Walking in to Oakland’s Oracle Arena for Sensation Ocean of White felt like arriving at an underwater gala: the guests were clad in white, the air buzzed with a light chatter, and the blue-tinted room was overrun with elegant, ocean-oriented decorations. Gargantuan jellyfish circled the room, while LED panels projected seaweed prints across the walls. There was a sense of sophistication evident in the design, from the spiral staircase surrounding the stage, to the double catwalks extending outwards from the massive centerpiece.
Beyond Wonderland Bay Area returns for its second year, moves to Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheater
For the second year, Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland brand will be returning to the Bay Area. This time, however, Pasquale has moved the festival from Oakland down to the peninsula’s Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. The festival will also increase from a one to two day event on Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th. Shoreline has played host to a number of other dance-focused events, including Identity Fest and I Love This City. No official word on why this change occurred, but we think it may have something to do with the thousands of noise complaints Oakland area police received during 2012′s event at the Oakland Coliseum. Shoreline Amphitheater, surrounded only by public parks and office buildings, will present less of an issue. The event is 18+ and tickets start at a reasonable $80 for a 2-day pass.
Boys Noize is on tour in North America for the rest of the year in support of his newest release and highly anticipated album, Out of the Black. Dancing Astronaut is excited for the opportunity to provide our NorCal readers 2 pairs of VIP admission to the show at Fox Theater on 12/14/2012. Winners will receive VIP wristbands to the roped off Friends & Family’s section near the soundboard for a more-than-intimate show. Winners will be chosen 12/10/2012. Make sure to check your inboxes!
Tickets can be purchased here.
Note: This is an All Ages show. Doors will open at 7 PM with the show starting at 8 PM.