Montreal’s Trippiest Music Festival: ÎleSoniq

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http://ilesoniq.com/


A two day music festival. designed as a trippy playground for hardcore ravers, EDM fans, anyone on psychedelics, and (a close friend of many of the attendees), Molly.  Turf and benches overlooked the stage and the pit. It’s my favorite set up of any festival I’ve been to. Over the course of the nine hours you’re there, you can divide your time both between relaxing, watch the show while enjoying a more chill atmosphere with your friends, as well as raging up front when your favorite artists are on stage. And there was much more to observe than the artists’ performances themselves. As my friend Louis puts it, seeing the crazy costumes and adornments of your fellow concert attendees is half the fun of this it. Seriously, never seen so many candy bracelet, bejeweled bras or grown men wearing little kids towels as capes.


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candy bracelets!!!


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Artists painted large domes in intricate, richly colored patterns during the event! The colors and patterns were beautiful and mesmerizing.


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A garden of floating, larger than life mushrooms, and surround sound throughout the enormous venue.


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                                                       The Music

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http://ilesoniq.com/history/2014/#&gid=1&pid=36


                                                    Die Antwoord

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http://www.dieantwoord.com/

No idea who these people were but they’re crazy is the best way possible. Around five o’clock, I was drinking a Rum Lemonade and relaxing in the grass and on stage there’s this way-too-skinny, dirty mouthed singer, with a ton of energy, who spoke so high pitched we spent the whole time debating if it was her voice was even real. Her DJ was named something like DJ FUKUINTHEAS and wore the ugliest mask I’d ever seen. It was charming. Also these two super fit, equally dirty mouthed yet pretty hot rapper accompaniments. Don’t listen to Die Antwoord if you find Eminem offensive, but I downloaded two of their albums the next day.


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Kaskade killed it. They were shooting out fireworks and red glitter. I actually texted my mom about it.

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Deadmau5 is my absolute favorite and the was headlining August 14th. I was almost hyperventilating while he was setting up those giant mouse ears. Obviously, amazing.

Also, loved the guys walking around selling beer from a crate because they were so dependable. I bought one literally inside of the Deadmau5 mosh pit.


SHOWTEKKKK


My friend Naomi got some dope videos. Unsure about the “P”.


I was in love with theses unicorns. Can’t wait for next year.

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