DA’s Best of 2012 (so far), #4: Sensation comes to America
Now that we’ve reached the halfway point of 2012, we thought it would be fun to highlight some of the best and worst moments of the year so far. This week we’re bringing you five of the highlights, while next week we’ll be bringing you some of the lowlights. Let us know what you think in the comments — we’re nothing without you.
Despite the insane quantity of festivals that have sprung up in North America since the full-on dance music craze kicked in, it’s impossible to deny that many of them amount to little more than big sound systems, big name DJs, and lots of people wearing rave gear. That’s why we’re so excited that Sensation — one of the most famous electronic music parties on the planet — is finally coming to the United States.
When Sensation touches down in America, it will change the live music experience as we know it. There was a time when Americans gawked at YouTube videos of Sensation and drooled on their keyboards over the dance music fantasy, but now, dreams will come true. The bar will be raised for the EDCs and Ultras of the world once ID&T brings the infamous production of Innerspace to Brooklyn. The all-white event will instantly become the leader in festival experiences which will push event promoters nation wide to improve where they have been cutting corners.
We were once all amazed the first time we saw fireworks or pyrotechnics, but those tricks are getting old. Sensation’s shock value will far surpass anything we’ve seen with production tactics that had only existed in your imagination. Sure we must wait until October, but the announcement alone was great anough to make its way to our best of 2012.