Done, occurring, or active at night.
For the nocturnal ones, the night owls, the ones who chug along with barely enough sleep. To you who crave BASS: the deep, dark auditory signals of the very night in which you thrive, this weekend was for you. The real insomniacs. But of course, you knew that. The Nocturnal Wonderland brand has always been special because of the feeling it serves. We’ve followed Alice’s dusky, streaked face and strolled with her as she traveled down the rabbit hole: the vibrant white lights of White Wonderland melted away long ago and transitioned into the whimsical feeling of Beyond. We then bombarded our senses in the strong vibrant glow of a huge pulsing city made of neon lights. Three sleepless nights in the desert passed over us like a warm familiar dream as we saw the sun set and wake thrice over the Electric Daisy Carnival. And though it’s not quite Halloween yet (where the menacing and macabre rule the night), we had Nocturnal, where Wonderland looked familiar, but a little pitched.
Last weekend, it was a celebration. We participated in a stimulation of all the senses as we explored the darker depths of the Wonderland universe. Perhaps you visited the Upside Down Room, the stage that signifies the deep steady dirge with reverberating basslines and the feel of a gritty warehouse. Maybe you’re an adventurous soul and desired to be at the Queen’s Ground, where structure and rhyme served no purpose — just pure unstifled madness and creativity. Or perhaps you were already craving the witching party time, ready to dance into the wee hours while everyone else is waiting for the midnight oil. Just for you, the Sunken Garden and Bassrush Experience sank you to your knees with raw unbridled bass music, just as quick to knock one on their ass as it was to amaze. Or perhaps you visited Alice’s House, where she welcomed you with the complex, yet familiar sounds of trance you’ve known and loved. Or perhaps you were just looking to lose yourself in the Labyrinth.
Maybe you were an explorer, eager to push your musical knowledge to the limits, open up your mind, and take in the sights. The Discovery Stage and Wide Awake Art Car were there for you, to make you find something exciting and reward you by smacking you in the face with the strong hands of hard electro, broken beats, and deep/tech house.
Whatever it was that drove your night owl journey, you know you want to live it again. You can feel the anticipation in the air, all the familiar cues from the countless journeys into Wonderland, but this time, in the nocturnal state of mind, you embraced the dark shrowd with the light.
At Nocturnal Wonderland, the night is in your hands…