Boo! Ghouls and Bass at South Side Ballroom
The long work week that kicked everyone’s ass is finally over. The time cards have been updated, the pre-gaming has begun, and the Dallas-Fort Worth nightlife begins to take formation. Sprawling across 13 counties, DFW has numerous options to forget the work week. For some, this weekend brought an escape to the ghoulish world of Boo! Dallas, presented by Insomniac Events and C3 Concerts.
This is the second time the two entertainment creators linked up in Big D. Earlier in February of this year, the two hosted Crush Dallas. That event took place at South Side Ballroom. It seems Insomniac is increasing their presence in Texas, as they recently announced Middlelands, a new festival in Texas, coming May 2017.
Gilley’s Dallas, home of South Side Ballroom, is a multi-venue facility on Lamar Avenue just south of downtown Dallas. The lofts next door display the iconic South Side sign that can be seen from each interstate that wraps around downtown, as it displays a breathtaking view of the Dallas skyline.
A family that raves together…
Entering the venue the sounds and vibrations of bass bent around the corner as I could feel it within the bones of my body. Walking straight ahead I see the merch tent but as I round the corner I was greeted by an enormous Skull. This thing was hovering above the DJ booth and glowing; quite trippy with a nice Halloween themed touch. The Friday lineup included Baauer, G Jones, Unlike Pluto, Bro Safari, and ZEDS DEAD. Saturday Big Gigantic, Meaux Green, Pantyraid, Party Favor, and Snails turned South Side into a dubstep and bass revival.
Walking around and meeting fellow ravers is my favorite thing to experience a shows. As usual, I found the flow artists at the back of the venue creating amazing visuals and showing off their damn good tutting skills. I’ve always been mesmerized by the creativity and skills it takes to master gloving, poi or hooping. Along my stroll I met a young man who goes by Erock. This kid hooked me up with a dope light show. Gotta admire the skills.
Boo! Dallas delivered a two day escape without leaving the city. That’s a win for Dallas as the entertainment dollar can only stretch so far and attendees were treated to a festival experience in their own backyard. With the duo of Insomniac and C3 knocking out holiday themed events, could we see another holiday themed event in Dallas?