COVID-19 is like a disposable camera—it has no place in modern society, but it conjures nostalgic memories of old. iPhones are to disposable cameras what COVID-19 is to live music. The only difference, however, is that live music will eventually return.
Until that happens, though, we can only look at the past through rose colored glasses and hope the hues don't fade. To that end, a number of electronic music artists and labels have taken to social media in recent weeks to share old videos of intoxicating concert moments that are crystallized in time as mementos of a once-vibrant EDM zeitgest. However, these little vignettes should be emblematic not of a culture lost, but a culture with a stormproof foundation ready to be reborn.
Here are 10 glorious pre-pandemic EDM concert moments for the nostalgic.
Armin van Buuren
Aly & Fila
Flume, Kaytranada, The Chemical Brothers, More to Play Goldenvoice's New San Francisco Festival, Portola
The two-day festival will also feature sets from James Blake, Arca, Peggy Gou, M.I.A, Four Tet, PinkPantheress, DJ Shadow, and more.
Dillon Francis Debuts Long-Awaited Collaboration with ILLENIUM
The two artists have been teasing the unreleased track for over a year.
Kx5 (deadmau5 and Kaskade) Surprise Subtronics Onstage at EDC for "Escape" Remix
The two dance music legends joined the ecstatic bass producer during his performance on the circutGROUNDS stage Saturday night.