Photos and story by: Joe Runge
After such a wonderfully exhausting experience like Euphoria it's hard to even remember everything that happened let alone write it all down. From the drive there through the whole 96 hours of festivities to the drive back it was an experience everyone in attendance will remember for a lifetime. Despite its ups and downs, Euphoria remains a standout event in the south.
Located at Carson Creek Ranch right on the Colorado River just outside of Austin, Texas, Euphoria Music and Camping Festival celebrated its 5th year with over 30,000 caring, like-minded music lovers. Beginning in 2012 as a one day event at Thunderhill raceway, Euphoria has evolved and blossomed into a cozy 4 day camping experience boasting some amenities you won't find at bigger festivals.
The lineup this year brought together a huge range of genres with over 60 artists all chosen for their "euphoric" sound including Dillon Francis, STS9, Above & Beyond, Bassnectar and Texas locals like Jay Fresh, Prismo, Crizzly, and Medasin. Whether you're interested in live music, funk, house, trance, or trap, Euphoria has something for you. With 3 fully optimized stages all highlighting different genres it was easy to stay with something you love all day or constantly discover something brand new.
Between the yoga, workshops, late night movies and the Silent Disco, the campers at Carson Creek Ranch had more than enough to keep them busy. The Silent Disco put on by HUSH Concerts was a great way to keep the party going until the early morning and a crowd favorite stage throughout the weekend. The yoga and workshops ran from around 10am to 3pm every day for those who wanted a break from music and a nice way to relax before the festival grounds opened.
In an industry where some experts are claiming the bubble is finally bursting for EDM, Euphoria has been able to weather the storm, and accelerate into hyperdrive with each subsequent installment. Can't wait to see what's next.
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