As the debut edition of CRSSD Festival in San Diego approaches, the event's organizers have put the final updates on its website - one of which elicited outcry from much of the EDM community. Under the "Heavily Discouraged" heading on the website's info page, "Rave attire" is the first bullet.
"No furry boots. No pacifiers. Some kandi is OK, but anything overboard will be turned away," a sub-bullet reads. "Please use your judgement - this is a festival, not a rave." In a juxtaposition that could be construed as flat-out sarcasm, the very next bullet is "Bad attitudes."
CRSSD Festival, which has already been lauded as a "smaller, cooler Coachella" despite having yet to take place, is by no means the first to deliberately distance itself from rave culture. Even though industry-leading events like Insomniac's Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas encourage attendees to wear costumes, Diplo made headlines last summer for banning kandi at the Mad Decent Block Party events.
CRSSD Festival takes place on March 13-14 at Waterfront Park off the Pacific Highway in San Diego, CA. The roster includes artists like Chromeo, Empire of the Sun, and Flight Facilities spread across three stages.
Photo credit: CRSSDFest.com
[H/T: Dancing Astronaut]