CRSSD Festival Shines
The third annual CRSSD Fest went off without a hitch in sun soaked San Diego. This sold out event brought together 15,000 music loving attendees to the Waterfront Park in Downtown San Diego and the vibes were nothing short of amazing. Featuring the San Diego Bay on one side, the city on the other, and the sunshine that filled the sky, the crowd couldn’t help but smile.
Day one started off just right at The Palms stage. With flourishing palm trees and plants surrounding the artists, it was the perfect fit for San Diego’s very own Colour Vision. With his tropical house and disco sound he set the mood just right for this two day extravaganza. Other DJs such as Lee K (who performed at the last CRSSD this past fall), Rezz, Bondax, and Skylar Spence AKA Saint Pepsi, got the crowd shuffling. Los Angeles-based duo Poolside had their fans dancing in the fountains, feeling like they were actually poolside with their groovy daytime disco. Ryan Hemsworth and his fans got to experience the beautiful blue daytime sky turn into a mesh of pinks and purples reflecting off those fine SoCal clouds. What backdrop for the Ocean View stage. Ben UFO and Swedish DJ Cirez D (aka Pryda) ended the night at City Steps stage both playing two-hour extended sets. Jamie Jones closed out The Palms stage with his deep techno house. Headliners Odesza had the crowd happily dancing in the mist with their feel good drum and bass and their incredible visuals. Everyone was more than happy with the ending of day one and couldn’t wait to do it all again!
Due to local weather forecasts predicting rain, festival goers were dreading day two would be cut short. But the sun peaked through the clouds and didn’t let CRSSD fest down. Tijuana and San Diego-based DJs Alex Wax & Fourzan were happy to start day two off at the City Steps stage. One thing that the crowd was going nuts for at The Palms stage was the back-to-back DJ sets. Gorgon City DJ (who played main stage later that night with live band) played B2B Kidnap Kid. Throughout the day while walking from stage to stage people flooded the local craft beer tent. With various types of craft beer everyone was happy. CRSSD also had a mixology program, which included cocktails specially made for the festival.
As the sun was setting Tycho played their first show of 2016 with a live band! After that wonderful set fans headed over to the City Steps stage to see Loco Dice. As day two was winding down, the mastermind behind Dirtybird Campout, Claude Vonstroke, gave fans what they’ve been waiting for all weekend at The Palms stage. Chet Faker closed CRSSD fest out on the main stage. He opened with his live band then transitioned to his DJ set. It’s safe to say the crowd was begging for more.
Overall this two day gathering filled with funky beats, sunshine, and friends was a huge success! Attendees were more than satisfied and are hoping to get CRSSD next spring!