By jviannaleite | September 4th, 2012
This was my third year in a row attending the crazy ass Zoo! I was astounded to see how packed the place was; attendance this year hit 110,000 for the three days combined, which is about 30,000 more than last year. Amazing. The neon was still very much running rampant (but not on me, I promise) as well as a few fairies here and there.
The event had four stages continuously blasting with sound and the LED displays were INSANE this year! Some tents boasted custom-made 3-D LED displays and mirrors to shower the dancing attendees with lasers to match the beats. All together, the grounds had 900 linear feet of LED panels, 850 automated light fixtures and 12 35-watt lasers, all powered by bio-diesel generators to minimize emissions into the ozone. Well done Made Event!
The kicker was the rocketship which raised Skrillex high above the main stage during his set, putting him on his own pedestal as King Of Dubstep. He closed out the festival on Sunday night, making us all feel like we were on another planet.
Many big names appeared this year, as usual, allowing us all to lose ourselves in the music for the weekend. Below were my 3 favorite acts at Electric Zoo — sadly I could not be at all stages to see all the acts, but the ones I did see fully satisfied my EDM craving beyond belief!
Also be sure to check out my roundup of most anticipated acts from this year’s festival here!