As told by Zebrina:
This was the biggest festival that Relentless Beats put on since before covid hit, and it was amazing, to say the least. The music and vibes were incredible, the food was delicious, and I had an amazing time with my best friend Sophia!!!
Friday Day 1, we got to Rawhide around 9:30 to grab our media passes and had no problems getting through security with our camelbaks/water backpacks(because they aren’t clear bags). Security said that it was a clear bag venue but we saw so many people with normal-sized backpacks and Fanny packs that weren’t see-through, but that was better for me because I brought my Fanny pack! Although both of our water backpacks started leaking before or during the show. We made it work!
The line wasn’t long to get in and we were instantly hearing Kayzo at Golden Gorge and his lasers were bright red and crazy. Totally captivated us as soon as we arrived. We watched and danced to the rest of Kayzo’s set and went on to watch a few more DJs including, Svdden Death, Virtual Riot, and Jauz!! The crowd in each show had high energy and I think everyone was just happy to be back in our EDM community. Sophia and I got super hungry so we figured we’d grab some tacos and chill out for a second. Those tacos were the best festival food I’ve ever had!!!
We finished the night off with Illenium. We saw Illenium at Decadence, but we were all the way in the back of the tent. This time, we were closer to the front! We had a great view of Illenium and his stage. The lasers were insane, and during “Sad Songs” vs “Good Things Fall Apart”, he shot off a huge confetti canon. That made me feel like I was flying. It was incredible! He even played a new song for us before we left for the night.
Sophia and I skipped out on Saturday due to health-related reasons but we were able to make it on Sunday for Day 3! Our intentions were to watch Zeds Dead B2B GriZ and to walk around to see all of the attractions and hangout spots. The three of those guys lit up the stage like no other. It was colorful, loud, and exciting. There were rainbow hues lighting up the entire stage and Griz brought his saxophone!!! He played for us and I appreciate that because I haven’t seen many people do that. When their set ended, I just wanted it to keep going all night.
We left the stage and made our way to find the roller rink because Sophia wanted to see what it was all about! By the time we got in there, the person at the door told us that we couldn’t rent skates anymore. It was only 10:00 at that point, but we just wanted to see what was going on! We’d never seen a roller rink or roller disco, at a festival! Very cool little addition to the mix. There were couch rooms to sit down in and plenty of quiet areas to chill. We ran into Leo, who is at almost every fest, I think. He’s an artist that allows us, as festival-goers, to paint on his paintings while we walk around. He was also selling his paintings and stickers!
All in all, I had a wonderful time at Goldrush this year and I can’t wait for next year! I hope Alison Wonderland is back! Sophia and I need to invest in new water backpacks, but that didn’t stop us from having an unforgettable time. There were a lot of people, but it was reasonably spaced out and I didn’t feel like I was being crushed by tall people! Thanks for a great weekend Relentless Beats and Evoltn!