What’s up, guys? This is Alpha Jack, I handle product marketing over at Emazing.
I’ve got to be honest, here. When Brian showed me the first prototype of the eCharge early in the year, I wasn’t sold. My glover brain immediately raised red flags when I saw this wired up contraption thingy for my hand.
But after putting it on and trading shows with the dudes in the office, I realized that despite my hesitations, this thing actually had a ton of potential. And now that it’s out, fully tested and developed, I know it does.
Don’t worry, we’ve got full video coverage of IGC coming soon, along with an event recap article, but for now I just wanted to share some amazing photos from our friend Jason Fenmore at Oh Dag Yo Photography.
This guy is a true professional, it takes skill to be able to tell stories through photo the way he does. I’m not sure if gloving has ever been shot so vividly.
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Consider this your insiders guide to attending IGC. Here’s what you need to know.
1. It’s going to be PACKED
… we asked ourselves this fine morning, gently stroking Teddy’s beard in unison.
Well, we ran an analysis to see exactly where this year’s IGC competitors were coming from, and the results were pretty inspiring. Check out this dope map!
In general, Insomniac does a great job of encouraging its attendees to be creative. Between kandi, totems, costumes, glow gear, and flow arts, it’s legitimately awesome that we can bring nearly anything we want out to rave.
With that said, I’m a glover, and at Nocturnal Wonderland this year we got the short end of the stick. Something needs to be said about the way we were treated.
Before I get into it, I have to state the obvious. LED Gloves are not allowed at Insomniac events. This policy has been in place since 2011. However, most of the time, security inside the event is lax about it. This set the stage for a particularly shocking Nocturnal experience that resulted in violence and corruption among security.
What’s up fellow face melters! I’m DJ/Producer Sinder and I’m back to give you the hottest gloving tracks of the week. I have two free songs for you that are both copyright approved, so can definitely upload light shows with them. The first one is a psy-trance track by Loutaa and the second is a glitch hop song by the long lost producer Okiru. Let’s get started.
When it comes to festivals I’m a total camping fiend. Hotels are for the weak! But I had never camped at a rave, so I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect at Nocturnal Wonderland. Luckily, being with the Facemelt Crew, it was pretty much impossible to have a bad time.
What’s up people of the internet! This is DJ Sinder, a.k.a [PLL] Mirage coming at you with some of my favorite gloving tracks of the week. As your new DJ for BOSS, FNL, IGC and pretty much anything gloving related, I’m here to help you all evolve your concepts and style with weekly #SoundsOfSinder: new songs from all different genres of dance, every week.
These songs will always be pre-approved for Facebook, so after you listen to these glover jams, go record a show and post it up with confidence! Use the hashtag #SoundsOfSinder in the lounge for a chance to be featured in next week’s article.
Even though all competitor spots are filled, spectator tickets are on sale right here, right now for only $10.
Why come to IGC if I can’t compete?
Firstly, that’s silly. Just because tickets are sold out doesn’t mean you can’t compete. You just need to get on our waiting list and show up early on the day of the event. To get on the list, you must purchase a spectator ticket first. So there you go!
Secondly, even if you can’t compete, this IGC is literally going to be ridiculous. We’re bringing back all of your favorite events and workshops from last year and stewing up some crazy new stuff, too.
Following the deaths of two teenage girls at HARD Summer this month, Live Nation cancelled Sept. 10’s HARD Fest A Night at the Fairplex and significantly scaled back Halloween’s HARD Day of the Dead.
On Aug 1, HARD Summer saw 18-year-old Tracy Nguyen and 19-year-old Katie Dix die of suspected ecstasy overdoses. Autopsy results have not yet come in. Following this, LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis proposed that the county ban EDM events entirely.