Well, it’s something.
I haven’t been to EF in years. And every year I see the line-up, and pick out which artists I’d want to go see, and which artists I would want to avoid at all costs. And each year I remember that the forest is awesome, that 1/4 of the lineup is AWESOME and the other 3/4 of the lineup is good, but happens to be a genre that I’m not going to go out of my way to see live (I’m more of a sit-n-sip festival goer, not the rage kind.) While I like the idea of having a balance of totally different genres at one festival, like SCI and Bassnectar together, having seen it in practice makes me feel old and inflexible because I’m just not that into it.
But each year their lineup announcement kicks my FOMO into high gear. This year is no exception. Electric Forest is a rite of passage that I already went through, kind of like going to one of those Color Runs or Life in Color shows, but way cooler.
Check out the official release here. But the video’s where it’s at.