Two years ago Crssd Fest burst onto the festival scene with a killer line up and an even better venue. For those who aren’t familiar with Crssd Fest, it is a festival thrown by Fngrs Crssd in the middle of beautiful Downtown San Diego. From the backdrop of skyscrapers, boats in the pier and the occasional landing airplane Crssd Fest makes for one aesthetically pleasing festival. Aesthetics aside, we were there for the music, and once again Fngrs Crssd didn’t disappoint
After an insane first day featuring the likes of Amtrac, Justin Martin, Lane 8 and many others we were ready for itching for Sunday to come around. Getting to the venue early we were able to catch Wingtip’s brand of tropical house. The vibes were definitely on point as we strolled into the festival and were greeted by Crssd’s iconic Palms stage. After Wingtip was supposed to be Latmun, but due to unfortunate circumstances he couldn’t make it. However, Chris Lake and his style of Deep House was able to step up and fill the void. After Chris Lake threw down it was Louis Futon’s turn to get the palms stage going, and going it got as not a single booty wasn’t shaking on the dance floor.
It was at this point in the day that the Sun decided it was done for the day and the rain and clouds took over. As the rain came down everyone began to run for the cover of the Palms and City Steps. With the rain coming down in bunches the dance floor got super intimate and the cluster of body heat made sure the dance floor was the place to be, even if the dye from the umbrellas at the palms were staining the smiling wet faces of everyone in the crowd.
The rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the attendees though, as more and more people flooded into the park as the day went on. There were even some adventurous souls still dancing in the fountains during the peak of the rain that day. Eventually the rain subsided, but that wasn’t before a magical live performance from Dusky, that convinced everyone who saw it that they had the power to control the weather, as it reacted symbiotically to their set.
We closed out our night at the City Steps with an insane techno party featuring Seth Troxler and Eats Everything. The duo had everyone moving as they layered beat upon beat to the amusement of the dancing crowd. Capping off our night was none other than Papa Claude, however we took a quick break to see Flume play tennis courts before we went back to the master of Dirtybird. With the Palms, and city behind him lit up in lights, Claude turned the stage into his personal birdhouse stage. You can catch the entirety of his set here
It’s been two years since Crssd Fest began spring 2015 and it has well established itself as a high quality festival rain or shine. You can catch Crssd Fest again later this year in October.
-Written by Liberty Belle Vedel