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Electric Forest 2017: Returning Home For Weekend 1

by marisamae95on July 6, 2017
Between the exhaustion of working extra hours to save up the money, the stress of getting tickets, the anxiousness of waiting months, and the excitement of getting their wristband in the mail, thousands of people from all across the world felt the relief and happiness of arriving at Electric Forest! I have gone to Electric […]

WHAT?! A Word on Ear Protection

by Ashley Eyeson July 1, 2017
All live music lovers, and especially the speaker huggers in the EDM scene: listen up! Assaulting your fragile eardrums with high decibel sound on a regular basis could be costing you your hearing. Honestly…it doesn’t even need to be on a regular basis to do irreparable damage. If developing tinnitus (buzzing or ringing in the […]

Metallica Delivers Super Charged Performance

by David Gagnonon June 26, 2017
It’s been almost 8 years since Metallica came to Chicago headlining their own tour, and they did not disappoint. In front of a sold-out Soldier Field, Metallica proved that they are still here and just as relevant as the day they were formed. Like most of their shows, the band opened with ‘The Ecstasy of […]

Electric Forest Beyond The Music: Installations, Artists and More

by meganetarteron June 23, 2017
The main attraction of most music festivals is the actual music, but at Electric Forest there’s more than just music to enchant festival goers. Sure, Electric Forest always has an amazing line-up with killer headliners and undercard artists and bands, but the Forest would be nothing without the extraordinary art installations, live artists and other […]

Tips for Electric Forest Newbies from a Former Forester

by Ashley Eyeson June 22, 2017
Back in 2014, my (then) future boyfriend, three friends and I drove 1,925 miles from Tempe, Arizona to Rothbury, Michigan. Here, at the Double JJ, Electric Forest made a very permanent imprint on my heart and mind. Here are a few things I wish someone had told my naive self back then. If you’re just tryna […]

Get Down to Some Josh Brown

by Ashley Eyeson June 18, 2017
Are you sick of all the watered down electronic music being pushed out in an attempt to draw in the masses? Have you been feeling fed up with unimaginative tracks that lack any semblance of true art? Let Josh Brown be the cure to your EDM blues! Dripping in originality, spunk, and (of course) lots of […]