After taking a week to properly recover from what is now one of my favorite weekends of the year, I wanted to do a quick recap of why CRSSD Festival has become a "must go to" event of the year. Owned by Goldenvoice and run by FNGRS CRSSD, the San Diego "boutique festie" held about 15,000 attendies both Saturday and Sunday. The grounds were in a prime location, just off the marina and nestled in between the water and the city. The event site was beautiful and the doors and hospitality were run in a very professional manner... I mean, thats what you get when the production team throws Coachella every year. And thats exactly what this weekend felt like, a less stressful Coachella pre-game.
Besides the beautiful scenery and the good food and beer, the lineup itself was worth the 3 hour drive South. With acts like Maceo Plex, James Murphy, Hot Natured, Justin Martin, Danny Daze, Jamie Jones b2b Seth Troxler and our very own RT resident Matt Ossentjuk, you were certain to catch a legendary set at one of the three stages at any given time.
In addition to the festival, Fingers Crssd went one step further and curated a solid list of after party options, which included a Pete Tong boat party and a Damian Lazarus show at Bang Bang. All in all, we have to tip our hats to the people who made it happen, and we can't wait to see who they book for the next one. See you at Coachella.
Photo Cred: Lost on Mars.
Jamie Jone B2b Seth Troxler.Bixel Boys B2b Viceroy.