The Killers rocking out at Lost Lake Music Festival
From Oct. 20th to the 22nd Phoenix hosted its new music festival Lost Lake. I bought my ticket as soon as I saw Chance the Rapper was headlining. Little did I know how amazing the Lost Lake experience would turn out to be.
The variety of musicians made sure everyone, no matter what music you enjoy, would have something to listen to. At any point during my three day visit there was always someone I wanted to see. Every genre was in attendance, from a tribute to The Beatles featuring The Dap Kings, to DJ sets performed by Lil Jon.
Visually the stages were stunning. Gigantic tapestries with designs inspired by local native American styles, live fireworks lighting up the night, and light shows that truly brought the artist’s performances to life.
The venue of Steele Indian School Park was decorated to celebrate desert lifestyle. The lake at the center of the park was rigged with flowers that would shoot gouts of flame into the air. Each night the lake would light up in a musical pyrotechnic performance celebrating the end of the day
Artists all around the park paint the faces of fans who wanted to add a little flair to their costumes.
I was disappointed by the food and refreshments the festival offered. Organizers advertised local artisanal food but neglected to mention the price hikes fans would have to deal with. Most of the meals came in small portions or were just not very appetizing.
Another problem future attendees should consider is that the early performances, from about noon to 6 p.m., are hot. The combination of Arizona sun and crowded environments is a huge drawback. As any good desert resident knows, always have water.
The festival was a hit for me. Despite the problems I mentioned, I had an amazing time experiencing the festival’s culture and people. Superfly, the company that puts on the festival, has so far not confirmed a Lost Lake 2 but as soon as they do I plan on being in line for a ticket.