Wow. Just….wow. I have been looking forward to Osheaga day 3 ever since the schedule came out. I mean, how could I not be excited when Madeon, Wolfgang Gartner and Knife Party were slated to play back to back to back. I was, however, proceeding with trepidation due to the horrid weather forecast. Rain, rain and more rain. Oh, and some thunder showers too. After much debate, I manned up – if the show can go on, I certainly should be able to as well. Cue me running home after my grandmother’s 95th birthday party, throwing on a sundress and some flipflops, sunscreening myself and shoving anything and everything waterproof that I could find into my purse. How I managed to fit both a jacket and an umbrella in there simply defies all logic. Trust me, I was NOT about to miss these 3 acts. I. Meant. Business.
Initially, we were trying to make it in time to see Common, however, we are always fashionably late so that clearly did not happen. The sun came out and it was shaping up to be a gorgeous day, high fives all around! We finally made our way to the Pinkic Electronik stage and Buraka Som Sistema was on. Buraka Som Sistema is a Portuguese EDM group. Their music has this incredible tribal sound, all I wanted to do was take my sandals off and stomp around in the mud. Did I just say that? DISCLAIMER: I am not a videographer, I just wanted to take these mini videos so that you guys can see the great Osheaga vibes. Check out the AMAZING Buraka Som Sistema below!
Next up…MADEON!!! Despite 2 (yes…2) power failures, MADEON KILLED IT. He played the crowd so well and his sideswept hair had all the girls swooning. At the 0:09 second mark in the video below it starts POURING and it was incredible. Not only did the rain cool everyone down, but we all pretty much threw any remaining inhibitions out the window and raged on. Some on us mayyyyyyy have worn really long blue, plastic ponchos. Maybe. Definitely not me though.
Wolfgang dropped Breakin’ A Sweat, the crowd went WILD. Massive basslines, massive drops. Perfection. Wolfgang played so much Dubstep that I thought my head was going to burst open. It’s interesting to see Skrillex collaborate with Wolfgang Gartner on The Devil’s Den, especially after Wolfgang’s 2011 interview with Salacious Sound.
“Dubstep has not had any influence on me whatsoever in the slightest bit. I don’t listen to it, I don’t try and make it, I will never try and make it, and probably never listen to it. There are few people that are very good at making it and occasionally when they send me things I will sort of analyze them from a technical perspective…like Skrillex for example, “like holy shit, how does he do that”, but from a musical perspective, it doesn’t hit me. His music is amazing, but music to me is house music. There’s a reason everything is 128bpm, four-four-four-kick, I could never get into anything that wasn’t that.” (Salacious Sound)
Be that as it may, it is extremely important for artists to grow and adapt, which is just what WG did. He did an unbelievably amazing job last night. Keep crushing it!
Shrunken Heads…YESSSSSSS. This video is extra shaky because I was just too excited. Whoops!
Aaaaaaanddd finally…KNIFE PARTY!!! All I have to say is Internet Friends. Yes, it happened. You blocked me on Facebook and now….
And my last video for this post…KP dropping Rusko’s ‘Everyday’.
Overall, it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I’ve never partied in the rain before! In fact, I usually hide from it as if it would make me melt into a puddle. But no, not this time. I trudged through that mud and I OWNED looking like a mud monster. This very well may be representative of what I looked like when it was all said and done.