If you are a fairly typical human, you’ ve most likely become aware of Coachella. (The word in itself simply rolls off your tongue!) And if you’ re into the music/festival scene, you more than likely understand Coachella as one of the larger celebrations on the West Coast, including huge name artists, star guests, incredible food, art setups, the huge Ferris Wheel, and, obviously, Cali vibes.
But a couple of weeks back, I went to KAABOO , a more recent music celebration in Del Mar (about 20 miles north of San Diego) that I believe might provide Coachella a run for its loan. Found on the Del Mar racetrack, KAABOO includes a diverse range of music, state-of-the-art suppliers, awesome art shows (consisting of live ones!), environment-friendly outside areas, quality restrooms, a lot of phases, outside and indoor dancing locations, and ‘ chill ’ zones.
KAABOO is not your common music celebration ; in reality, it’ s not truly a ‘ celebration ’ at all.
As specified on their site,
“ We ’ re a brand-new type of home entertainment and arts experience created around convenience, quality and great times. ”
And that was precisely my experience. Fresh, spunky, earth-friendly, tidy, and enjoyable, here are 6 reasons that KAABOO simply may be SoCal’ s brand-new Coachella.
1. The place is on point.
Not too huge, not too little, KAABOO periods the length of the Del Mar race course, making the most of the mix of turf/concrete while supplying terrific areas for outside dancing, indoor partying, and (possibly most importantly!) flushable, non-port-a-potty restrooms!
The design of the location puts the 2 primary phases on opposite ends, enabling traffic to stream naturally, while offering sufficient space for guests to change in between acts without all grating about in the very same location. The smaller sized phases are expanded enough so that the music isn’ t bleeding from one location to another, and the suppliers are sprayed throughout so that no matter where you are, you can get exactly what you require.
2. The facilities are exceptionally easy to use.
Okay, prior to I go on another tangent about the remarkable restrooms (since think me, till you’ ve done your service in a questionable port-a-potty where 236597235 others have actually been, you’ ll never ever comprehend the high-end of a real, flushable, typical toilet at a celebration), I simply wish to speak with the general attendee-friendly centers. There were stations for (complimentary!) sun block, emergency treatment, (totally free!) water, phone charging, and so on all in regular and easy-to-reach locations around the celebration. There was likewise simply an ease of gain access to in between various locations, suppliers, and phases for a general enjoyable experience.
3. There’ s more than simply music.
KAABOO uses an which implies you’ re not simply paying attention to artists/performers/DJs, you’ re likewise viewing a chef produce a meal, you’ re purchasing a hand-made flower crown, you’ re getting your hair done by Paul Mitchell trainees, you’ re taking pleasure in a massage in between sets, you’ re checking out the art gallery, you’ re enjoying an artist paint a huge mural right in front of your eyes– the possibilities are limitless.
4. The food alternatives are impressive.
I’ m a food lover. You ’ ll see me standing in line throughout a break in sets to get a bite of something strange, brand-new, enjoyable, or ‘ festival-y ’ even if. And KAABOO 2017 did not dissatisfy. From the vegetarian alternatives to the bacon mac and cheese to the range of beers, I didn’ t consume a single thing Ididn ’ t like.
My preferred, without a doubt, was the acai used by Sambazon — ‘ natural, reasonable trade, made with GMO totally free components, wild gathered, sustainably sourced in the Brazilian Amazon. ’ How amazing is that? By far, among the very best, most natural acai bowls I’ ve ever had.
5. The art will surprise you.
Music celebrations have actually been everything about art recently– including big sculptures all over the premises, cool exhibitions or locations, getting participants included (like the string of balloons at Coachella). KAABOO was no various, however in my viewpoint, it might even have actually gone an action above.
Not just existed art anywhere you looked– a gallery, strolling models/figures covered in mirrors, and one-story paintings– however art was likewise being developed right in front of you.
One of the most impactful parts of my experience at KAABOO was having the ability to view, over the period of the 3 days, how an artist began with a blank canvas and after that produced a work of art. A few of the art was really awesome– making you stop, believe, concern, and soak everything in.
6. You’ re really experiencing celebration culture in interesting and brand-new methods.
Whether you invest the 3 days sweeping throughout little and huge phases, breathing in the noises and smells, roaming through the galleries, consuming your method through the tasty suppliers, shaking your booty with the late-night DJs, or rocking out (silently!) at the quiet disco, KAABOO was an experience beyond a ‘ typical ’ celebration.
Taking comparable styles of quiet raving and ‘ chill ’ zones from Coachella and embodying them in brand-new methods, KAABOO produced a celebration that wasn’ t almost music, however about whatever around you.
From the vibes to the eats/drinks to the flexibility, I’d state KAABOO Del Mar may be providing some huge name celebrations on the West Coast a run for their cash.
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