Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland Bay Area electrified the sky over Mountain View, California this past weekend. Nearly 20,000 attendees, near and far, traveled to experience this once a year event down the rabbit hole. This is the third Beyond Wonderland that Insomniac has brought in the Bay area, the first being in 2012. Major DJ’s such as trance beloved, Above & Beyond, on Saturday night and San Francisco’s own Kaskade, closing out the event, astounded the crowd.
For most attendees, this was their first real experience of a massive event and it sure did not disappoint. Insomniac is known for their visual effects from lasers to numerous iconic statues for their main stages. This was the second year they brought back the smoking hookah caterpillar from the infamous Alice in Wonderland theme. There were two supporting stages, Mad Hatter’s Castle and Cheshire Woods, the supported DJ’s such as DJ Snake, 12th Planet and Cedric Gervais. Each DJ bringing their own spin and mixes to the bay.
Fortunately, I was able to attend this years beyond wonderland as well as the past two, and let me just say that this year was by far the best. I also was able to see my favorite duo, Krewella, who are well known for their first single ‘Alive’ back in 2012. The amount of energy brought to this event by the crowd was unlike any other. People came with totems, kandi to trade, and most importantlu amazing vibes to spread.
If you were not able to attend this event listen to a few sets from Borgeous, Carnage and Showtek’s set from each night!