Recap Decadence Arizona with Festival Addict Jack Ryan!
Relentless Beats and Global Dance brought the bass into New Year at Raw Hide Event Center in Chandler Arizona with their latest installment of Decadence Arizona. Thomas Turner, the president of Relentless Beats reached out to his friends and fans via a Facebook poll to pinpoint the most important improvements festival attendees would like to see at Decadence 2019. Thomas and his team not only listened to requests, but they went above and beyond expectations creating 3 unique stages and reducing ticket sales by thousands to reduce overcrowding
The step-up and stage design of The Grand Pavilion was where voices and opinions were heard the loudest. An open entry / exit concept tent allowed everyone the ease of access to all parts of the stage. However, let’s be real, the lineup was where Relentless Beats and Global Dance implemented the biggest effort to make sure everyone had the best experience possible going into 2020. Special acts like Illenium (Ascend Live ), Griztronrics (Griz B2B Subtronics), and Zeds Dead launched everyone into the New Year with permanent bassfaces: setting the tone for future festivals to come in 2020.
The VIP and Platinum VIP areas allowed for a much more intimate vibe for those who wanted an experience that was a little more comfortable. Having an elevated Platinum VIP platform directly adjacent and on level to the DJ booth provided an unforgettable view. LED screens and lasers could be seen from any position in the crowd which made the entire tent feel like the front row. Temporary metal and plastic walkways connected all stages which helped create clean and safe navigation in the dark. The newest addition to Decadence Arizona was the Weird and Wonderful Presents: The PlayHouse. A 3-Channel silent disco with special guests Decadon, ATLAST, QLANK, along with countless other amazing DJ’s and local talent. Each channel had a different genre of music playing, providing everyone with something they could get down to.
When the 2019 Decadence map was released, fans were skeptical about how well the Royal Circus stage and silent disco could coincide in the same warehouse, however, the high-quality headphones and separated areas proved to be very functional without any major noise bleeding. Alongside the silent disco was a Titos Vodka lounge with a train car providing a chill escape from the music. The overall experience and layout were much improved. Thank you Relentless Beats and Global Dance for once again giving the festivalists of Arizona two days to be whoever they want to be. 2019 did it bigger than ever, and we’re excited to see what this event will bring in 2020!
We’ll see you then!
This article was written by Festival Addict Jack Ryan. When he’s not getting down to house music or shuffling accross the venue, you can follow his adventures online on Instagram at @JacktheAceRyan