This past weekend couldn’t have been better. It had been a while since I attended a music festival, and now that ACL is just around the corner, the Cloak & Dagger Music Festival in Dallas was basically my sample before Austin City Limits Music Festival. It actually had a pretty good line up, and it was particularly interesting to listen to new musicians.
The line up looked something like this:
I know, right?! Be jealous.
Two different venues were used for this festival… not sure if this was a good or a bad thing. However, there was a pretty nice shuttle that drove around every 15 minutes to take you from one venue to the other. It had the vibe of a party bus.
I started at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill around 4 o’clock-ish. I had one or maybe two delicious frozen margaritas that I enjoyed with the amazing Dallas weather (it’s not always amazing) and listened to music I love. And there was just the right amount of people where it was easy to enjoy good music, socialize, dance and just have a couple of drinks.
Touch Sensitive, Christian Martin, and Treasure Fingers are some of the artists I saw at this venue. A pretty electric and good vibes type of atmosphere surrounded the evening. Definitely an awesome day to meet new people.
I left a little bit before Treasure Fingers finished his set to head over to Gas Monkey Live. XXYYXX was playing right after him but there was one other individual I had to see, A-trak. The EDM crew was playing at this big and more night-time type of venue. Not many people were there, but that’s why it was easy to dance the night away without bumping into anyone.
Basically everything was going as planned, and the night was just getting started. A-trak was closing that night, and I’ve always enjoyed A-trak’s shows. Other great artists that played before him were also dope, including Pomo, Branchez and Destructo. Each one of them had their own thing going on–very unique. And I really enjoyed Pomo’s performance… yes, I was that girl Shazaming in the crowd. Destructo’s pineapples scenery made me feel as if I was somewhere tropical like Hawaii.
In sum, the festival was great, and I hadn’t had that much fun in a while. It reminded of me of why I love the music scene so much. It’s always a good time when there’s good music playing and good people to share it with. Live shows are my antidote.