Part 1 of my Pacific Festival review consisted of acts that performed during the day. Part 2 below consists of acts that performed at night.
After Calvin Harris got the party starting on the main stage, Steve Aoki continued the party with his bangers ranging from “Turbulence” to his stellar remix of “Pursuit of Happiness.” He had by far the greatest stage presence. Here’s my favorite song he did, his remix to Kid Cudi‘s “Pursuit of Happiness”.
After seeing Aoki, I scrambled over to see Aussie house duo Bag Raiders. They were one of the up-and-coming acts I was most excited to see. What I didn’t expect was that their sound would be so exceptional, not only with the instrumentals but the vocals as well. “Way Back Home” appeared to pump the crowd up the most as the duo both were banging on drums and the catchy chorus was hot and dope!
After Bag Raiders, we went back to the main stage to see Ghostland Observatory. If you’re looking for a group that not only sounds good but has amazing visual effects as well, look no further than Ghostland Observatory. While I don’t remember all the songs they performed, I won’t forget the amazing light show and lasers during their performance, which made their set pretty much amazing. Here’s my favorite song I heard from them live, “Midnight Voyage”.
Ghostland was a great pick me up act for west coast hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg. Even though we had to wait over 30 minutes for Snoop to get on stage, his performance was off the chain. Seriously Snoop Dogg is a legend and if you’re a fan of hip-hop, you must respect Snoop’s music, his swagger and his status. He played mostly his older tracks, which I personally loved and while there was a couple older tracks he didn’t play (“Deep Cover” and “Gz and Hustlers”), he still was great. Here’s video we got of his performance:
Lastly Australian act Cut Copy came to the stage as headliners of the festival. I was surprised as anybody why Snoop Dogg wasn’t the closer, but after seeing Cut Copy jam out with the energy they had, I left with a great appreciation for Pacific Festival and their scheduling. I enjoyed almost every song Cut Copy did and really absorbed the energy from lead vocalist Dan Whitford. Here’s my favorite song from Cut Copy, “Take Me Over”, just a great song for a road trip or any other adventure you embark on.
Review Post by Zach Siegal Eisman (BeforeTheBigs)