Last Memorial Day weekend, the annual Lightning in a Bottle festival descended upon the rugged San Antonio Reservoir Recreation Area, in California’s Central Valley, treating attendees to four days of thoughtfully curated content from visual and interactive art, workshops, yoga, group meditations, and oh yeah… music. Artists such as Moby, Phantogram, Little Dragon, and more promised to add up to a crowd-pleasing weekend of awesomeness.
And that it certainly was. The Polish Ambassador and Gramatik got us off to a groovy start on the main Lightning Stage Friday evening with the perfect blend of jazzy electro-funk-hop. As the sun went down over the distant golden mountains, everybody was wearing their brightest smile and so many neon blinking lights the audience looked like a living, breathing NASA command center viewed through a kaleidoscope. Later, Moby threw down a high-energy big-beat electro-house DJ set that felt far more intense than his studio material would suggest he’s capable of, regularly stepping out from behind the decks to engage the crowd. Read More