Nocturnal Wonderland: Our Recap From A to Z
Oliver Scherillo / OC Weely Nocturnal Wonderland
Sept 22 - 23, 2012
NOS Events Center
Over the weekend the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino was transformed into a magical Alice and Wonderland electronic dance music themed festival filled with five different stages, interactive art installations, pyrotechnics, themed performers and thousands of EDM fans dressed the part. Giving Disneyland a run for it's money, Insomniac Events created Nocturnal Wonderland for it's 17th annual journey down the rabbit hole and we are breaking down the two day event from A-Z with the good, the bad and the plain bad ass!
A - is for Axwell who rocked the shit out of the Labyrinth Main Stage closing out Friday night. With mash-ups like ASOL and Dyro's "Top of the World" vs. Wippenberg's "Pony" vs. Tommy Trash's remix of Aston Shuffle's "Won't Get Lost" the stage was in full rage mode. Though we heard Sebastian Ingrosso's set was pretty similar we give it up to the Swedes for knowing how get a party dancing and producing some of the sickest tracks of the season like "Greyhound" and "Don't You Worry Child."
Oliver Scherillo / OC Weely 12th Planet at the Sunken Garden
B - is for Bass, and we wish it was for good reasons. The sound systems were noticeably missing lots of bass and we hear it was due to noise complaints from the neighbors and new city regulations. Though the main stage could have been turned up a notch the Sunken Garden hosted by Bassrush filled most of our heart pounding drop desires with sets from the always incredible 12th Planet and legendary Andy C.