Now the crowd on the other hand: I suppose with Amsterdam being so close it could only escape the clutches of the bucket hat party shirt shuffle squad for so long…a total shit show last year.
Yes, 2016 was my last year going. Went in 2014 and it was amazing; festival was in its second year, tons of down to earth friendly Dutch people and other Europeans.
Each year I have been back it has become more & more of the same; the homogeneous Palace Crew and vintage Adidas & bucket hat crowd who are more worried about their insta stories and being seen at the dance than enjoying themselves and letting go. Less and less of a free spirited and mixed crowd. Kinda inevitable I guess, as you say the programming is just absolutely spot on, giving artists/DJs space to breathe with their performance rather than cramming hundreds of DJs in small slots like Dimensions does..
..so I'm off to Selectors this year. Figured a 2k capacity should retain some of that specialty, and the curation looks just as on point as Amsterdam. Hoping that it is less unspoiled - I guess we will see. Has anyone here been/is going?
Also gonna be going to this..! http://strangesoundsfrombeyond.com/festival/