell present and the indie rockers MGMT, our favourite units had been loved on the Burning Man artwork vehicles referred to as Kalliope and Forest House. These locations had superb lighting and sound with a way more distinctive creative edge to the stage design than the remainder of the standard pageant phases. To not point out Collective Zoo hosted one of many dankest home lineups on Forest Home which included Dr. Fresch, Ekali, and Sly Turner. Area Yacht did their half to deliver the at all times bumpin’ lineup out for his or her Kalliope takeover together with Sinden, NuKid, Noise Frenzy, LondonBridge, and extra.
General we had anticipated a good pageant however walked out of Life Is Lovely telling ourselves that this was simply the most effective music pageant experiences. From begin to end in addition to the afterparties made it a fully insane expertise that we might advocate to anybody serious about getting a slice of Las Vegas outdoors of the norm.