Reno Post Burning Man
After going to the Decompression Chamber (Burning Man after party), I have decided that nothing will get in my way of attending the actual festival next year. As soon as I pulled into the Grand Sierra parking lot you could tell it was not going to be a run of the mill concert.
There was an area sectioned off for the hundreds of dirty RV’s, vans, and art cars that recreated the playa right in the hotel parking lot. Before the show I checked out the pool party which featured smaller local DJ’s and a crowd that was as eclectic as the vehicles parked outside. It was great meeting so many people willing to share their experience and it made me realize Burning Man is unlike other festivals in how passionate people are about the whole experience. In fact I’d be willing to say it’s a lifestyle. After the pool party everybody packed into the theater, which was sold out, to enjoy opening sets by Illesha and Opiuo. The glitch hop that both openers played was mellow but bass heavy amping everyone up for the blaring saxophone that Big Gigantic would start their set with. While most DJ’s just mix popular hits from the edm scene Big Gigantic mix a lot of tracks that they produce and do it with live drums and saxophone. The crowd got down to songs from their first album such as “Shine” and went crazy when they played their most recent mix of “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to close out the show. After the venue cleared out the Grand Sierra continued to rage both on the casino floor and at the after party. The vibes of the crowd that continued to party after a whole week of antics in the desert and continued into the after-after party. In fact that was just the first night of the Decompression. If that doesn’t sum up the kind of experience that Burning Man is then I guess you should just join me at the burn next year.
Check out Big Gigantic’s new mix of Can’t Hold Us