Photo: Felicia Garcia
Wow. What a weekend. CRSSD Festival Fall 2019 was a success in so many aspects across the board. The comfortable, slightly cool weather set the tone for its attendees, and the event itself was incredibly organized. CRSSD Fest certainly did not disappoint for its ten-year anniversary.
Saturday was exceptionally less crowded than Sunday crowd-wise. However, this was the most crowded I have EVER seen CRSSD on either day. Attendees dressed for the occasion, with animal print attire being the most popular design of choice. There wasn’t a single moment where someone wasn’t dancing – be it in the fountains, under the umbrellas of The Palms stage or out in the open by the water stations.
The vibes overall were unbeatable. Attendees were, from what I could tell, exceptionally kind to one another. There was little to no pushing or shoving in the crowds at all. Additionally, the security line to get into the venue was moving at a steady pace, and did not take an unreasonable time at all.
To no surprise, the food and beverage selection at CRSSD was superb. The lines certainly got crowded, but were worth the wait. Yes, drinks were slightly pricey. But this is to be expected at festivals.
The musical variety this weekend was incredibly impressive. Although CRSSD stuck to its super housey core roots for the most part, it allowed room for experimentation from different groups and artists like Yung Bae, Portugal. The Man, Masego – to name a few. It truly felt like there was something for every taste. A few times, I found myself walking up onto a set I had zero expectations about, and I was blown away. Kaskade‘s REDUX set was something super special, and a performance that will stick with me for a long time. The prime-time sunset, the visuals on the stage, the effortless blend of tunes old and new – all made for an unforgettable moment. Amelie Lens, FISHER, Polo and Pan, Green Velvet… the list goes on. What a special year for CRSSD Festival 2019 on their ten-year anniversary.
All In All
All in all, I would recommend this festival to everyone and anyone. Regardless of whether or not the style of music is up your alley, the wholesome, vibey atmosphere speaks for itself. I do not think I stopped dancing for one moment the entire weekend. I was surrounded by great friends, friendly staff, bomb food and a classic, picture-perfect San Diego sunset. What could be better? See you in the Spring, CRSSD Festival.
Please enjoy some of these additional press shots that were taken by extremely talented CRSSD Festival photographers Felicia Garcia, Quinn Tucker, Gina Joy and Kirby Gladstein.