Live 105′s Spookfest RecapOctober 30th, 2012 ⋅ Events ⋅ by lsaldana
After a one year hiatus, San Francisco’s biggest Halloween party ,Spookfest, is back and better than ever! Hosted by SF’s local radio station Live 105, this years show was held at the Oracle Arena, which just recently played host to Insomniac’s inaugural Beyond Wonderland Bay Area. This years lineup icluded edm icons Calvin Harris, Benny Benassi, R3hab, Datsik, and Burns as well as local djs’ Aaaron Axelson and Miles The Dj
The massive venue featured one stage equiped with an array of lasers, fog machines, dancers, confetti, and the world’s biggest djs.As Benny Benassi got on deck thousands of costume-clad concert goers packed the arena floor and seats to what seemed like full capacity. Benassi blew the crowd away with his smash hit “Beautiful People,” as well as Laidback Luke‘s remix of the crowd favorite “Cinema.” Dirty Dutch legend R3hab was next and brought the chainsaw madness to the bay area venue dropping Nervo’s new track “Turn Up The Love,” as well as one of his classic Dutch House tracks “Pump the Party.” By the time R3hab’s set wrapped up the crowd was eager for a change of pace and Datsik was happy to oblige. Datsik’s arsenal of trap and dubstep tracks included a mash up of “California Love” and Skrillex’s ”Goin In” as well as the trap masterpiece ETC!ETC! & Brillz ”Swoop.”
Chants for Calvin Harris became increaslingy louder as Datsik’s set came to an end and after a quick break between sets the Scotland native was on deck accompanied by the joyous screams of 10,000 + festival goers. Paired along some amazing visuals Calvin opened his set with a masup of his beloved track “I’m Not Alone,” and Hardwell’s “Spaceman.” “Awooga” and a mash up of “Flashback,” and Sebastian Ingrosso’s ”Reload” were the highlights of his set for me and seemed to gauge the best crowd reactions. As Calvin’s set winded down he closed the the Halloween extravaganza with his ever popular collab with Ne-Yo “Lets Go.” Thousands of concert goers unanimously sang along; Fog machines blarred full force while confetti rained down, this years Spookfest was a Halloween party that truely can’t be beat.
- Photos by Chromat Media for Digi10ve